This specification covers hot-finished or cold-finished bars, except bars for forging (Note 1). It includes rounds, squares, and hexagons in the more commonly used types of stainless and heat-resisting free-machining steels designed especially for optimum machinability and for general corrosion and high-temperature service. Stainless and heat-resisting steel bars other (Note 2) than the free-machining types are covered in a separate specification.
The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. SI units are provided for information only.
NOTE 1—For bars for reforging, see Specification A 314.
NOTE 2—For non-free machining stainless bars, see Specification A 276.