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Additive Manufacturing for Wind Turbines

Do you use Additive Manufacturing or would like to introduce it as a novel process in any part of the wind turbine manufacturing process?  Our experts can assist with material selection, quality control and assurance, process development, and consultancy support from powder to product.

Additive Manufacturing - Wind Power Quality Control and Assurance

As an unbiased third party, our analysts regularly qualify raw materials, vendors and components by evaluating products to custom specifications and industry standards.  Additionally, we perform “first piece” and “pilot lot” qualifications, as well as routine testing to support long term quality programs for the wind turbine industry.

We can also help you develop and validate new repair procedures to support expedited maintenance activities and maintain safe and reliable operations.

Additive Manufacturing – New Product Development

Use additive material processes to reduce the amount of time to manufacture parts for wind turbines and generator hardware, rapidly create new prototype designs, and improve part performance in harsh operating conditions.  Develop a new material or create unique properties using novel 3D printed techniques. 

With a background  in materials development and processing throughout the supply chain we can help you to:

  • Select and specify raw material sources
  • Establish new design criteria
  • Validate against established design specifications
  • Troubleshoot a non-conforming component.

Whatever your Additive Manufacturing challenge, we can help.

Additive Manufacturing – Consultancy

Lucideon has been at the cutting edge of this developing technology since its inception, providing support to all levels of the development chain, helping you to optimize your fuel cells and develop those of the future.

We have formed networks and relationships with equipment manufacturers, raw material suppliers, post-treatment processes and resource centers, test method development committees (i.e. ASTM), application companies and many users in various industries.

And with a wide range of analytical capabilities at their disposal, our experts can provide support as you design, manufacture and qualify new energy storage and fuel cell components and devices.

Additive Manufacturing Processing Consultancy

We can help you choose the best AM technique for your application, validate manufacturing and material parameters, optimize post processing procedures (i.e. machining, HIPing), and perform recycle / 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 minimized.

Analytical Techniques

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