ASTM WK35963

    Revision of F899 - 11 Standard Specification for Wrought Stainless Steels for Surgical Instruments

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    Active Standard: F899 - 12b

    Developed by Subcommittee: F04.12 | Committee F04 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    A ballot was presented to the committee before fall meeting 2011 introducing a new martensitic grade together with new language for corrosion data in a new clause X1.3 in the annex. This was not subject to any comment or negative. Meanwhile, an UNS-Number had been assigned to this new grade which is S42027. The only negative was from James Scutti and requested a reference in any related ASTM-standard prior to be amended in F899. During the committee meeting in November his negative was voted persuasive. As a solution the committee decided to allow AMS standards also being a source of reference since it is described therein. A proper wording should be introduced and subject to re-balloting process.


    austenitic; ferritic; instruments; martensitic; precipitation hardenable; stainless steel; surgical; Surgical instruments--specifications; Stainless steel bars/billets--specifications; Stainless steel surgical applications--specifications; Steel billets and blooms--specifications; Steel wire--specifications;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Ralf Hanneforth

    Draft Under Development