Orthopaedic Implants Wear Testing

If you want a cost effective and comprehensive wear testing service from a reliable, ISO-17025 accredited supplier, then Lucideon has the facilities and expertise to meet your needs.  Our engineers have years of experience in the field and use the latest generation, gold-standard simulators.  Outsourcing avoids overstretching or waiting for internal capacity, reducing delays to new product developments.

You will also gain a further understanding of the tribological properties of your product through our supporting analytical expertise in surface evaluation, materials characterization, and failure, debris and wear pattern analysis. 

Lucideon also has a collaborative partnership with Knight Mechanical Testing (KMT), helping us to provide the most comprehensive service for you by adding further mechanical testing capabilities to our portfolio. 

Lucideon and KMT will act as one supplier meaning that you:

  • are guaranteed the best price and service from both organizations
  • save time by dealing with fewer contacts
  • streamline your process by outsourcing to one supplier
  • receive a prompt, efficient and quality service
  • work with only ISO 17025 quality accredited laboratories
  • benefit from a full range of supporting analytical and manufacturing services
  • form a relationship with our experts, helping to optimize your product and materials
  • can expect complete solutions, not just data

Lucideon and KMT are ISO 17025 accredited.  We test new devices for regulatory submissions and to evaluate the performance of existing products. We work to universally accepted ISO and ASTM standards, but we can also help you to develop test methods where standards are not yet available. 

By using Lucideon as an extension of your team you can work with us to develop your personal, comprehensive testing package incorporating the correct methodologies.  Some of the standards we perform include:

  • Simulated wear and impingement wear testing, including fixture design and machining to ISO 14242 (hip), ISO 14243 (knee) and ASTM F2582-14 (impingement)
  • Fatigue and mechanical testing
  • Debris analysis to ISO 17853 and ASTM F1877
  • Surface roughness

You’ll benefit from the knowledge of our analytical experts and our expertise in ceramics, metals, polymers and composites.  Lucideon also offers analysis for surgical instruments/tools, failure analysis, materials characterization and surface analysis - including articulating surfaces - using specialised surface topography and chemistry techniques.

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