Materials Selection & Development for Engine OEMs
If you are looking to gain or maintain your competitive edge, Lucideon utilizes the latest technology and innovative thinking to identify, develop and qualify novel material processing and formulations. Whether you are being driven by market competitiveness, regulatory change or a product failure – we have the knowledge and equipment to identify the materials that will work best for your application.
The sheer magnitude of available materials can make selecting the correct one for your application a daunting task. Sticking with what you know or materials you have used in the past is risky and could mean 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, market adoption or even fines from lawsuits and regulatory bodies. 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:
- Product benchmarking to support light-weighting initiatives
- Reverse engineering and high-temperature coatings (EBC and TBC)
- Material replacement due to new REACH regulations
- Identification of new materials to address product failure.
Lucideon has extensive experience designing and developing new ceramic, polymer, and metal materials to meet end user applications. Government environmental regulation related to emissions and aircraft operators' requests for improved fuel specific fuel consumption are constantly pushing the need for lighter and more heat resistant materials. With this in mind, we can work collaboratively with your internal teams to identify a technology pathway and 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 higher temperature coatings for critical engine applications
- Repair of existing materials through innovative processing, such as Flash Sintering.
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.