Active Standard ASTM A534 | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.28
Book of Standards Volume: 01.05
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This specification covers standards for carburizing steels to be used in anti-friction bearings. Materials shall conform to carbon, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, chromium, nickel, molybdenum, copper, oxygen, and aluminum contents. Materials shall adhere to inclusion ratings set for thin and heavy series. Grain size and hardenability requirements shall be followed. Decarburization and surface imperfections of hot-rolled, cold-finished, or annealed bars and tubes shall not exceed specified limits as measured through microscopical methods.
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1.1 This specification covers the requirements for carburizing bearing-quality steel to be used in the manufacture of anti-friction bearings.
1.2 Supplementary requirements of an optional nature are provided and when desired shall be so stated in the order.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered 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.
A29/A29M Specification for Steel Bars, Carbon and Alloy, Hot-Wrought, General Requirements for
A255 Test Methods for Determining Hardenability of Steel
A304 Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Bars Subject to End-Quench Hardenability Requirements
A510 Specification for General Requirements for Wire Rods and Coarse Round Wire, Carbon Steel
A519 Specification for Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Mechanical Tubing
A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
A752 Specification for General Requirements for Wire Rods and Coarse Round Wire, Alloy Steel
E45 Test Methods for Determining the Inclusion Content of Steel
E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size
E381 Method of Macroetch Testing Steel Bars, Billets, Blooms, and Forgings
E1019 Test Methods for Determination of Carbon, Sulfur, Nitrogen, and Oxygen in Steel, Iron, Nickel, and Cobalt Alloys by Various Combustion and Fusion Techniques
E1077 Test Methods for Estimating the Depth of Decarburization of Steel Specimens
ISO StandardISO683Part17: Ball and Roller Bearing Steels
ICS Number Code 77.140.10 (Heat-treatable steels)