Standard Active Last Updated: Jun 12, 2017
ASTM F912-11(2017)

Standard Specification for Alloy Steel Socket Set Screws


This specification covers the requirements and corresponding test methods for quenched and tempered alloy steel socket set screws (SSS) having sizes of M1.6 through M24, hardnesses of 45 to 53 HRC, and belonging to ISO 898/5 property class 45H. These set screws are intended for compression applications only and are not customarily subjected to embrittlement tests. The screws shall be fabricated to a fine grain practice in standard surface finishes, and optional protective coating as specified in the purchase order. Sampled specimens shall undergo heat and product analysis for measurements of the chemical content for carbon, phosphorus, and sulfur. Appropriate tests shall also be performed to analyze the conformance of the screws to mechanical and other property requirements such as torque and torsional strength, microhardness, decarburization, and surface discontinuities.


1.1 This specification covers the requirements for quenched and tempered alloy steel socket-set screws (SSS) in nominal diameters 0.060 through 2 in. having hardnesses 45 to 53 HRC.

1.2 These set screws are intended for compression applications only and are not customarily subjected to embrittlement tests. For tensile applications, consult with the manufacturer for proper alloy and hardness.

1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

Note 1: A complete metric companion to Specification F912 has been developed—F912M; therefore, no metric equivalents are shown in this Specification.

1.4 The hazard statement pertains only to the test method section, Section 11 of this specification. 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.5 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 01.09
Developed by Subcommittee: F16.02
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.1520/F0912-11R17
ICS Code: 21.060.10