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January 2013 - ASM Handbooks Online™ has a new look! - We’ve given the site a fresh clean look, while continuing to provide the most comprehensive, practical, and reliable source of technical knowledge and engineering data on metals and materials.

October 2012

  • Added new articles to ASM Handbook, Volume 14B, Metalworking: Sheet Forming
  • Added Glossary of Sheet Forming Terms

August 2012 - Added ASM Handbook, Volume 23, Materials for Medical Devices:

  • Provides state-of-the-art reference information on implantable medical materials, including stainless steels, cobalt-base alloys, titanium, shape memory alloys, noble metals, ceramics, and polymers.
  • Describes the properties of metals, ceramics, polymers, and composite materials used in medicine and dentistry.
  • Includes extensive coverage of failure analysis, biotribology, implant wear, corrosion, and biocompatibility.
  • A collaborative effort between the ASM Handbook Committee and Volume Editor Roger Narayan, 54 authors and reviewers, and ASM internal staff.

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  • Brett Miller, IMR Metallurgical Services
  • Dale Newbury, NIST
  • Toby Padfield, ZF Sachs Automotive of America
  • Thomas Prucha, American Foundry Society
  • Elwin Rooy, Elwin Rooy & Associates
  • Prasan Samal, North American Höganäs
  • Linda Schadler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Roch Shipley, Professional Analysis Consulting Inc
  • Jeffery Smith, Material Processing Technology LLC
  • Jaimie Tiley, US Air Force Research Lab
  • George Totten, GE Totten & Associates LLC
  • Michael West, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
  • Charles White, Kettering University

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  • Volume 1, Properties and Selection: Irons, Steels, and High-Performance Alloys
  • Volume 2, Properties and Selection: Nonferrous Alloys and Special-Purpose Materials
  • Volume 3, Alloy Phase Diagrams
  • Volume 4, Heat Treating
  • Volume 5, Surface Engineering
  • Volume 6A, Welding Fundamentals and Processes
  • Volume 6, Welding, Brazing, and Soldering
  • Volume 7, Powder Metal Technologies and Applications
  • Volume 8, Mechanical Testing and Evaluation
  • Volume 9, Metallography and Microstructures
  • Volume 10, Materials Characterization
  • Volume 11, Failure Analysis and Prevention
  • Volume 12, Fractography
  • Volume 13A, Corrosion: Fundamentals, Testing, and Protection
  • Volume 13B, Corrosion: Materials
  • Volume 13C, Corrosion: Environments and Industries
  • Volume 14A, Metalworking: Bulk Forming
  • Volume 14B, Metalworking: Sheet Forming
  • Volume 15, Casting
  • Volume 16, Machining
  • Volume 17, Nondestructive Evaluation and Quality Control
  • Volume 18, Friction, Lubrication, and Wear Technology
  • Volume 19, Fatigue and Fracture
  • Volume 20, Materials Selection and Design
  • Volume 21, Composites
  • Volume 22A, Fundamentals of Modeling for Metals Processing
  • Volume 22B, Metals Process Simulation
  • Volume 23, Materials for Medical Devices
  • ASM Handbook Supplements
    • Aluminum Casting Alloys
    • Beryllium and Beryllium Alloys
    • Brazing Handbook, Fifth Edition
    • Metalworking Supplements (2012)
    • Superalloys
  • ASM Desk Editions
    • Engineered Materials Handbook
    • Metals Handbook
  • ASM Handbook Archive
    • Volume 6 (1993), Welding, Brazing, and Soldering
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