ISO 16120:2011 is applicable to wire rod of non-alloy steel intended for wire drawing and/or cold rolling. The cross-section can be circular, oval, square, rectangular, hexagonal, octagonal, half-round or another shape, generally with at least 5 mm nominal dimension, and with a smooth surface.

ISO 16120-1:2011 covers general requirements and is not applicable to products for which standards exist or are in development, for example:

  • steel wire rod intended for heat treatment;
  • free-cutting steel wire rod;
  • steel wire rod for cold heading and cold extrusion;
  • steel wire rod intended for the production of electrodes and products for welding;
  • steel wire rod for welded fabric for reinforcement for concrete;
  • steel wire rod for ball and roller bearings (see ISO 683-17);
  • steel wire rod for wire for high fatigue strength mechanical springs, such as valve springs.

In addition to the requirements of ISO 16120-1:2011, the general technical delivery requirements specified in ISO 404 apply.

General information

  • Status :  Withdrawn
    Publication date : 2011-07
  • Edition : 2
    Number of pages : 21
  • :
    ISO/TC 17/SC 17
    Steel wire rod and wire products
  • 77.140.60
    Steel bars and rods

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