Active Standard ASTM F2581 | Developed by Subcommittee: F04.12
Book of Standards Volume: 13.02
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This specification covers the chemical, mechanical, and metallurgical requirements for wrought nitrogen strengthened 11manganese-17chromium-3molybdenum (UNS S29225) low-nickel stainless steel alloy bars and wires for surgical implants. The alloys shall be furnished in the annealed or cold-worked condition, and finished cold-drawn, pickled, ground, ground and polished, or as specified by the purchaser. Mechanical properties to which the alloys shall conform are ultimate tensile strength, yield strength, elongation, and reduction of area.
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1.1 This specification covers the chemical, mechanical, and metallurgical requirements for wrought nitrogen strengthened 11manganese-17chromium-3molybdenum low-nickel stainless steel alloy bar and wire for surgical implants.
1.2 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.
A262 Practices for Detecting Susceptibility to Intergranular Attack in Austenitic Stainless Steels
A484/A484M Specification for General Requirements for Stainless Steel Bars, Billets, and Forgings
A555/A555M Specification for General Requirements for Stainless Steel Wire and Wire Rods
A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
E8/E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
E10 Test Method for Brinell Hardness of Metallic Materials
E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E45 Test Methods for Determining the Inclusion Content of Steel
E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size
E354 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of High-Temperature, Electrical, Magnetic, and Other Similar Iron, Nickel, and Cobalt Alloys
E407 Practice for Microetching Metals and Alloys
F138 Specification for Wrought 18Chromium-14Nickel-2.5Molybdenum Stainless Steel Bar and Wire for Surgical Implants (UNS S31673)
F746 Test Method for Pitting or Crevice Corrosion of Metallic Surgical Implant Materials
F748 Practice for Selecting Generic Biological Test Methods for Materials and Devices
F1314 Specification for Wrought Nitrogen Strengthened 22 Chromium - 13 Nickel - 5 Manganese - 2.5 Molybdenum Stainless Steel Alloy Bar and Wire for Surgical Implants (UNS S20910)
F1586 Specification for Wrought Nitrogen Strengthened 21Chromium--10Nickel--3Manganese--2.5Molybdenum Stainless Steel Alloy Bar for Surgical Implants (UNS S31675)
Aerospace Material SpecificationAMS2630 Inspection, Ultrasonic Product over 0.5 Inch (12.7 mm) Thick
ICS Number Code 11.040.40 (Implants for surgery, prothetics and orthotics); 77.140.20 (Steels of high quality)