Oil Tempered Steel Wire Mesh – Alloy Overview

Oil tempered steel wire mesh is high carbon steel wire that has been specially tempered to provide greater strength along with extra abrasion resistance. The oil tempering process involves heating high carbon wire to extreme temperatures followed by cooling it with oil. This process allows the wire to be strengthened (without becoming brittle) while maintaining its flexibility. As such, oil tempered wire cloth is used under the most severe, abrasive conditions as it possesses greater strength than normal high carbon steel. Primarily comprised of iron, oil tempered steel also contains small percentages of carbon (0.7%), manganese (0.75% – which increases its strength), phosphorous (0.02%), sulfur (0.025%), and silicon (0.25%). Some characteristics of oil tempered steel wire cloth which dictate its use are:

  • Oil tempered high carbon steel alloy.
  • Relatively low cost and high strength material.
  • Superior strength vs. normal high carbon 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

Oil tempered steel wire mesh is primarily used in wire cloth screens where superior resistance to abrasion, shock and heavy loads is essential. These screens are ideal for sizing, sorting and separating stone, gavel, coal and other abrasive materials. Our oil tempered steel screens are currently in use on vibrating machines throughout the United States and other countries around the globe.

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Common Aliases

Oil tempered steel is also commonly referred to as:

  • UNS K07001
  • Black Oil Tempered MB Spring Steel

Oil Tempered Steel Wire Mesh – Typical Chemistry

UNS K07001 - Black Oil Tempered MB Spring Steel Wire Mesh - Typical Chemistry
AlloyStandard(s)Limits
(%)
Carbon
(C)
Manganese
(Mn)
Phosphorus
(P)
Sulfur
(S)
Silicon
(Si)
K07001
Black Oil Tempered MB Spring Steel
ASTM A229Min0.550.3000.15
Max0.851.20.040.050.35

Typical Standards

Oil Tempered 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 oil tempered 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. oil tempered wire mesh to deliver the exact material you require.

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