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Joining and Assembly of Medical Materials and Devices

As medical devices become more intricate, with an increasing number of components made from a wide range of materials, it is important that they meet stringent requirements to ensure that they are safe to be implanted and will not be rejected by the human body. Joining and assembly of medical materials and devices provides a comprehensive overview of joining techniques for a range of medical materials and applications.

Part one provides an introduction to medical devices and joining methods with further specific chapters on microwelding methods in medical components and the effects of sterilization on medical materials and welded devices. Part two focuses on medical metals and includes chapters on the joining of 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 moves on to highlight the joining and assembly of medical plastics and discusses techniques including ultrasonic welding, transmission laser welding and radio frequency (RF)/dielectric welding. Finally, part four discusses the joining and assembly of biomaterial and tissue implants including metal-ceramic joining techniques for orthopaedic 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 within the medical industry, professionals requiring an understanding of joining and assembly techniques in a medical setting, and academics interested in this field.

Hardbound, 580 Pages

Published: May 2013

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84569-577-4

Reviews

  • "Joining and assembly of medical materials and devices" is the first major text that assimilates a wide range of biomaterial concepts with respect to medical device assembly […] The editors should be commended on their ability to simplify complex biomaterial concepts through the use of schematic diagrams and tables., BioMedical Engineering Online
    This manuscript provides hundreds of references and a comprehensive review of practical biomaterial concepts and assembly techniques., BioMedical Engineering Online

Contents

  • Part 1 Fundamentals of joining and assembly in medical materials and devices: Introduction to medical materials and devices; Introduction to joining methods in medical applications; Micro-welding methods in medical components and devices; The effects of sterilization on medical materials and welded devices. Part 2 Joining and assembly of medical metals: Microwelding of shape memory alloys; Joining of platinum (Pt) alloys and stainless steel wires for electronic medical devices; Evaluating the corrosion performance of metal medical device welds; Laser hermetic welding of implantable medical devices; Validating hermeticity in welded metallic implantable medical devices. Part 3 Joining and assembly of medical plastics: Overview of welding methods for medical plastics; Ultrasonic welding of medical plastics; Radio frequency (RF)/dielectric welding of medical plastics; Transmission laser welding strategies for medical plastics; Bonding strategies and adhesives for joining medical device components. Part 4 Joining and assembly of biomaterial and tissue implants: Advanced metal-ceramic joining techniques for orthopaedic applications; Tissue adhesives and sealants for surgical applications; Antibacterial adhesives for bone and tooth repair; Testing bond strength: The case of dental biomaterials.

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