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This specification covers the requirements for stainless steel forgings for surgical implants. Materials for forgings shall be bars or wire and shall be forged by hammering, pressing, rolling, extruding, or upsetting. The material shall comply with the manufacturing procedure, chemical composition, mechanical requirements, and test methods indicated in this specification. Mechanical testing includes tension, tensile, elongation, and hardness tests. Special tests shall also be done such as corrosion tests, grain size, and fluorescent penetrant inspection.
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1.1 This specification covers the requirements of forged stainless steel for surgical implants when the material forged conforms to Specifications F138 (UNS S31673), F1314 (UNS S21910), F1586 (UNS S31675), F2229 (UNS S29108), or F2581 (UNS R56320).
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
A473 Specification for Stainless Steel Forgings
E8 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
E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size
E165 Practice for Liquid Penetrant Examination for General Industry
E353 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Stainless, Heat-Resisting, Maraging, and Other Similar Chromium-Nickel-Iron Alloys
F138 Specification for Wrought 18Chromium-14Nickel-2.5Molybdenum Stainless Steel Bar and Wire for Surgical Implants (UNS S31673)
F601 Practice for Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection of Metallic Surgical Implants
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)
F2229 Specification for Wrought, Nitrogen Strengthened 23Manganese-21Chromium-1Molybdenum Low-Nickel Stainless Steel Alloy Bar and Wire for Surgical Implants (UNS S29108)
F2581 Specification for Wrought Nitrogen Strengthened 11Manganese-17Chromium-3Molybdenum Low-Nickel Stainless Steel Alloy Bar and Wire for Surgical Implants (UNS S29225)
ISO StandardsISO 9001 Quality Managements Systems--Requirements
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)
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ASTM F621-12, Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Forgings for Surgical Implants, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top