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This specification covers the requirements for wrought titanium-6aluminum-4vanadium alloy for use in surgical implant applications. The material shall be manufactured by multiple melting in plasma arc and electron beam furnaces into strip, sheet, plate, bar, forging bar, or wire. The material shall be available in the annealed or cold-worked condition, with the surface mechanically descaled or pickled, sandblasted, chemically milled, ground, machined, peeled, polished, or a combination of these. Heat and product analyses as well as tension and bend (for sheet, strip, and plate) tests shall be performed and shall conform to the requirements specified. In addition, the material shall have a microstructure consisting of a fine dispersion of alpha and beta phases as a result of processing in the alpha plus beta field, with no continuous alpha network at prior beta grain boundaries and no coarse, elongated alpha platelets.
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1.1 This specification covers the chemical, mechanical, and metallurgical requirements for wrought annealed titanium-6aluminum-4vanadium alloy (UNS R56400) to be used in the manufacture of surgical implants.
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.
E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E290 Test Methods for Bend Testing of Material for Ductility
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
E1409 Test Method for Determination of Oxygen and Nitrogen in Titanium and Titanium Alloys by the Inert Gas Fusion Technique
E1447 Test Method for Determination of Hydrogen in Titanium and Titanium Alloys by Inert Gas Fusion Thermal Conductivity/Infrared Detection Method
E2371 Test Method for Analysis of Titanium and Titanium Alloys by Atomic Emission Plasma Spectrometry
ASQ StandardASQC1 Specifications of General Requirements for a Quality Program
Aerospace Material SpecificationsAMS4965 Titanium Alloy, Bars, Wire, Forgings, and Rings 6.0Al-4.0V Solution Heat Treated and Aged
ISO StandardsISO9001 Quality Management Systems--Requirements
Society of Automotive Engineers StandardSAEJ1086 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys (UNS)
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)