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This specification covers the requirements for three compositions of wrought seamless stainless steel tubing for the manufacture of surgical implants. Materials shall be tested and shall conform to chemical composition, metallurgical requirements, and mechanical properties. Materials and manufacture are also detailed.
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1.1 This specification covers the requirements for five compositions of wrought seamless stainless steel tubing for the manufacture of surgical implants. Material shall conform to the applicable requirements of Specifications F 138
1.2 This specification applies to cold finished, straight length tubing from 3 to 34 mm (0.125 to 1.315 in.) nominal outside diameter (OD) and 0.5 mm (0.020 in.) and greater nominal wall thickness.
1.3 The specifications in 2.1 are referred to as the ASTM material standard(s) in this specification.
1.4 The values stated in either inch-pound or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Inch-pound units are shown in parentheses. 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.
ASTM Tubing Standards
SI10 American National Standard for Use of the International System of Units (SI): The Modern Metric System
ISO StandardsISO9001 Quality Management System--Requirements
ASME StandardASMEY14.5.1M Mathematical Definition of Dimensioning and Tolerancing Principles
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 F2181-09, Standard Specification for Wrought Seamless Stainless Steel Tubing for Surgical Implants, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top