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This specification covers hot-finished or cold-finished bars except bars for reforging. It includes rounds, squares, and hexagons, and hot-rolled or extruded shapes, such as angles, tees, and channels in the more commonly used types of stainless steels. The bars shall be furnished in one of the following conditions: Condition A in which the bars are annealed, Condition H in which the bars are hardened and tempered at a relative temperature, Condition T in which the bars are hardened and tempered at a relatively high temperature, Condition S in which the bars are strain hardened or relatively light cold worked, and Condition B in which the bars are relatively severe cold worked. The material shall be subjected to a mechanical test to determine its tensile strength, yield strength, elongation, and Brinell hardness.
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1.1 This specification covers hot-finished or cold-finished bars except bars for reforging ( ). It includes rounds, squares, and hexagons, and hot-rolled or extruded shapes, such as angles, tees, and channels in the more commonly used types of stainless steels. The free-machining types ( ) for general corrosion resistance and high-temperature service are covered in a separate specification.
Note 1: For bars for reforging, see Specification .
Note 2: For free-machining stainless bars designed especially for optimum machinability, see Specification .
Note 3: There are standards covering high nickel, chromium, austenitic corrosion, and heat-resisting alloy materials. These standards are under the jurisdiction of ASTM Subcommittee B02.07 and may be found in Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Vol. 02.04.
1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated 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 non-conformance with the standard. The inch-pound units shall apply unless the “M” designation of this specification is specified in the order.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A314 Specification for Stainless Steel Billets and Bars for Forging
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A484/A484M Specification for General Requirements for Stainless Steel Bars, Billets, and Forgings
A582/A582M Specification for Free-Machining Stainless Steel Bars
A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
A1058 Test Methods for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products--Metric
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
SAE DocumentSAE J 1086 Recommended Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys
ICS Number Code 77.140.20 (Steels of high quality); 77.140.60 (Steel bars and rods); 77.140.70 (Steel profiles)
ASTM A276 / A276M-16, Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.orgBack to Top