ASM Launch New Handbook on Materials Used for Medical Devices

ASM International announces the release of ASM Handbook Volume 23: Materials for Medical Devices.

The new ASM Handbook includes brand new content on the most common materials used in medical devices. Medical design engineers who want a richer understanding of the intricacies of material selection for their applications will find this book useful, it is the first book of its kind that addresses materials as they are used in medical devices from an engineering perspective.

ASM Handbook® Volume 23: Materials for Medical Devices.

Edited by Roger Narayan, Ph.D., M.D., Fellow of ASM, and well-respected author/editor of several journal articles, book chapters and books including Biomedical Materials (Springer) and Advances in Biomedical and Biomimetic Materials (Wiley) is scheduled to be released June 30, 2012. Volume 23 provides detailed information for the most commonly used materials including stainless steels, cobalt-base alloys, titanium, shape memory alloys, noble metals, ceramics, and polymers.

This new volume will be a significant resource for engineers and medical device designers in solving today's biomechanical and biomaterial challenges. Engineers with little exposure to medical and biomedical engineering will find this information resource particularly useful.

Chapter highlights include:

  • Biotribology and Wear
  • Clinical and Biological Aspects of Implant Wear
  • Corrosion and its Effects
  • Failure Analysis of Devices
  • Mechanically Assisted Corrosion
  • Corrosion Fatigue
  • Biocompatibility (including ceramics and polymers)

The release of ASM Handbook Volume 23: Materials for Medical Devices brings the ASM Handbook collection to 28 volumes with more than 14,000 pages of peer-reviewed materials and process information that engineers worldwide have come to rely on.

Pre-Publication orders are now being accepted at www.asminternational.org/vol23. Customers ordering before June 30, 2012 will save $30. Visit www.asminternational.org/store for more than 1,000 other ASM International publications.

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