ASTM WK46455

    New Guide for Metallurgical Characterization of Aborbable Metallic Materials for Surgical Implants

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    1. Scope

    This document provides guidance on writing a specification for absorbable metallic materials intended for surgical implant applications.

    This guide is needed in order to characterize important metallurgical properties and test methods that can be used to develop future absorbable metallic material specifications. The users are expected to include alloy suppliers, manufacturers of abosrbable metallic surgical implants, quality control engineers, and the FDA.


    metals (for surgical implants); absorption; degradation

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    John Disegi


    F04 (16-01)

    Ballot Item Approved as F3160-2016 and Pending Publication