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Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing Consultancy

If you’re involved in Additive Manufacturing (AM), Lucideon provides all the support you need to develop and optimise your AM products and processes.

Whether you need testing and validation of components, support with failure analysis and root cause discovery, process optimisation assistance, or cutting-edge AM materials development, we can help.

With a backbone in research & development, testing, analysis, materials characterisation, and assurance, our materials and process experts offer support to engineering, operations, and supply chain.

Additive Manufacturing

 

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is the process of manufacturing a product or part by printing layers upon layers of material to create a 3D object, as opposed to the traditional subtractive manufacturing method of beginning with a block of material and shaping it into the final product by cutting away excess.

Whether metals, polymers, or ceramics, for the aerospace, medical devices or energy industries, our efforts address three principal questions:

  • How do I prove that the product performance meets my design criteria?
  • How can I ensure that I have consistent quality with an optimised process?
  • How can I reduce my risks while moving manufacturing to an AM process?

Testing & validation

Our diverse background in materials development and processing allows us to troubleshoot the unforeseen challenges inherent with the adoption of new technologies. Whether you are establishing new design criteria for your additive manufactured component, validating against an established design specification, or troubleshooting a non-conforming component, we assist in overcoming your challenges, supporting your supply chain, and accelerating the development cycle through additive manufacturing component testing and validation.

Quality control and assurance

As an unbiased third party, our experts will regularly qualify vendors by evaluating products in reference to a specification of your choice or our recommendation. We can perform "first piece" and "pilot lot" qualifications or routine AM testing to support your quality programs.

If your product needs a more specific touch, we can develop customised programs to validate the quality of your AM component and ensure that it’s fit for purpose. Many of our clients use our expertise to allow interpretation and development of specifications.

 

Expert understanding

Lucideon's experts have years of experience in understanding and iterating on the entire AM production process, from early designs to final quality assurance & component life cycle analysis. Whether you’re integrating AM into your range of production techniques for the first time, or looking to optimise your existing AM processes, we offer services at each stage to maximise product quality and cost efficiency.

Step-by-step expertise

During product design, component optimisation improves functionality and reduces cost. During materials selection, our materials development services can improve properties and reduce constraints. Our process selection, development and optimisation services improve productivity and reduce costs. Our Quality Assurance suite and component life analysis services improve your product’s quality and reliability and reduce exposure to risk. From concept to execution, we guarantee that the Lucideon touch will make the difference. Contact us directly to find out how.

Additive manufacturing testing

With a wide range of additive manufacturing testing capabilities, get in touch with us to find out Lucideon's experts go beyond the numbers to provide you with a competitive advantage through insightful analysis.

 

Lucideon Additive Manufacturing Solutions (LAMS)

LAMS is a support system of metal additive manufacturing (AM) and consultancy services aimed at aerospace, nuclear, and medical component manufacturers.

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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

Additive Manufacturing
Additive Manufacturing - A Metallurgical Perspective

In this white paper, we will take a look at additive manufacturing from the metallurgical perspective. As with any other manufacturing process, different materials provide different benefits for particular applications

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

Case Studies

Hip Joint Replacement
Lucideon Expertise Helps with Additive Manufacturing HIP Issues

We helped our client with discolouration issues after hot isostatic pressing

AM Powder
Lucideon Helps Additive Manufacturer Solve Powder Inconsistency

Lucideon expertise helps develop powder conditioning procedure to improve processing

Additive Manufacturing
Lucideon Assists in Identifying Root Cause of Cracking in Additive Manufactured Components

Lucideon's additive manufacturing expertise helped identify root cause of product failure