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, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 181–182 | Cite as

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“It is very difficult to assure that metallurgical and materials evaluations are a regular part of the design process for most systems. My experience suggests that materials considerations are often a backfit that is too little too late to assure project success.”

Now available for purchase through ASM International, the new book Life Lessons of a Failure Analyst is a compilation of 45 editorials from the Journal of Failure Analysis and Preventionthat were written over a 12-year period by Dr. McIntyre R. Louthan, Jr., FASM. Louthan was the editor-in-chief of the journal from its start in 2001 until 2012. The topics of these editorials are applicable to failure analysts, as well as any others looking to achieve success in almost any career. Each editorial offers practical advice for the failure analyst on topics including team participation, customer relations, and looking beyond the obvious for answers, just to name a few. The editorials focus on learning good communication skills,...

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