Metals for Biomedical Devices, Second Edition, has been fully updated and builds upon the success of its first edition, discussing the latest techniques in metal processing methods and the behavior of this important material. Initial chapters review the current status and selection of metals for biomedical devices. Subsequent chapters cover mechanical behavior, degradation and testing, corrosion, wear testing and biocompatibility, the processing of metals for biomedical applications, including topics such as forging metals and alloys, surface treatment, coatings and sterilization. Chapters in the final section discuss the clinical applications of metals, such as cardiovascular, orthopedic and new generation biomaterials.
With its distinguished editor and team of expert contributors, this book is a standard reference for materials scientists, researchers and engineers working in the medical devices industry and academia.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Overview of metals and biomedical applications 2. Selection of metals for biomedical devices 3. Physical and mechanical properties of metallic biomaterials 4. Corrosion of metallic biomaterials 5. Fatigue failure of metallic biomaterials 6. Mechanical testing of metallic biomaterials 7. Tribology and tribocorrosion testing and analysis of metallic biomaterials 8. Biocompatibility and fabrication of in situ bioceramic coating 9. Biodegradable magnesium alloys 10. Forging of metals and alloys for biomedical applications 11. Casting 12. Additive manufacturing (AM) 13. Surface treatment 14. Coatings for metallic biomaterials 15. Bioinspired functionalization of metal surfaces with polymers 16. Sterilisation and cleaning of metallic biomaterials 17. Orthopaedic applications of metallic biomaterials 18. Advances in clinical applications of metal biomaterials for spinal reconstruction 19. New generation metallic biomaterials 20. Absorbable metals for cardiovascular applications