A286 / Alloy 660 for excellent high temperature oxidation resistance
- Good material for high temperature oxidation resistance
- Maintains high strength at elevated temperatures
- Specifications and heat treatments
- ASTM A453 Grade 660
- A286 chemistry
- Datasheet for A286
A286 screws, also known as Alloy 660 screws are stainless steel alloy which contains iron, nickel and chromium. A286 torx screws are known for their high strength, creep resistance and oxidation resistance at elevated temperatures once age hardened. As a result, A286 screws provide high levels of strength from room temperature up to about 1300°F (700°C).
A286 torx screws are also mildly corrosion resistant. While they should not be used for strong acid environments, they provide excellent oxidation resistance up to 1500°F (815°C) in conditions that would typically be found in high temperature exhaust streams. For the most critical applications, we offer bolts screws per ASTM A453 Grade 660. This ensures tensile and rupture properties.
Because of the properties of Alloy 660 / A286 these torx screws are often found in high temperature engine, manifold, exhaust and turbine applications as well as off-shore oil & gas applications. In addition, A286 / Alloy 660 is also non-magnetic and finds a niche in non-magnetic cryogenic equipment.
Resources: A286 Torque Specs
Screw Types: 12 Point Screws, Button Head Cap Screws, Flat Head Screws, Hex Cap Screws, Pan Head Screws, Set Screws, Socket Head Cap Screws, Tamper Resistant Security Screws, Torx Screws, Vented Screws
A286 Torx screws are characterized by a 6-point star-shaped pattern, also called a star drive, spined socket or hexalobular (ISO 10664). Where Phillips heads were designed to cause the driver to cam-out (prevent overtightening), Torx screws were designed resist cam-out. This feature allows A286 / Alloy 660 torx screws to provide increased torque as well as better torque transfer between driver and fasteners. This feature also helps to reduce wear on driver bits.
Alloy 660 / A286 Torx Screw Advantages
- Resistant to cam out (process by which a screwdriver slips out of the head)
- A286 Torx screws are more difficult to strip
- Increased tamper resistance as a star driver isn’t as common
- Driver insert is less susceptible to damage when over torqued than Allen head
Material specification ASTM A453 Grade 660 applies to bolts, studs, studs and other fasteners. It ensures fasteners meet strength standards for use in high temperature bolting applications. ASTM A453 Grade 660 is classified into 4 property classes / heat treatments: A, B, C & D, each designated with different tensile and stress rupture properties. The most common of the ASTM 453 classes are class A or D. The grades A, B and C all have the same minimum tensile strength and minimum yield strength of 130ksi and 85ksi respectively. However grade D has a significantly better yield with a min tensile of 130ksi and a min yield of 105ksi.
AMS A286 / Alloy 660 Heat Treatments
By AMS numbers, the most common for A286 / Alloy 660 is AMS 5737 (same as Grade A) and then AMS 5732 (same as Grade B).
A286 / Alloy 660 Cold Worked Fasteners
For additional strength, A286 could be aged and cold worked to achieve a min ultimate tensile strength of 160ksi upon request.
UNS S66286, ASTM A453, AMS 5525, AMS 5726, AMS 5732, AMS 5737, AMS 5804, EN 1.4980, GE B50T1181, GE B50T12, GE B50T81, Werkstoff 1.4980, ASTM F2281