ASTM F1941

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ASTM F1941 – Standard Specification for Electrodeposited Coatings on Mechanical Fasteners, Inch and Metric


This specification covers application, performance and dimensional requirements for electrodeposited coatings on threaded fasteners with unified inch and metric screw threads, but it may also be applied to other threaded parts and non-threaded parts such as washers and pins.

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.

It also highlights the differences between barrel and rack plating and makes recommendations as to the applicability of each process.


electrodeposited coating; mechanical fastener