ASTM WK42141

    New Specification for Standard Specification for Metal Injection Molded Corrosion Resistant Steel-16Chrome-4.1Nickle-0.28Niobium-3.2Copper Components for Surgical Instrument Applications1.

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the chemical, mechanical, and metallurgical requirements for metal injection molded (MIM) corrosion resistant steel-16chromr-4.1nickle-0.28niobium-3.2copper to be used in the manufacture of surgical instruments and components.

    There is a need for a 17-4 MIM specification with properties near wrought properties for surgical instrument components.


    Precipitation hardening stainless steel alloy; orthopedic medical instruments components (for surgical Instruments); metal injection molded (MIM) components.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    James Gardner

    Draft Under Development