The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) clause states that "any specialty metals incorporated in items delivered under this contract shall be melted or produced in the United States, its outlying areas or a qualifying country." DFARS Specialty Metals are defined in (DFARS 252.225-7009) as:
- With a maximum alloy content exceeding one or more of the following limits: manganese, 1.65 percent; silicon, 0.60 percent; or copper, 0.60 percent; or
- Containing more than 0.25 percent of any of the following elements: aluminum, chromium, cobalt, molybdenum, nickel, niobium (columbium), titanium, tungsten, or vanadium;
Metal alloys consisting of
- Nickel or iron-nickel alloys that contain a total of alloying metals other than nickel and iron in excess of 10 percent; or
- Cobalt alloys that contain a total of alloying metals other than cobalt and iron in excess of 10 percent;
Titanium and titanium alloys; or
Zirconium and zirconium alloys.
This includes all stainless steel alloys, 4130 & 4140 steel alloy. For DFARS status of a specific part number, contact us.