Coating Development & Qualification for Aircraft OEMs
Lucideon's broad history across the aerospace and energy industries has allowed us to take part in the emergence and acceptance of advanced coating systems which have paved the way for innovation across both industries.
From thermal barrier coatings on hot gas path components to the replacement of chromium conversion coatings on aluminum structures, we have the in-house expertise and capabilities to support the development, implementation and ongoing quality assessment of these technologies.
We provide qualification and ongoing quality support of thermal, chemical and wear resistant coatings. Our experts can characterize microstructure, chemistry, mechanical performance and corrosion resistance, and provide simulated in-service performance testing, in order to establish process limits which are linked to the end performance of the coating system. Our on-site burner rig and high temperature erosion facilities allow the characterization of your material systems at even the most demanding operating conditions.
Lucideon also has a world-leading surface analysis laboratory with experts trained in the evaluation of coatings used in the Aerospace industry. Whether you're interested in depth profiling of chemical changes through a coating and interface or mapping the 3D structure of the coating surface, we can provide results and consultation about what these characteristics mean for you application.
A few of these surface analysis capabilities include:
- Dynamic Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy (DSIMS)
- Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy (ToF-SIMS)
- X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
- Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
- White Light Interferometry (WLI).
Regardless of where in the product lifecycle your coating challenges are occurring, we can work with your in-house teams to accelerate solutions and ensure that coating systems are fit for service.