Standard Specification for Wrought 18 Chromium- 14 Nickel-2.5 Molybdenum Stainless Steel Bar and Wire for Surgical Implants (UNS S31673)
|Publication Date:||10 June 1997|
|ICS Code (Implants for surgery, prosthetics and orthotics):||11.040.40|
1.1 This specification covers the requirements for two compositions of special quality stainless steel bar and wire, except suture wire, used for the manufacture of surgical implants.
NOTE 1--Exposure to temperatures above 800°F (425°C) during fabrication may impair corrosion resistance unless such exposure is followed by a solution-annealing treatment.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard.