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The ASTM A276 specification covers hot -finished or cold-finished stainless steel bars, except bars for reforging.  More specifically, the ASTM 276 specification encompasses the following products in the more commonly used types of stainless steel:

  • Stainless Steel Bars, including round bars, square bars, and hex bars, rolled flat bars, sheared & edged bars, half round bars.
  • Stainless Steel hot rolled or extruded structural shapes, including angles, tees, channels, beams, and unequal angles.

The bars shall be furnished in one of the following conditions:

  • Condition A in which the bars are annealed
  • Condition H in which the bars are hardened and tempered at a relative temperature
  • Condition T in which the bars are hardened and tempered at a relatively high temperature
  • Condition S in which the bars are strain hardened or relatively light cold worked
  • Condition B in which the bars are relatively severe cold worked.

The material shall be subjected to a mechanical test to determine its tensile strength, yield strength, elongation, and Brinell hardness