ASTM A957/A957M-11

    Standard Specification for Investment Castings, Steel and Alloy, Common Requirements, for General Industrial Use


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers a group of requirements that are mandatory for castings produced by the investment casting process to meet the metallurgical requirements of the following steel casting specifications issued by ASTM.


    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

    A27/A27M Specification for Steel Castings, Carbon, for General Application

    A128/A128M Specification for Steel Castings, Austenitic Manganese

    A148/A148M Specification for Steel Castings, High Strength, for Structural Purposes

    A297/A297M Specification for Steel Castings, Iron-Chromium and Iron-Chromium-Nickel, Heat Resistant, for General Application

    A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

    A380 Practice for Cleaning, Descaling, and Passivation of Stainless Steel Parts, Equipment, and Systems

    A447/A447M Specification for Steel Castings, Chromium-Nickel-Iron Alloy (25-12 Class), for High-Temperature Service

    A488/A488M Practice for Steel Castings, Welding, Qualifications of Procedures and Personnel

    A494/A494M Specification for Castings, Nickel and Nickel Alloy

    A560/A560M Specification for Castings, Chromium-Nickel Alloy

    A609/A609M Practice for Castings, Carbon, Low-Alloy, and Martensitic Stainless Steel, Ultrasonic Examination Thereof

    A732/A732M Specification for Castings, Investment, Carbon and Low Alloy Steel for General Application, and Cobalt Alloy for High Strength at Elevated Temperatures

    A743/A743M Specification for Castings, Iron-Chromium, Iron-Chromium-Nickel, Corrosion Resistant, for General Application

    A744/A744M Specification for Castings, Iron-Chromium-Nickel, Corrosion Resistant, for Severe Service

    A747/A747M Specification for Steel Castings, Stainless, Precipitation Hardening


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.100 (Ferroalloys)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31101903(Steel investment casting)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/A0957_A0957M-11

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    Citation Format

    ASTM A957 / A957M-11, Standard Specification for Investment Castings, Steel and Alloy, Common Requirements, for General Industrial Use, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.org

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