A. ASTM F is for inch-based fasteners and ASTM FM is for metric fasteners, although the designations are identical between the two. The fastener industry should be made aware of an important recent development in the realm of. ASTM fastener standard specifications. ASTM F/. ASTM F/FM: Standard Specification for Electrodeposited Coatings on Mechanical Fasteners, Inch and Metric.

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My company uses fasteners in the most simple sense–like the kind of fasteners you buy in the bulk bin at the local hardware store. Xstm information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author’s employer. Nonmagnetic Coatings on Magnetic Basis Metals. It should be noted that modi? A superscript epsilon e indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.

ASTM F1941

To secure aztm of results, samples shall be aged at room temperature for 24 h before being subjected to the salt spray test. Nonmagnetic Coatings on Magnetic Basis Metals. The effect of thread damage is worse on heavy?

In this process, quantities of an item are placed within a containment vessel, called a barrel.

ASTM F – Portland Bolt

It specifies coating thickness, supplementary hexavalent chromate or trivalent chromite finishes, corrosion resistance, precautions for managing the risk of hydrogen embrittlement f941m hydrogen embrittlement relief for high-strength and surface-hardened fasteners. The values given in parentheses are for information only. Although this risk can be managed by selecting raw materials suitable for the application of electrodeposited coatings and by using modern methods of surface treatment and post heat-treatment bakingthe risk of hydrogen embrittlement cannot be completely eliminated.


The rack is designed to move the group of items, together, through each of the process steps, allowing ready ingress and egress of processing solutions and rinses.

ASTM / ASME spec F for Zinc Plating Which finish to choose?

My research is leading me to believe that ASTM F M both inch and metric are the two standards I need; but even those have over grades listed! This can 6 r1941m the external threads of fasteners.

The electrical continuity is maintained between the parts by the rack itself. It specifies coating thickness, supplementary hexavalent chromate or non-hexavalent conversion coatings, corrosion resistance, precautions for managing the risk of hydrogen embrittlement and hydrogen embrittlement relief for high-strength and surface-hardened fasteners.

Refer to Appendix X3 for further information on effects of coating on pitch diameter, allowances and tolerances for zstm and internal threads. The coating must not cause the basic thread size to be transgressed by either the internal or external threads.

In this process, quantities of an item are placed on a support, called a rack. On an externally threaded fastener ast occurs at the threaded tip. One of these should meet your needs. Thickness Designation 3 5 8 12 Minimum Thickness in. It also highlights the differences between barrel and rack plating and makes recommendations as to the applicability of each process. Isn’t the color achieved by adding a dye and the corrosive resistance achieved through a sealer or thicker chromate?

The external thread damage is also minimized in comparison to barrel-plating due to the absence of tumbling.

NOTE 2—With proper care many steel fasteners can be plated without baking by correlating process conditions to the susceptibility of the fastener material to hydrogen embrittlement, and by applying adequate process control procedures, such as those outlined in Appendix X4. Periodic inspections should be conducted according to a speci? The external thread asrm may thus be used to accommodate the coating thickness on threaded fasteners, provided the maximum coating thickness is no more than 1?


If heavier coatings are required allowance for the deposit buildup must be made during the manufacture of fasteners. The electrodeposited coating shall cover all surfaces and shall meet the following requirements: The appearance of corrosion products visible to the unaided eye at normal reading distance shall be cause for rejection, except when present at the edges of the tested fasteners. Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard. That standard should be consulted for more detailed information.

All I want is a single spec to call out, to get the basic zinc-electroplated fastener. Therefore, the application of a metallic coating by electrodeposition is not recommended for such fasteners.

It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. The extremities being the high current density areas receive the greatest coating thickness.

It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. Coating thickness values are based on the tolerances for 1A and 2A external Uni?