ASTM-F139 › Standard Specification for Wrought 18Chromium-14Nickel-2.5Molybdenum Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip for Surgical Implants (UNS S31673)
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This specification covers the chemical, mechanical, and metallurgical requirements for wrought 18chromium-14nickel-2.5molybdenum stainless steel sheet and strip used for the manufacture of surgical implants. Sheet and strip shall be furnished as specified, in the annealed or cold-worked condition. Types of finish available in sheet and strip are dull cold rolled, bright cold rolled, intermediate polished, general-purpose polished, dull satin-finished, high luster finish, and mirror finish. Tensile test, hardness test, and intergranular corrosion susceptibility test shall be performed in accordance with specified requirements.
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1.1 This specification covers the chemical, mechanical, and metallurgical requirements for wrought 18chromium-14nickel-2.5molybdenum stainless steel sheet and strip used for the manufacture of surgical implants.
1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
metals (for surgical implants); stainless steel; surgical implants; ICS Number Code 11.040.40 (Implants for surgery, prothetics and orthotics)
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Oct. 15, 2012