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Training Courses

Training and development is an important factor in achieving sustained success in any business.  At Lucideon, we know that developing your team by integrating industry knowledge and learning into everyday practice can be a powerful tool.

We provide professional training developed and delivered by our own experts who have a wealth of industry and practical experience. The training courses are built on the foundations of our extensive sector knowledge and will allow you to enhance your practical skills and industry expertise.

With over 20 training modules, covering a wide range of ceramics and refractories subjects, we can assist with and compliment your organization's own training strategy.

Benefits of Lucideon training include:

  • Adding to existing skill sets
  • Enhancing knowledge and capabilities
  • Improving performance
  • Promoting job satisfaction.

Lucideon offers complete flexibility in its training, with packages that can be customized to suit your business needs.

The training courses, detailed in the schedule below, take place at our headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent, UK and can also be delivered at your site or by webinar.

Click on the training module below that you would like to learn more about.

2020 Schedule

Subject Area Date Module Module Name
Ceramic Whitewares      Wednesday 22 January L1 Understanding Ceramics
Wednesday 5 February L2 Materials Selection
Wednesday 19 February L3 The Basics of Slip Casting
Wednesday 11 March L4 Drying
Wednesday 25 March L5 Kiln Firing
Wednesday 13 May L8 Glaze and Glaze Applications
Wednesday 10 June L9 Testing of Ceramic Materials and Products
Wednesday 24 June L10 Introduction to Ceramic Tableware & Giftware for the Retail Sector
Wednesday 8 July L11 Tableware Manufacture
Wednesday 22 July L12 Pressure Casting
Wednesday 12 August L13 Tile Manufacture
Wednesday 26 August L14 Introduction to Sanitaryware
Wednesday 7 October L16 Introduction to Grinding and Milling
Wednesday 11 November   L18 Introduction to Everyday Ceramic Calculations
Wednesday 25 November L19 Spray Drying
Wednesday 9 December L20 Rheology - Fluid Properties Control in Ceramics
Refractories Tuesday 11 February R1 Refractory Fundamentals - Composition and Usage
Wednesday 12 February R2 Understanding Refractory Properties & Links to Performance
Thursday 13 February R3 Troubleshooting
Wednesday 18 March R4 Refractory Design 101
Thursday 19 March R5 QC & Best Practices During Refractory Installation
Wednesday 14 & Thursday 15 October R6 Refractories for the Glass Industry (2 day course)

Ceramic training modules for plaster moulds (L6) and decoration (L17) are available on request.

Refractories Training in the US

We'll be running the following modules in 2020 during CeramicsExpo week in Cleveland, Ohio.

Date Module Name Module No.
Monday 4 May An Introduction to Refractories & Refractory Testing (1 day course) R7
Thursday 7 & Friday 8 May Refractories for the Glass Industry (2 day course) R6

To find out more about the training courses, please contact Caroline Mullington, Technology Partnership Manager on +44 (0)1782 764422 or caroline.mullington@lucideon.com