DIN Standards Committee Nonferrous Metals
DIN EN 12164
Copper and copper alloys - Rod for free machining purposes; German version EN 12164:2016
Kupfer und Kupferlegierungen - Stangen für die spanende Bearbeitung; Deutsche Fassung EN 12164:2016
This European Standard specifies the composition, property requirements and dimensional tolerances for copper alloy rod, in the shape of circles, squares, hexagons or octagons, finally produced by drawing or extruding, especially intended for free machining purposes. The sampling procedures and the methods of test for verification of conformity to the requirements of this European Standard are also specified. An optional procedure has been included for referring to restrictions to the chemical composition imposed by the 4 MS Common Composition List for materials used for products accepted for contact with drinking water.
This document has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 133 "Copper and copper alloys" (secretariat: DIN, Germany) of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN). Regarding the German collaboration, the responsible committee is Working Committee NA 066-02-04 AA "Strangpress- und Zieherzeugnisse" ("Extruded and drawn products") at DIN Standards Committee Nonferrous Metals (FNNE).