High Carbon Steel Music Wire for Custom Springs & Wire Forms

Please note that we do not sell ASTM A 228 music wire or any other materials in raw form. Music wire is a material option for custom springs, wire forms, etc., manufactured by Peninsula Spring.

Out of all high carbon spring steels, ASTM A 228 music wire is by far the most common and affordable.  Music wire exhibits excellent spring properties, making it the number one choice for most custom springs and custom wire forms we manufacture for our customers.

Contact Peninsula Spring to discuss the material requirements of your custom manufacturing project.


High Carbon Steel Music Wire for Custom Springs & Wire Forms

Nominal Chemical & Physical Properties

  • C: 0.70 - 1.00%
  • Mn: 0.20 - .60%
  • Minimum tensile strength: psi x 103 230-399
  • Design stress % minimum tensile: 45
  • Modulus of elasticity: psi x 106 30
  • Modulus in torsion: psi x 106 11.5
  • Maximum operating temperature: 250°F (121°C)
  • Rockwell hardness: C41-60

Heat Treating ASTM A 228 Music Wire

High carbon steel music wire is delivered in pre-tempered condition; therefore, no further hardening can be achieved through heat treating. However, depending on the application, completed springs and wire forms will undergo a stress-relieving process.

Manufacturing Custom Springs & Wire Forms with Music Wire

Music wire is cold drawn to a high and uniform tensile

Common Trade Names

  • Piano wire
  • UNS G10860
  • UNS K08500
  • ASTM A228
  • ASTM A29
  • ASTM A682
  • AISI 1086
  • AMS 5112
  • QQ-W-470
  • SAE J403
  • SAE J412
  • SAE J414e

Contact Peninsula Spring Today for High Carbon Steel Music Wire and Custom Springs & Wire Forms

Contact Peninsula Spring for more information about our High Carbon Steel Music Wire.