Coating Development & Qualification for the Defense Industry
Our broad history and experience across the aerospace, defense & energy industries has allowed us to play a part in the emergence and acceptance of advanced coating systems which have paved the way for innovation in those 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.
Lucideon can provide qualification and ongoing quality support of thermal, chemical and wear resistant coatings. Our experts can characterize the microstructure, chemistry, mechanical performance and corrosion resistance as well as 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.
We also have a world-leading surface analysis laboratory with experts trained in the evaluation of coatings used in the aerospace & defense 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.