Hard Drawn Steel Wire Mesh – Alloy Overview

Hard drawn steel wire mesh is one of the most basic and affordable high carbon steel wire mesh alloys. “Hard drawn” simply means the high carbon steel has been drawn through the die to the desired diameter and undergone no additional processing or tempering. Given its simple processing, hard drawn steel is less expensive than oil tempered steel, but does not provide the same strength; it is not intended for applications requiring exposure to high or low temperatures, impact loading, or shock. Primarily comprised of iron, hard drawn steel also contains small percentages of carbon (0.65%), manganese (0.8% – which increases its strength), phosphorous (0.02%), sulfur (0.025%), and silicon (0.25%). Some characteristics of hard drawn steel wire cloth which dictate its use are:

  • Hard drawn high carbon steel alloy.
  • Relatively low cost and high strength material.
  • Inferior strength vs. oil tempered steel.
  • Magnetic in all conditions.
  • Not corrosion resistant; rusts in most atmospheric environments.
  • Protective coatings can be applied to improve resistance.
  • Can be cut, formed, and welded.

Industries & Applications

Hard drawn steel wire mesh is primarily used in wire cloth screens where superior strength and material lifespan are not critical properties. It is often used in agriculture applications and shopping carts. Additionally, hard drawn steel wire cloth is commonly used in the following industries and applications:

SUBMIT RFQ
  • Automobile
  • Baskets
  • General Industry
  • Shelving

Common Aliases

Hard drawn steel is also commonly referred to as:

  • UNS K06501
  • Hard Drawn MB Spring Steel
  • Cold Drawn Steel

Hard Drawn Steel Wire Mesh – Typical Chemistry

UNS K06501 - Hard Drawn MB Spring Steel Wire Mesh - Typical Chemistry
AlloyStandard(s)Limits
(%)
Carbon
(C)
Manganese
(Mn)
Phosphorus
(P)
Sulfur
(S)
Silicon
(Si)
K06501
Hard Drawn MB Spring Steel
ASTM A227Min0.450.3000.15
Max0.851.30.040.050.35

Typical Standards

Hard Drawn Steel Wire Cloth – Harmonized Tariff Codes: Chapter 73

Woven Steel Wire Mesh:

  • 7314190100

Welded Steel Wire Mesh:

  • 3.937″+ Center-to-Center AND .1181″+ Wire Diameter: 7314200000
  • <3.937″ Center-to-Center OR <.1181″ Wire Diameter: 7314390000

Manufacture/Supply-to-Order Capability

Phoenix Wire Cloth can manufacture-to-order any combination of mesh opening size + wire diameter(s) to supply you with the woven or welded hard drawn steel wire mesh, bolting cloth, milling cloth, or filter cloth that you require. In addition, we can slit, cut, punch, form, heat treat, powder coat, etc. hard drawn wire mesh to deliver the exact material you require.

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