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Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufactured Parts for the Nuclear Industry

3D printed components are now being tested for use in the nuclear industry. Lucideon offers expert material characterisation, evaluation of additive powders and printed parts, and consultancy, all under a 10CFR50 Appendix B and ISO 17025 accredited QA system. New materials and products may be prepared and tested in our world renowned Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) laboratory.

Additive Manufacturing – Replacement Parts

Additive material processes are being used to prototype replacement parts for items such as turbine hardware, pump impellers, and nozzles to reduce the amount of time required to qualify a replacement part for use and repair obsolete equipment. Put Lucideon's decades of experience providing 100% rush materials characterisation services to support commercial-grade dedication to use for you!

Additive Manufacturing – New Product Development & Consultancy

Lucideon maintains a position at the cutting edge of Additive Manufacturing technology. We provide support to all levels of the development chain. We have formed networks and relationships with equipment manufacturers, raw material suppliers, post-treatment processes and resource centres, test method development committees (i.e. ASTM), and many users in various industries.

Lucideon's materials experts have a wide array of materials characterisation techniques available to advance your understanding of how to design, manufacture, qualify and optimise the performance of 3D printed parts.

We can help you choose the best AM technique for your application, validate manufacturing and material parameters, optimise post-processing procedures (i.e. machining, HIPing), and perform recycle or reuse studies.

And with our materials expertise in metals, ceramics and polymers we are experts at understanding powder and materials characteristics, properties and interactions, enabling quality issues and product failures to be minimised.

Analytical Techniques

  • Powder characterisation
  • Density analysis
  • Chemical analysis
  • Mechanical testing
  • Porosity analysis
  • Microstructural and metallurgical evaluations
  • Characterisation of interfaces between layers
  • Particle shedding analysis
  • 3D Strain Analysis
  • Cleanliness evaluations.