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1.1 This specification covers hot-finished or cold-finished bars except bars for reforging (Note 0). It includes rounds, squares, and hexagons, and hot-rolled or extruded shapes, such as angles, tees, and channels in the more commonly used types of stainless steels. The free-machining types (Note 0) for general corrosion resistance and high-temperature service are covered in a separate specification. For bars for reforging, see Specification A 314.
For free-machining stainless bars designed especially for optimum machinability, see Specification A 582/A 582M.
There are standards covering high nickel, chromium, austenitic corrosion, and heat resisting alloy materials. These standards are under the jurisdiction of ASTM Subcommittee B02.07 and may be found in Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Vol. 02.04.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A314 Specification for Stainless Steel Billets and Bars for Forging
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A484/A484M Specification for General Requirements for Stainless Steel Bars, Billets, and Forgings
A582/A582M Specification for Free-Machining Stainless Steel Bars
A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
âSAE DocumentSAE J 1086 Recommended Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys
ICS Number Code 77.140.20 (Steels of high quality); 77.140.60 (Steel bars and rods); 77.140.70 (Steel profiles)