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This specification covers magnesium-alloy sand castings. The castings shall conform to the chemical composition limits specified. The castings may be subjected to such heat treatment as deemed necessary to produce material that will conform to the requirements specified. Heat treatment shall be performed on the whole casting and never on a portion. Foundry control shall consist of examination of the castings by radiographic or other approved methods for determining internal discontinuities until the gating, pouring, and other foundry practices have been established to produce castings meeting the quality standards. The tension test specimens representing the castings shall conform to the requirements.
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1.1 This specification covers magnesium-alloy sand castings designated as shown in Table 1.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI values in parentheses are provided for information only.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B93/B93M Specification for Magnesium Alloys in Ingot Form for Sand Castings, Permanent Mold Castings, and Die Castings
B296 Practice for Temper Designations of Magnesium Alloys, Cast and Wrought
B557 Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products
B660 Practices for Packaging/Packing of Aluminum and Magnesium Products
B661 Practice for Heat Treatment of Magnesium Alloys
B951 Practice for Codification of Unalloyed Magnesium and Magnesium-Alloys, Cast and Wrought
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E35 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Magnesium and Magnesium Alloys
E88 Practice for Sampling Nonferrous Metals and Alloys in Cast Form for Determination of Chemical Composition
E94 Guide for Radiographic Examination
E155 Reference Radiographs for Inspection of Aluminum and Magnesium Castings
E165 Practice for Liquid Penetrant Examination for General Industry
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
E716 Practices for Sampling and Sample Preparation of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys for Determination of Chemical Composition by Spectrochemical Analysis
Federal StandardsFed.Std.No.184 Identification Marking of Aluminum, Magnesium and Titanium
Military StandardsMIL-M-6857 Heat Treatment of Magnesium Alloy Castings
ICS Number Code 77.150.20 (Magnesium products)
ASTM B80-09, Standard Specification for Magnesium-Alloy Sand Castings, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top