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Lucideon Releases New Failure Analysis White Paper

Lucideon has released a new white paper titled 'Your Metal Component has Failed in Fatigue: What do you do next?'  The paper focuses on the theory of general fatigue mechanisms, their common causes and the actions that should be taken when your components fail.

Fatigue failure can be costly due to the initial failure and also any downtime and lost production caused.  It is important to replace or repair components as quickly as possible, and to find out how and why they failed to prevent reoccurrence.  Lucideon performs failure analysis on all kinds of materials, with a particular expertise in metals, polymers and ceramics analysis.

Julius Bonini, metallurgy and evaluations manager at Lucideon, said:

“Failures happen all the time, especially in high intensity applications or extreme environmental conditions.  When failure does happen it is crucial that we find out why so that we can prevent them from reoccurring, or improve inspection programmes to catch them to allow repair and replace before they cause excess damage or disruption.  Ultimately we want to reduce risks and save time and money.

“At Lucideon we work with a range of materials across the company.  My role is primarily working with metals and increasingly, additive manufacturing, both metal and non-metal additive manufacturing.  This white paper will help identify the common causes of failure, the importance of having faults tested and analyzed, and the best practices to follow after failure and when preparing samples.”

Lucideon is a materials company specializing in materials development, consultancy and testing and analysis services.  Its expert scientists and engineers work from state-of-the-art facilities in the UK and the USA, serving a wide range of industries.  Lucideon's failure analysis offering help clients find the reasons why their products and components have failed and how.  Lucideon's experts then advise on how processes can be changed or implemented to prevent reoccurrence in the future.

The white paper can be downloaded via the Resources panel on the right hand side of this page.

08 May, 2017

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    Your Metal Component has Failed in Fatigue: What do you do next?
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