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ASTM to hold third symposium on fatigue and fracture.

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August 27, 2012 - Scheduled for Nov 14, third symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Metallic Medical Materials and Devices will be held in Atlanta, GA. Conference will provide updated set of presentations on fatigue and fracture mechanics principles as applied to fatigue, fracture, and life predictive methodologies involved in metallic medical materials, such as Nitinol, 304, 316L, MP35N, and other commonly used stainless steels as well as Ti-6-4, Co-Cr, etc. and devices such as peripheral stents and prosthetics.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM International Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Metallic Medical Materials and Devices

Press release date: August 22, 2012

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., -The third symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Metallic Medical Materials and Devices will be held Nov. 14 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Ga. Sponsored by ASTM International Committees E08 on Fatigue and Fracture and F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices, the symposium will be held in conjunction with the November standards development meetings of the committees. The intent of this conference is to provide an updated set of presentations on fatigue and fracture mechanics principles as applied to the fatigue, fracture and life predictive methodologies involved in metallic medical materials, such as Nitinol, 304, 316L, MP35N, and other commonly used stainless steels as well as Ti-6-4, Co-Cr, etc. and devices such as peripheral stents, prosthetics, etc. The symposium is intended for mechanical engineers as well as material scientists and metallurgists in medical device companies, the material supplies industry and regulatory agencies. In addition, university professors and graduate students performing basic research in the medical device area are encouraged to attend. The attendance fee for ASTM members and presenters is $225 USD for online registration and $250 USD onsite. The fee for non-ASTM members is $250 USD online and $275 onsite. There is no fee for students with a valid ID. For online registration and additional information, visit www.astm.org/E08-F04RegInfo.html. Additional technical information is available from symposium co-chairmen: M.R. Mitchell, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Ariz. (phone: 928-814-8622; michael.r.mitchell@nau.edu); Stephen W. Smith, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va. (phone: 757-864-8946; stephen.w.smith@nasa.gov); Terry Woods, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Silver Springs, Md. (phone: 301-796-2503; terry.woods@fda.hhs.gov); or Brian Berg, Boston Scientific Corp., Saint Paul, Minn. (phone: 763-494-2677; bergb@bsci.com). ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions. ASTM Staff Contact: Hannah Sparks, Phone: 610-832-9677; hsparks@astm.org

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