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A 434 04

11. Certification and Report of Testing

8. Permissible Variation of Dimensions

8.1 Special StraightnessUnless otherwise specified, all
material shall be supplied to a straightness tolerance of 18 in.
(3.18 mm) in any 5 ft (1.5 m), but may not exceed the

11.1 When specified by the purchaser, a manufacturers

certification that the material was manufactured and tested in
accordance with this specification together with a report of the
heat analysis, grain size, and tensile requirement test results
shall be furnished. The report shall include the name of the
manufacturer, ASTM designation number and yeardate and
revision letter, if any, grade, class, heat number, and size.
11.2 When Supplementary Requirement S1 is specified, the
report shall include a statement of compliance with the
requirement or the results of tests when the requirement
involves measured test values.

Maximum straightness deviation, in. 5 1/8 3 ~length in feet/5!

9. Workmanship, Finish, and Appearance

9.1 WorkmanshipThe bars shall be free of pipe, cracks,
and flakes. Within the limits of good manufacturing and
inspection practices, the bars shall be free of injurious seams,
laps, segregation, or other imperfections which, due to their
nature, degree, or extent, will interfere with the use of the
material in machining or fabrication of suitable parts.
9.2 OilingUnless otherwise specified, hot-wrought descaled bars and cold-finished bars shall be given a surface
coating of oil or other rust inhibitor to protect against rust
during shipment.

12. Keywords
12.1 alloy steel bars; cold-finished steel bars; hot-wrought
steel bars; quenched and tempered steel bars; steel bars

10. General Requirements

10.1 Material furnished under this specification shall conform to the applicable requirements for the current edition of
Specification A 29/A 29M or Specification A 108.

The following supplementary requirement shall be applied only when specified by the purchaser in
the inquiry, contract, or order. Details of this supplementary requirement shall be agreed upon in
writing by the manufacturer and purchaser. Supplementary requirements shall in no way negate any
requirements of the specification itself.
S1. Hardness Test
S1.1 Maximum surface Brinell hardness, if specified by the
purchaser, shall be as agreed upon between the manufacturer
and the purchaser.
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