High Carbon Spring Steel Wire
At Radcliff wire we offer a large selection of high carbon steel wire to choose from. Different grades of high carbon spring steel wire include: HDMB wire, OTMB wire, Music wire, Chrome Silicon wire, and Chrome Vanadium wire as well as annealed carbon steel wire in a number of carbon ranges such as C1010, C1065, C1075 and C1095. All of the above perform slightly differently with different load tolerances, corrosion resistance, hardness, and resistance to corrosion following welding or stress relieving.
Provided below are charts displaying the various properties and specifications of the grades and types of steel wire we sell. These charts should be of assistance in helping you decide which type of steel wire is best for your application.
The Radcliff Wire staff is available to discuss your steel wire specifications and needs to help you choose a type of wire best suited for your application to give you the highest performance, reliability and long life in your product.
|Nominal Chemical Compositions (%)|
|CHROME VANADIUM||.48-.53||.70-.90||0.040||0.040||.15-.35||.80-1.10||V .15|
|C1010||Basic Steel, good formability, not heat treatable||ASTM A-805|
|C1050||Good formability in the annealed condition, heat treatable to higher hardness,|
|C1075||higher carbon content contributes to higher hardness||ASTM A-805|
|HDMB||Spring wire, suitable for parts subjected to high stress and /or infrequent stress||ASTM A-227|
|OTMB||Spring wire, similar to HDMB, better suited for some applications because of the||ASTM A-229|
|tighter control of the tensile strength and better straightness of OTMB|
|MUSIC WIRE||Spring wire, good for parts subjected to high stresses and requiring good||ASTM A-228|
|CHROME SILICON||Spring wire, high endurance properties at elevated temperatures||ASTM A-401|
|CHROME VANADIUM||Spring wire, high fatigue properties at elevated temperatures||ASTM A-231|