Difference between Stainless Steel 316 ASTM F899 and ASTM A276

#1
Hi all,
Can someone clarify to me what is the difference between Stainless Steel 316 comply with ASTM A276 to SS 316 comply with ASTM F899?
For example
If i have a reusable handle and it is not come in contact with patient do i need to use stainless steel which comply with ASTM F899?

Thanks,

Hila
 
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#2
Hilara,

for the latter question: choice of materials is entirely up to you and should be adequate to your defined intended use. There is no "prescriptive" normative requirements that define/exclude certain materials for your device.

In your specific case, it might be prudent to at least consider surgical steel according to ASTM F899 also for your handle, since e.g. your handle will most probably also require reprocessing: steel according to ASTM F899 typically withstands generally used reprocessing methods.

HTH,
 

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#4
In practice I would ask the supplier to cert F899 on the CoC for delivery. I am assuming you would try to use the F899 certification to support now doing biocomp, the new 10993 is a little more forgiving.
 
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