ASTM-F73 Standard Specification for Tungsten-Rhenium Alloy Wire for Electron Devices and Lamps

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This specification covers tungsten-rhenium alloy wire suitable for use in electron devices and lamps. The material is known as UNS R07031. This wire shall conform to the requirements as to chemical composition prescribed. The wire shall be furnished in the following finishes: Finish 1; Finish 2; Finish 3; Finish 4; and Finish 5. The following test methods shall be performed to conform with the specified requirements: chemical analysis; tensile strength; ductility; visual inspection; and dimensional measurements.




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1.1 This specification covers tungsten-rhenium alloy wire suitable for use in electron devices and lamps. The material is known as UNS R07031.

1.2 The term wire as used in this specification applies to all material 0.020 in. (0.51 mm) or less in diameter that is spooled or coiled.

1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. 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.

1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


electron devices; tungsten-rhenium alloy; UNS R07031 ;; ICS Number Code 29.060.10 (Wires)

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10.04 (Electronics; Declarable Substances in Materials; 3D Imaging Systems)

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29.060.10 (Wires Including electric rods, busbars, etc.)

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1996 R17 EDITION



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June 1, 2017

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