Toughened Ceramics and Coatings
Lucideon is the first company to create commercial scale capabilities for the application of Flash Sintering (FS). Applications are endless, but Lucideon’s focus for medical devices and orthopedics has been to improve the toughness of advanced ceramics e.g. alumina and zirconia.
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Using commercially available raw materials, Lucideon has shown that with a certain set of parameters, we can increase the fracture toughness of the materials by over 35% compared to conventionally sintered equivalents. This enables significant design modifications and improved durability for advanced ceramics, such as orthopedic implants.
Never before has such an improvement in mechanical properties been demonstrated. Lucideon’s know-how and expertise in this technology is second-to-none when it comes to applying the knowledge of FS for functional and industrial applications. Please contact us to learn how Lucideon can help you to exploit this technology development to your advantage.