ASTM WK63834

    Revision of A484 / A484M - 18 Standard Specification for General Requirements for Stainless Steel Bars, Billets, and Forgings

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    Active Standard: A484 / A484M - 19

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    general delivery requirements; stainless steel bars; stainless steel billets; stainless steel forgings; stainless steel shapes;;


    Section 7.2.4 in ASTM A484 states that prior to strain hardening (such as cold drawing), product requires solution annealing in accordance with 7.2.1. However, section 7.2.1 starts with the phrase Except for strain-hardened grades, which means that these grades are not required to furnish in solution annealed condition in accordance with Table 2. It is not clearly stated between these two paragraphs that what is the requirement for a stress relieve anneal between strain hardening steps such as cold draw passes. It is not clear in ASTM A484 whether the table 2 properties are required to be met for strain-hardened Austenitic grades.

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    A01 (19-04)

    Ballot Item Approved as A484/A484M-2019 and Pending Publication