Design Standards

AISI 2015 Edition Standards
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AISI 2012 Edition Standards
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AISI 2007 Edition Standards



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AISI Pre-2001 Edition Standards

AISI does not continue to print and sell pre-2001 editions of the AISI Specification, Commentary and Design Manual. These documents are available free of charge in PDF format from the Technical Library of the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structuresat the Missouri University for Science and Technology.

AISI Material Standards

CARBON AND ALLOY STEELS: AISI used to designate certain standard grades of carbon and alloy steel bars, blooms, billets, slabs and rods with specified ladle chemistry ranges and limits (e.g., AISI 1040 steel). However, AISI is no longer directly involved with the development and/or maintenance of standard steels. The Association for Iron and Steel Technology has assumed these activities and AIST’s publication, “Pocket Book of Standard Wrought Steels,” provides current information.

STAINLESS STEELS: AISI is no longer involved with the development and/or maintenance of material standards of stainless steels. Please contact the Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA)) for more information on these products.