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WIRE FORM

Wire forms are designed with a wide variety of sizes and shapes. They perform the same function as a spring except that they may not have any coils and are often used as links to carry loads with a minimum deflection.

 

 
 
Material
Nominal Analysis
Max Temperature
Rockwell Hardness
HIGH CARBON SPRING STEEL      
Music Wire ASTM A 227
C 0.70 - 1.00%
Min 0.20 - 0.60%
121 C / 250 F
C41 - 60
Hard Drawn ASTM A 227
C 0.45 - 0.85%
Min 0.60 - 1.30%
121 C / 250 F
C31 - 52
Oil TemperedASTM A 229
C 0.55 - 0.85% Min 0.60 - 1.20%
121 C / 250 F
C42 - 55
STAINLESS
STEEL WIRE
     
AISI 302/304
Cr 17-19%
Ni 8 - 10%
288 C / 550 F
C35 - 45
AISI 316
Cr 16 - 18%
Ni 10 - 14%
Mo 2 - 3%
288 C / 550 F
C35 - 45
ALLOY
STEEL WIRE
     
Chrome Vanadium ASTM A 231
C 0.48 - 0.53%
CR 0.80 - 1.10%
V 0.15% Min
218.5 C / 425 F
C41 - 55
Chrome Silicon ASTM A 401
C 0.51 - 0.59%
Cr 0.60 - 0.80%
Si 1.20 - 1.60%
246 C / 475 F
C48 - 55