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    ASTM F2181 - 20

    Standard Specification for Wrought Seamless Stainless Steel Tubing for Surgical Implants

    Active Standard ASTM F2181 | Developed by Subcommittee: F04.12

    Book of Standards Volume: 13.01

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    This specification covers the requirements for three compositions of wrought seamless stainless steel tubing for the manufacture of surgical implants. Materials shall be tested and shall conform to chemical composition, metallurgical requirements, and mechanical properties. Materials and manufacture are also detailed.

    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.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the requirements for five compositions of wrought seamless stainless steel tubing for the manufacture of surgical implants. Material shall conform to the applicable requirements of Specification F138, F1314, F1586, F2229, or F2581. This specification addresses those product variables that differentiate wrought seamless tubing from the bar and wire product forms covered in these specifications.

    1.2 This specification applies to cold finished, straight length tubing from 3 to 34 mm [0.125 to 1.315 in.] nominal outside diameter (OD) and 0.5 mm [0.020 in.] and greater nominal wall thickness.

    1.3 The specifications in 2.1 are referred to as the ASTM material standard(s) in this specification.

    1.4 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. Inch-pound units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other and values from the two systems shall not be combined.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ISO Standards

    ISO 13485

    ISO 5832-1 Implants for SurgeryMetallic MaterialsPart 1: Wrought Stainless Steel

    ISO 5832-9 Implants for SurgeryMetallic MaterialsPart 9: Wrought High Nitrogen Stainless Steel

    ISO 9001 Quality Management SystemRequirements

    ASME Standard

    ASME Y14.5.1M Mathematical Definition of Dimensioning and Tolerancing Principles

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 11.040.40 (Implants for surgery, prothetics and orthotics)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 42295500(Surgical implants and expanders and extenders and surgical wires and related products)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/F2181-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM F2181-20, Standard Specification for Wrought Seamless Stainless Steel Tubing for Surgical Implants, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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