Section 02 - Nonferrous Metal Products


02.01 - Copper and Copper Alloys

Volume 02.01 includes standards on copper and copper alloy plate, sheet, strip, rolled bar, rod bar, and shapes. Some detail the property requirements for seamless and welded tubes for ordinary use, water service, condensers, and special uses. Others cover various types of wire, including hard-drawn copper, copper-silicon alloy, and phosphor bronze.

02.02 - Aluminum and Magnesium Alloys

The specifications in this volume cover aluminum, aluminum alloys, and aluminum-covered steel, including bars, rods, wire, shapes, castings, forgings, fasteners, pipes, tubes, sheet, plates, foil, and cable. It also includes ANSI H35.2 American National Standard on Dimensional Tolerances for Aluminum Mill Products. Other standards fix the property requirements for magnesium-ingot and magnesium-alloy castings, including sheet, forgings, anodes, bars, rods, and shapes; and measure indentation hardness, shear testing, tension testing, and ultrasonic inspection.

02.03 - Electrical Conductors

Volume 02.03 focuses on electrical conductors, primarily aluminum, aluminum-alloy, aluminum-covered steel, copper, copper-alloy, copper-covered steel, and steel wire. Various specifications define the required properties for stranded conductors and wire. Others detail the properties of aluminum-clad, copper-clad and core steel wire, as well as guys, messengers, and span wires. Also included are standards on superconductors.

02.04 - Nonferrous Metals - Nickel, Titanium, Lead, Tin, Zinc, Zirconium, Precious, Reactive, Refractory Metals and Alloys: Materials for Thermostats, Electrical Heating and Resistance Contact, and Connectors

Over half of the standards featured are specifications for nickel and nickel alloys which cover castings, forgings, pipe, tube, plate, sheet, strip, rod, bar, and wire. Also included are specifications for zinc, recycled zinc, zinc alloys, cadmium, copper, gold, titanium, zirconium, and more. Procedures for measuring such properties as cross curvature and flexivity of thermostat materials and resistance of electrical contacts to atmospheric corrosion also appear in this volume.

02.05 - Metallic and Inorganic Coatings; Metal Powders and Metal Powder Products

Under the heading of metallic and inorganic coatings, specifications establish requirements for electrodeposited coatings of cadmium, tin, and mechanically-deposited zinc. This volume includes tests for measuring the properties of anodically-coated aluminum; determining coating thickness and corrosion; and electroforming, electroplating, and surface preparation. Volume 02.05 features standards for metal powders and metal powder products. It includes test methods and specifications that deal with base metal powders, cemented carbides, refractory metal powders, density, flow rate, hardness, and particulate size. This volume also features standards for powder metallurgy (P/M) and metal injection molded (MIM) structural parts.