At Lucideon, we have worked on many different and diverse projects across a wide range of materials and industries. Read here about some of the work we have done.
Fuel cell technology has a major role to play in the decarbonization of our infrastructures. Solid oxide fuel cells, which use a ceramic electrode and electrolyte layers, achieve higher efficiencies, longer lifetimes and fuel flexibility over other fuel cell technologies, offering advantages in many stationary power and transport applications.
In the second phase of this project Lucideon delivered a destructive testing programme of various bolt grades and sizes, loaded in double shear, single shear, dynamic single shear and tension.
Lucideon delivered a testing programme on the various steel types, providing robust mechanical property data through the delivery of tensile testing at temperatures ranging from minus 40°C to plus 600°C.
One of our clients was experiencing issues with fragility of their tableted products. This caused tablets to break up on the conveyor belts prior to packaging, leading to excess wastage. We immediately set about understanding their individual situation in more detail. The issues were intermittent and there were numerous variables in the process that could have been contributing to this issue.
Lucideon's client’s coating manufacturing process was very time-consuming and contained materials that were difficult to handle in terms of health and safety. They asked Lucideon to explore what alternatives would be suitable.
Lucideon was approached by Nobel Biocare to characterize the surface chemical composition of medical implants to quantify the surface concentration of hydroxyl groups on the surface.
GSK Consumer Healthcare wanted to compare the effect of two stannous fluoride containing toothpaste formulations (GSK’s Sensodyne Sensitivity and Gum and another marketed product) in terms of dentine tissue loss.
Using our internal knowledge, and guided by the various FDA guidance documents on cleanliness and disinfection, we developed a testing and validation strategy, along with the corresponding protocols
Lucideon assists in identification and prevention of staining of orthopaedic instruments
Testing the original 1950s balustrades revealed that some of the balustrades were defective and needed to be replaced.
Lucideon developed a method to replicate long term build-up of limescale on an accelerated timescale.
Defect analysis using optical microscopy, SEM imaging, EDS element mapping and EBSD
Failed polymer components analyzed at Lucideon
Testing provided evidence that the strength requirements of the UHPFRC were met at each stage of the flyover restoration process.
Analysis of concrete and screed identified that the flooring materials specified were not used and lower-cost alternatives were sourced
One of Mauer’s unique EWI systems achieved certification through the development of a customized testing program
Testing enabled Hemsec to attain ETA accreditation and CE certification for their SIPs
Testing confirmed that the parapet wall would support the expected loads of the Thames Path 'missing link'
Testing and consultancy enabled third party insurance and building control sign-offs
Lucideon testing helps to optimize the coating process of powders
Brickwork testing for the Battersea Power Station redevelopment project
Tests to determine the strength of walls constructed with bond beams
Lucideon’s expertise in analytical sciences helps identify cause of surface contamination in client’s product
Encapsulation of bleach helps to maintain activity in application environment
Lucideon method development helps quantify effectiveness of washing machine soap
Lucideon additive manufacturing expertise helps identify root cause of product failure.
Lucideon experts help identify the cause and solution to bone cement syneresis
Lucideon's experts help to control the homogeneity of bone cement
Method Development to Test the Effects of Using Dental Adhesives
Lucideon identified root cause of failure following a change of supplier