SAE International (SAE) and ASM International (ASM) have agreed to a strategic partnership that will enable SAE to sell electronic versions of selected ASM books both in their entirety and as individual chapters.
The agreement begins with 29 titles, with the intent to add more e-books in the future. A sampling of the initial titles includes:
- Understanding How Components Fail, 2nd Ed.
- Corrosion: Understanding the Basics
- Titanium: A Technical Guide, 2nd Ed.
- Introduction to Aluminum Alloys and Tempers
- Heat Treatment of Gears: A Practical Guide for Engineers
- Superalloys: A Technical Guide, 2nd Ed.
- Aluminum-Silicon Casting Alloys: Atlas of Microfractographs
- Fatigue and Durability of Structural Materials
"We are pleased to sign this agreement with ASM International," Kevin Jost, Editorial Director, SAE International, said. "ASM is highly regarded as a prestigious and leading society in the materials information market. We are hopeful to expand our relationship with ASM and offer even more materials-related information to SAE's members and other customers."
"This is an exciting venture for ASM International. SAE is considered the leader in mobility engineering, both in terms of service and technical information," Scott Henry, Senior Manager of Content Development and Publishing, ASM International, said. "I'm confident that their expertise, along with the materials knowledge, skill and expert information that ASM brings to the table, will make for a very successful business combination."
The agreement is the first in SAE's new Content Partnership Program, which seeks to expand SAE International's publishing program by partnering with book publishers, industry experts, multimedia producers and a variety of other technical knowledge providers. This includes the resale of premium content from sources such as commercial publishers, think tanks and research-driven corporations, co-publishing opportunities, recruiting new authors with expertise in cutting-edge technologies, and acquiring exclusive magazine and newsletter content.