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1.1 This specification covers carbon and low-alloy steel and cobalt alloy castings made by the investment casting process.
1.2 Fifteen grades of steel and two cobalt alloy grades are covered.
1.3 Supplementary requirements of an optional nature are provided for use at the option of the purchaser. The supplementary requirements shall apply only when specified individually by the purchaser in the purchase order or contract.
1.4 This specification is expressed in both inch-pound units and SI units; however, unless the purchase order or contract specifies the applicable M specification designation (SI units), the inch-pound units shall apply. The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with this 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.
A957/A957M Specification for Investment Castings, Steel and Alloy, Common Requirements, for General Industrial Use
A997 Practice for Investment Castings, Surface Acceptance Standards, Visual Examination
E21 Test Methods for Elevated Temperature Tension Tests of Metallic Materials
E139 Test Methods for Conducting Creep, Creep-Rupture, and Stress-Rupture Tests of Metallic Materials
ICS Number Code 77.140.80 (Iron and steel castings)
UNSPSC Code 11101704(Steel)
ASTM A732 / A732M-05, Standard Specification for Castings, Investment, Carbon and Low Alloy Steel for General Application, and Cobalt Alloy for High Strength at Elevated Temperatures, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2005, www.astm.orgBack to Top