Music Wire - ASTM A 228 Spring Wire Properties
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Music Wire - ASTM A 228 Spring Wire Properties

High-carbon spring steels are the most commonly used of all springs materials. Try to use these materials in preference to others because that are least expensive, readily available, easily worked, and most popular. These materials are not satisfactory for high or low temperatures or for shock or impact loading.

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Music Wire
ASTM A 228
Nominal Chemistry
C 0.70 - 1.00%
Mn 0.20 - 60%
Minimum Tensile Strength
psi x 103
E - Modulus of Elasticity
psi x 106
Design Stress % Minimum
G - Modulus in Torsion
psi x 106
Maximum Operating Temperature
Rockwell Hardness C41-60
Shear Modulus
c GPa
11600 80.0
Method of Manufacture
Chief Uses
Special Properties
Cold drawn. High and uniform tensile. High quality springs and wire forms. Music Wire is the best, toughest, and most widely used of all spring materials for small springs. It has the highest tensile strength and can withstand higher stresses under repeated loading than any other spring material.

Common Trade Names

228 Music

UNS G10860

ASTM A228, A29, A682

AISI 1086

SAE J403, J412, J414

Japanese JIS G3522 SWP-A G3522 SWP-B

German DIN 1.1269

British BS 1408 5216 5201

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