Joining and Assembly of Medical Materials and Devices, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0857096427
  • ISBN-13: 9780857096425
  • DDC: 610.28
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 580 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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As medical devices become more intricate, with an increasing number of components made from a range of materials, it is important that they meet stringent requirements to ensure that they are safe to implant and that they will not be rejected. Joining and Assembly of Medical Materials and Devices is a comprehensive overview of joining techniques for a range of medical materials and applications. Part One offers an introduction to medical devices and joining methods with chapters on micro-welding methods and the effects of sterilization on medical materials and welded devices. Part Two focuses on medical metals and discusses joining shape memory alloys, platinum (Pt) alloys, and stainless steel wires for implantable medical devices and evaluating the corrosion performance of metal medical device welds. Part Three highlight joining and assembly of medical plastics and discusses techniques including ultrasonic welding, transmission laser welding and radio frequency/dielectric welding. Part four discusses joining and assembly of biomaterial and tissue implants including metal-ceramic joining techniques for orthopedic applications and tissue adhesives and sealants for surgical applications. Joining and Assembly of Medical Materials and Devices is a technical guide for engineers and researchers, professionals requiring an understanding of joining and assembly techniques, and academics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contributor Contact Details.
Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials.
1: Fundamentals of Joining and Assembly in Medical Materials and Devices.
2: Introduction to Medical Materials and Devices.
3: Introduction to Joining Methods in Medical Applications.
4: Microwelding Methods in Medical Components and Devices.
5: The Effects of Sterilization on Medical Materials and Welded Devices.
6: Joining and Assembly of Medical Metals.
7: Micro-Welding of Shape-Memory Alloys.
8: Joining of Platinum (Pt) Alloy Wires to Stainless Steel Wires for Electronic Medical Devices.
9: Evaluating the Corrosion Performance of Metal Medical Device Welds.
10: Laser Hermetic Welding of Implantable Medical Devices.
11: Validating Hermeticity in Welded Metallic Implantable Medical Devices.
12: Joining and Assembly of Medical Plastics.
13: Overview of Welding Methods for Medical Plastics.
14: Ultrasonic Welding of Medical Plastics.
15: Radio Frequency (RF)/Dielectric Welding of Medical Plastics.
16: Transmission Laser Welding Strategies for Medical Plastics.
17: Bonding Strategies and Adhesives for Joining Medical Device Components.
18: Joining and Assembly of Biomaterial and Tissue Implants.
19: Advanced Metal–Ceramic Joining Techniques for Orthopaedic Applications.
20: Tissue Adhesives and Sealants for Surgical Applications.
21: Antibacterial Adhesives for Bone and Tooth Repair.
22: Testing Bond Strength: The Case of Dental Biomaterials.