New ASTM F899:2011, “Standard Specification for Wrought Stainless Steels for Surgical Instruments,” has just been released. The document covers the chemistry requirements for wrought stainless steels used for the manufacture of surgical instruments.
Classes of stainless steels covered are Class 3 (austenitic stainless steel), Class 4 (martensitic stainless steel), Class 5 (precipitation hardening stainless steel), and Class 6 (ferritic stainless steel). The data contained in this specification are for reference only and include typical hardness values, common heat treating cycles, and examples of selected stainless steels that have been used for surgical instruments. Mechanical property, heat treatment, hardness, and all other requirements except for chemical composition, are governed by the appropriate material standards as specified or as agreed upon between purchaser and supplier.
Previous editions of ASTM-F899 include ASTM F899:2010, ASTM F899:2009(e1), ASTM F899:2009, ASTM F899:2007, ASTM F899:2002, ASTM F899:1995, ASTM F899:1994, ASTM F899:1984. All these editions, and all ASTM standards, can be purchased from Document Center Inc. using our website, www.document-center.com. Or contact us by phone (650-591-7600), fax (650-591-7617) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We’re happy to assist you with all your standards needs.