Cut Wire Shot

Author:  SAE
Source:  SAE: J441 Nov2009
Doc ID:  2009039
Year of Publication:  2009
Cut wire shot shall be the product of carbon steel wire or stainless wire Type 302, 304, Condition B, Spring Temper, cut into the form of cylinders with lengths approximately equal to the wire diameter. Conditioned cut wire shot with edges prerounded shall be required for shot peening applications. All cut wire shot shall be identified according to the wire size from which it is obtained. It shall be identified by the prefix letters CW meaning cut steel wire or SCW meaning stainless cut wire. This designation shall be followed by a two-digit suffix number equivalent to the mean diameter, in inches, of the wire from which the shot is produced times 1000 Table 1.

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