ASTM F899 - 12b

    Standard Specification for Wrought Stainless Steels for Surgical Instruments

    Active Standard ASTM F899 | Developed by Subcommittee: F04.12

    Book of Standards Volume: 13.01


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    Abstract

    This specification covers the chemical requirements for wrought stainless steels used for the manufacture of surgical instruments. Classes of stainless steels covered here are Class 3 (austenitic stainless steel), Class 4 (martensitic stainless steel), Class 5 (precipitation hardening stainless steel), and Class 6 (ferritic stainless steel). The data contained in this specification, such as typical hardness values, common heat treating cycles, and examples of selected stainless steels that have been used for surgical instruments, are provided for reference only. Mechanical property, heat treatment, hardness, and all other requirements except for chemical composition, are governed by the appropriate material standards as specified or as agreed upon between purchaser and supplier.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    Significance and Use

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the chemistry requirements for wrought stainless steels used for the manufacture of surgical instruments. The data contained in Tables 1-4 of this specification, including typical hardness values, common heat treating cycles, and examples of selected stainless steels that have been used for surgical instruments, is provided for reference only. Mechanical property requirements, heat treating requirements, hardness requirements and all other requirements except chemistry are governed by the appropriate material standards as referenced below or as agreed upon between the purchaser and supplier.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered 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 Standards

    A276 Specification for Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes

    A313/A313M Specification for Stainless Steel Spring Wire

    A314 Specification for Stainless Steel Billets and Bars for Forging

    A480/A480M Specification for General Requirements for Flat-Rolled Stainless and Heat-Resisting Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip

    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

    A564/A564M Specification for Hot-Rolled and Cold-Finished Age-Hardening Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes

    A582/A582M Specification for Free-Machining Stainless Steel Bars

    A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products

    ISO Standards

    ISO9001 Quality Management Systems--Requirements

    American Society for Quality (ASQ) Standard

    ASQC1 Specification of General Requirements for a Quality Program


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 11.040.30 (Surgical instruments and materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 42291900(Surgical instrument and tube holders and positioners)


    DOI: 10.1520/F0899-12B

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