Also known as XM-7, 304CU, 304HQ Shaped, Flat, Square, Round, Fine Wire, Plated and Bare Wire ASTM A493
302HQ Alloy Description
With the addition of 3.0-4.0 % copper, alloy 302HQ becomes a specialized wire alloy with an extremely low work hardening rate. This makes the alloy ideal for cold heading applications. The alloy is nonmagnetic in the annealed condition and remains non-magnetic even after substantial cod working. It has excellent toughness even down to cryogenic temperatures.
Applications that require severe cold working.
Cold heading applications such as bolts, self- tapping screws and blind rivets
Carbon: 0.08 max
Phosphorus: 0.045 max
Silicon: 1.00 max
Manganese: 2.00 max
Sulfur: 0.030 max
Density: 0.289lb/in³, 8.00 g/cm³
Electrical Resistivity: ohm-m: 0.00720
Mean Specific Heat: BTU/lb-°F (J/g-°C):
32-212°F (0-100°C): 0.120 (.502)
Thermal Conductivity: BTU-in/hr-ft²-°F (W/m•K)
At 212°F (100°C): 113 (16.3)
Mean Coefficient of Thermal Expansion: µin/in-°F (µm/m-°C)
32-212°F (0-100 °C):9.61 (17.3)
32-599°F (0-315 °C): 9.89 (17.8)
32-1000°F (0-540 °C): 10.20 (18.4)
32-1200°F (0-650 °C): 10.4 (18.7)
Modulus of Elasticity: KSI (MPa)
29 x 10³Ksi(200 x 10³) in tension
Melting Range: 2552-2561°F (°1400-1455C)
Mechanical Properties at Room Temperature
Properties: Annealed Typical
Ultimate Tensile Strength: 70KSI min (438 MPa min)
Yield Strength: 30 KSI (207 MPa min)
Elongation: 25% min
Alloy 302HQ can be cold worked to additional tempers. Contact UlbrichShaped Wire
Technical Service for additional information
Refer to NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) for recommendations.
Standard Wire Finishes
Extra Clean: (XC) Extra clean is also referred to as “bright annealed” or “bright annealed and cold rolled”.
Grease (round wire only): Drawn in a heavy grease produces an “Ultra bright” finish for decorative applications.
Soap (round wire only): Soap is used as a lubricant in the drawing process and is not removed. It acts as a lubricant during customer part forming operation. A soap finish is available in tempered products.
Plated: Many plating options are available.
∗Special finishes are available: Contact Ulbrich Wire Sales with special finish and plating requests.
Cut to lengths
Alloy 302HQ is non hardenable by heat treatment.
For best results refer to: SSINA’s “Welding of Stainless Steels and Other Joining Methods”.
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