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This specification covers UNS S31673 chromium-nickel-molybdenum wrought annealed stainless steel surgical fixation wires. The wires should conform to the required values of tensile strength and elongation. Wire surfaces should be processed to minimize tool marks, nicks, scratches, cracks, cavities, spurs, and other imperfections that would impair wire serviceability.
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1.1 This specification covers the chemical, mechanical, and metallurgical requirements for the manufacture of wrought 18 chromium-14 nickel-2.5 molybdenum stainless steel in the form of surgical fixation wire.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound values in parentheses are for information only.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A555/A555M Specification for General Requirements for Stainless Steel Wire and Wire Rods
E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
F86 Practice for Surface Preparation and Marking of Metallic Surgical Implants
F138 Specification for Wrought 18Chromium-14Nickel-2.5Molybdenum Stainless Steel Bar and Wire for Surgical Implants (UNS S31673)
F981 Practice for Assessment of Compatibility of Biomaterials for Surgical Implants with Respect to Effect of Materials on Muscle and Bone
ISO StandardISO9001 Quality Management System--Requirements
American Society for Quality StandardASQC1 Specification of General Requirements for a Quality Program
ICS Number Code 11.040.40 (Implants for surgery, prothetics and orthotics)
UNSPSC Code 42295500(Surgical implants and expanders and extenders and surgical wires and related products)