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This specification covers general workmanship and test method requirements of stainless steel suture needle holders intended for reuse in surgery. Materials of all component parts shall be fabricated from martensitic stainless steel type 410, 410X, 416, 420A, 420B, 420C, 420F, 420F Mod, and 440B. The material shall be heat treated and shall conform to the specified hardness, corrosion resistance, workmanship, finish, and appearance.
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1.1 This specification covers general workmanship aspects of stainless steel suture needle holders intended for reuse in surgery.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials
E92 Test Method for Vickers Hardness of Metallic Materials
E140 Hardness Conversion Tables for Metals Relationship Among Brinell Hardness, Vickers Hardness, Rockwell Hardness, Superficial Hardness, Knoop Hardness, and Scleroscope Hardness
F899 Specification for Wrought Stainless Steels for Surgical Instruments
F921 Terminology Relating to Hemostatic Forceps
F1089 Test Method for Corrosion of Surgical Instruments
ICS Number Code 11.040.30 (Surgical instruments and materials)
UNSPSC Code 42312206(Suture needles)