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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 Units—The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the 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/E8M 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)
E539 Test Method for Analysis of Titanium Alloys by X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry
E1409 Test Method for Determination of Oxygen and Nitrogen in Titanium and Titanium Alloys by Inert Gas Fusion
E1447 Test Method for Determination of Hydrogen in Titanium and Titanium Alloys by Inert Gas Fusion Thermal Conductivity/Infrared Detection Method
E1941 Test Method for Determination of Carbon in Refractory and Reactive Metals and Their Alloys by Combustion Analysis
E2371 Test Method for Analysis of Titanium and Titanium Alloys by Direct Current Plasma and Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (Performance-Based Test Methodology)
F136 Specification for Wrought Titanium-6Aluminum-4Vanadium ELI (Extra Low Interstitial) Alloy for Surgical Implant Applications (UNS R56401)
Aerospace Material SpecificationsAMS 2249 Chemical Check Analysis Limits, Titanium and Titanium Alloys AMS 2631 Ultrasonic Inspection Titanium, and Titanium Alloy Bar, Billet, and Plate AMS 4928 Titanium Alloy Bars, Wire, Forgings, Rings, and Drawn Shapes 6Al-4V Annealed AMS 4965 Titanium Alloy, Bars, Wire, Forgings, and Rings 6.0 Al 4.0 V Solution Heat Treated and Aged
ISO StandardsISO 5832–3 Implants for Surgery--Metallic Materials--Part 3, Wrought Titanium-6Aluminum-4Vanadium Alloy ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems--Requirements
Society of Automotive Engineers StandardSAE J1086 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)
ASTM F1472-14, Standard Specification for Wrought Titanium-6Aluminum-4Vanadium Alloy for Surgical Implant Applications (UNS R56400), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top