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This specification covers alpha plus beta titanium alloy forgings for use in surgical implants such as orthopaedic medical devices. The products should be forged by hammering, pressing, extruding, or upsetting bars or wires and should be free of splits, scales, cracks, flaws, and other imperfections. After hot forging, each product should be subjected to annealing treatment consisting of heating the parts to an appropriate temperature and followed by cooling. Samples should be tested according to the specified procedure and should conform to the required values for chemical composition, tensile strength, hardness, elongation, and area reduction.
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Significance and Use
1.1 This specification covers the requirements for titanium alloy forgings for surgical implants, in the alpha plus beta condition, when the material forged conforms to Specifications F136 (UNS R56401), F1295 (UNS R56700), F1472 (UNS R56400), or F2066 (UNS R58150).
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.
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
E92 Test Method for Vickers Hardness of Metallic Materials
E165 Practice for Liquid Penetrant Examination for General Industry
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
F67 Specification for Unalloyed Titanium, for Surgical Implant Applications (UNS R50250, UNS R50400, UNS R50550, UNS R50700)
F136 Specification for Wrought Titanium-6Aluminum-4Vanadium ELI (Extra Low Interstitial) Alloy for Surgical Implant Applications (UNS R56401)
F601 Practice for Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection of Metallic Surgical Implants
F1295 Specification for Wrought Titanium-6Aluminum-7Niobium Alloy for Surgical Implant Applications (UNS R56700)
F1472 Specification for Wrought Titanium-6Aluminum-4Vanadium Alloy for Surgical Implant Applications (UNS R56400)
F2066 Specification for Wrought Titanium-15 Molybdenum Alloy for Surgical Implant Applications (UNS R58150)
SI10 American National Standard for the Use of the International System of Units (SI): The Modern Metric System
ISO StandardISO9001 Quality Management Systems Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.
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)