BlackAnnealedSteelWireDeriving its name from its use in piano strings, music wire is a reliable, high-tensile, high-carbon steel wire most commonly used in springs because of its ability to withstand repeated loads and high stress while still retaining its resiliency and elasticity. Music wire is cold-drawn (mostly to thin diameters), then heat-treated to patent specifications, bent and curved into springs. While this wire is most commonly used as spring material in industrial applications and manufacturing, it is also used for hobby and home use for everything from crafting to kitchen slicers. Popular for its affordability and durability, music wire is a great all-around solution for a wide range of high-stress uses.

COMMON USES FOR MUSIC WIRE

  • Springs that experience repeated loading, stretching and relaxing (e.g., springs for windows to enable opening and shutting)
  • Piano strings
  • Hobby applications (e.g., radio-controlled aircraft, model railroads)
  • Surgical tools
  • Fishing lures
  • Kitchen utensils (e.g., cheese slicers)
  • Multiple other industrial applications, particularly where springs are involved

MUSIC WIRE IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR

  • Applications under cold or hot temperature extremes (maximum recommended operating temperature is 250˚F)
  • Applications with high-impact or shock loads
Common Specifications:ASTM-A228, Din 17223, SAE J178, JIS G-3522, GM 58M
Diameter:.008 to .375
Carbon Range:C1070 to C1085
Density in lb/in^3:0.284
Rockwell hardness scale:C41-60
Max. operating temperature (˚F)250
Coatings:Phosphate
Galvanized
Bright
Packaging:Coils
Cores
Reels

Madison Steel is a global supplier of steel related raw material products, including music wire, PC strand, recycled scrap steel and more. We only use suppliers that provide consistent, high-grade products, and our Atlanta offices coordinate with seven strategic distribution facilities throughout the U.S. to ensure on-time deliveries to our customers. Please call us at 404-343-4855 to learn more about our products and services.