Aerospace & Defense

We work throughout the Aerospace and Defense supply chain, providing materials expertise - from testing and analysis to materials development and innovation.

Forthcoming Webinars:

» Ensuring Quality & Standardization in Powder Metal Input for Additive Manufacturing
   8 December 2016

As materials experts, we are ideally placed to develop hotter, lighter, safer, stronger and smarter solutions.

We provide high temperature testing up to 1600°C, as well as surface and coating characterization and corrosion analysis. Find out more about our full range of Testing and Analysis capabilities here.

Innovation is key to what we do – characterising, developing, modifying materials to produce better and new products and to comply with legislation (e.g. Chromium removal).

Our materials and process experts also offer a range of Additive Manufacturing supply chain and development support - from materials/powders development and process optimization to quality validation and assurance - with an aim to accelerate additive applications.  Find out more here.

Aerospace & Defense Projects:

  • Design and development of thermal barrier coatings, layers and components
  • Analysis of high temperature materials, e.g. for use in turbine blades
  • Materials innovation for stronger and lighter protective personnel and vehicle armour
  • Materials selection, integrated component design and testing for extreme temperature and shock in operation
  • Surface contamination analysis and solution design for PCB manufacture
  • Corrosion analysis
  • Rational materials selection and design for minimised environmental impacts
  • Guidance on materials selection and design for legislation
  • Component design and near net shape fabrication processes
  • Detailed material failure analysis of engine and airframe components.

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  • White paper

    Additive Manufacturing - A Metallurgical Perspective

    pdf 4 MB

  • White paper

    How Surface Characterization is Helping the Aerospace Industry to Achieve Environmental Targets

    pdf 723 KB

  • White paper

    The Growth of Ceramics in Aerospace and Defence

    pdf 425 KB

  • White paper

    Lucideon’s Guide to Composites

    pdf 595 KB

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