This specification covers the chemical, mechanical, and metallurgical requirements for wrought cobalt-20chromium-15tungsten-10nickel alloy bars, rods, wires, sheets, and strips (except surgical fixation wires) for use in surgical implants. All alloys shall be furnished to the purchaser's specifications, in the annealed or cold-worked condition. Then, bars and wires shall be finished bright annealed, cold drawn, pickled, ground, or ground and polished, as specified by the purchaser. While, sheets shall be furnished bright annealed, pickled, cold-rolled, or polished, as specified by the purchaser. The alloys shall adhere to specified values of ultimate tensile strength, yield strength, elongation, and microcleanliness.
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1.1 This specification covers the requirements for wrought cobalt-20chromium-15tungsten-10nickel alloy used for surgical implants. The properties specified apply specifically to wrought bar, rod, wire, sheet, and strip, but do not apply to surgical fixation wire (see Specification F 1091).
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.
A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing 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
E354 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of High-Temperature, Electrical, Magnetic, and Other Similar Iron, Nickel, and Cobalt Alloys
F981 Practice for Assessment of Compatibility of Biomaterials for Surgical Implants with Respect to Effect of Materials on Muscle and Bone
F1091 Specification for Wrought Cobalt-20Chromium-15Tungsten-10Nickel Alloy Surgical Fixation Wire (UNS R30605)
F2527 Specification for Wrought Seamless and Welded and Drawn Cobalt Alloy Small Diameter Tubing for Surgical Implants (UNS R30003, UNS R30008, UNS R30035, UNS R30605, and UNS R31537)
Aerospace Material Specification
AMS 5759 Cobalt Alloy, Corrosion and Heat Resistant Bars, Forgings, and Rings, 52Co - 20 Cr - 10Ni - 15W, Solution Heat Treated
cobalt alloys (for surgical implants); cobalt chromium; L-605 alloy; metals (for surgical implants)—cobalt alloys; Cobalt alloys (for surgical implants)--specifications; Cobalt-chromium surgical implant alloy--specifications; L-605 alloy; Nickel surgical implant applications--specifications; UNS R30605 (Co-Cr-Ni-W alloy, L-605); Wrought cobalt surgical implant alloys;
ICS Number Code 11.040.40 (Implants for surgery, prothetics and orthotics)
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