ASTM F899 XM-16
Round Bar Precipitation hardenable martensitic stainless steel - This precipitation hardenable martensitic stainless steel is ESR remelted. Its main attribute is its simplicity to use. Its forming is easy and the parts made out of it present a good corrosion resistance, similar to this of 15-17%Cr martensitic stainless steels. Furthermore, its stress corrosion resistance increases with the age hardening intensity. In the age hardened condition it has a high strength coupled with an excellent toughness.
The ASTM F899 XM-16
Round Bar steel is well adapted to the making of medical, surgical and dental instruments, and other applications with similar requirements. Its age hardening requires a single treatment only and its aging dimensional contraction is ≤ 0.1%.