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Joining and Assembly of Medical Materials and Devices by M Breyen, Y Zhou

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Introduction to joining methods in medical applications

L. Quintino,     Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Abstract:

The joining of materials has been used in manufacturing since the beginning of mankind and has become one of the key technologies in many manufacturing industries. This chapter begins with an introduction where general information is given about the joining techniques that are commonly used, followed by a description of some of the joining processes used in medical devices. The last section presents a few photographs of medical devices where welding has been employed.

Key words

joining technology

fusion welding

brazing

soldering

solid-state welding

adhesive bonding

2.1 Introduction

The joining of materials has ...

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