ASTM A895-89(2004)

    Standard Specification for Free-Machining Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers hot-finished or cold-finished plate, sheet, and strip in the more commonly used types of stainless free machining steels designed especially for optimum machinability and for general corrosion and high temperature service. Stainless and heat-resisting plate, sheet, and strip, other than free-machining types, are covered in separate specifications.

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

    A480/A480M Specification for General Requirements for Flat-Rolled Stainless and Heat-Resisting Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip

    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)

    SAE Standard

    SAEJ1086 Recommended Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.140.50 (Flat steel products and semi-products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30102205(Stainless steel plate)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0895-89R04

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