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Materials Selection & Development for the Defense Industry

In order to be ahead of the material development curve, you need the latest technology and innovative thinking to identify, develop and qualify novel material processing and formulations to keep you at the forefront. Whether you are being driven by market competitiveness a product failure – Lucideon has the knowledge and equipment to identify the materials that will work best for your application.

Material Selection

The vast number of materials available can make selecting the correct one for your application a daunting task. Often individuals will still with what they know or are used to and they run the risk of missing out on that all-important competitive advantage. Worse still, when materials fail or underperform, the results can be catastrophic leading to delays in production, loss of a pivotal contract, fines or even lawsuits. Lucideon’s experts will walk you through their customized material selection process which includes access to extensive material property databases and sector specific materials consultants.

We can help you with:

  • Identification of new materials to address product failure
  • Technology assessment to identify potential improvements on existing materials.

Material Development

Often the Defense industry requires properties that are beyond those which are currently available. Lucideon has extensive experience designing and developing new ceramic, polymer, and metal materials to meet end user applications. We can work collaboratively with your internal teams to identify a technology pathway and to lay out a roadmap for implementation into your products.

We can help you with:

  • Design and atomization of new alloys for Additive Manufacturing (AM)
  • Development of ceramic composite materials for high temperature and hypersonic applications
  • Innovative methods of joining of dissimilar materials, such as Flash Sintering.

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Our thought leadership article discusses the latest areas of technology that are changing the way we can analyse material properties and the techniques that can impact material selection processes.

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