MOTION CONTROL: Knovel, a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools, announced a partnership with ASM International, The Materials Information Society. ASM publishes information on selection, properties, processing and performance of materials ranging from metals and alloys through plastics and ceramics in handbook, dataset and atlas forms. Knovel partners with more than 70 international professional societies and publishers to ensure engineers have access to trusted sources of technical content across 23 engineering subject areas. ASM’s authoritative published content will be combined with Knovel’s data search capabilities and interactive analysis tools.
The combination of expanded materials information alongside best practice information on processing, design and development, will enable engineers using Knovel to quickly access more of the data they need and incorporate it into their work. Engineers working in industries including Aerospace, Design and Construction, Specialty Chemicals, Industrial Equipment and Oil and Gas will benefit greatly from this combined offering.
With a network of over 36,000 members worldwide, ASM content is the first choice of reference material for engineers engaged in materials selection, metal processing and metalworking and failure analysis. ASM provides materials science and engineering professionals with a broad range of authoritative information and knowledge. The society’s best-known information resource is the world-renowned ASM Handbook series, which along with atlases of fatigue curves and stress-strain curves are included in the set of ASM information that will be available from Knovel.
ASM content will be available to Knovel subscribers this summer.
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