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Testing & Characterisation

Testing & Characterisation for the Ceramics Industry

We offer testing of materials and products for raw material assessment, product development, quality control, product and material evaluation conformity, performance, safety, legislative, and environmental impact purposes.

Testing and characterisation forms the basis of any consultancy work that we do, giving us accurate data to assist with product and process development and optimisation, and failure analysis.

We provide testing of advanced ceramics, coatings, electroceramics, engineered ceramics, medical ceramics, refractories, tableware, tiles and sanitaryware.


Ceramic Tiles

Testing can be divided into chemical analysis for bulk composition to trace analyses and mineralogical analysis for speciation and phase determination.

We also offer determination of physical properties such as grading, density, porosity, strength, rheology, mechanical, electrical and thermal properties and microstructure to study product failure or defects, failure mechanisms, inclusions, grain size and bonding structures, surface analysis, degradation, and contaminants.

White Papers

Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics

Additive Manufacturing can provide innovative forming opportunities and can offer the potential of being able to be integrated alongside traditional methods

Drying Processes - the Balance Between Efficiency and Product Quality

Drying is an important process in almost all industry sectors, including ceramics, pharmaceutical, food, chemical, construction and semiconductors

Milling Processes
Milling Processes and Techniques

This white paper discusses milling options, their advantages and disadvantages, as well as focusing on how the milling process can help to control key characteristics to optimize the properties of end products in manufacturing processes

The Growth of Ceramics in Aerospace and Defence

This white paper looks at applications and potential applications of ceramic materials in the aerospace and defence industry

Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics - How New Applications and Improved Performance can be Unlocked Through Design Freedom

This white paper introduces the most common methods for ceramic additive manufacturing

Ensuring Reliable Performance from Ceramic Components in Medical Applications

This white paper highlights some of the testing involved in ISO 13356 and discusses how recent and ongoing research into ceramic processing provides opportunities to meet product improvement challenges

Case Studies

Lucideon Expertise is a Winner with Ikea

IKEA wished to appoint a preferred consultant for ceramic product sourcing around the globe

Topps Tiles
Topps Tiles

Benchmarking study carried out by Lucideon

Ceramic Basin
Pinholing in Sanitaryware

Scanning electron microscopy was used to identify the cause of a glaze pinhole fault in sanitaryware manufacture

Electricity Pylons
Flash Sintering Helps to Clean up Green Energy

Application of Lucideon's Flash Sintering Technology

Orthopaedic Implant
Lucideon Helps Determine Impact of Hot Isostatic Pressing on Fatigue Life of Ti-6Al-4V Component

Lucideon expertise helped a client with additive manufactured implants

Ceramic Body Armour

A manufacturer of ceramic armour for military vehicles and personnel sought pressure-cast forming expertise