ASTM A895 - 89(2009)

    Standard Specification for Free-Machining Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip

    Active Standard ASTM A895 | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.17

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.03


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    Abstract

    This specification covers hot-finished or cold-finished plate, sheet, and strip in the more commonly used types of stainless free machining steels designed especially for optimum machinability and for general corrosion and high temperature service. Stainless and heat-resisting plate, sheet, and strip, are covered in separated specifications. The steel shall be made by one or more of the following processes: electric-arc, electric-induction, or other suitable commercial processes. The chemical composition shall conform to the requirements specified. Hardness test shall conform to the hardness requirements specified.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers hot-finished or cold-finished plate, sheet, and strip in the more commonly used types of stainless free machining steels designed especially for optimum machinability and for general corrosion and high temperature service. Stainless and heat-resisting plate, sheet, and strip, other than free-machining types, are covered in separate specifications.

    1.2 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.

    ASTM Standards

    A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

    A480/A480M Specification for General Requirements for Flat-Rolled Stainless and Heat-Resisting Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip

    A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products

    E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)

    SAE Standard

    SAEJ1086 Recommended Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.140.50 (Flat steel products and semi-products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30102205(Stainless steel plate)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0895-89R09

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