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1.1 This specification covers magnesium-alloy investment castings designated as shown in Table 1.
1.2 Alloy designations are in accordance with Practices B 275 and E 527; temper designations are in accordance with Practice B 296.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI values in parentheses are for information only.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B296 Practice for Temper Designations of Magnesium Alloys, Cast and Wrought
B557 Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products
B660 Practices for Packaging/Packing of Aluminum and Magnesium Products
B661 Practice for Heat Treatment of Magnesium Alloys
B666/B666M Practice for Identification Marking of Aluminum and Magnesium Products
B951 Practice for Codification of Unalloyed Magnesium and Magnesium-Alloys, Cast and Wrought
B953 Practice for Sampling Magnesium and Magnesium Alloys for Spectrochemical Analysis
B954 Test Method for Analysis of Magnesium and Magnesium Alloys by Atomic Emission Spectrometry
D3951 Practice for Commercial Packaging
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E88 Practice for Sampling Nonferrous Metals and Alloys in Cast Form for Determination of Chemical Composition
E94 Guide for Radiographic Examination
E155 Reference Radiographs for Inspection of Aluminum and Magnesium Castings
E165 Practice for Liquid Penetrant Examination for General Industry
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
Federal StandardsFed. Std. No. 123 Marking for Shipping (Civil Agencies) Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, DODSSP, Bldg. 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5098, http://www.dodssp.daps.mil.
Military StandardsMIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage (Military Agencies)
ICS Number Code 77.150.20 (Magnesium products)
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ASTM B403-96, Standard Specification for Magnesium-Alloy Investment Castings, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2002, www.astm.orgBack to Top