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Webinars

When scheduled, forthcoming webinars are detailed below.  All Lucideon webinars are free to attend and commence at 3pm, UK time, unless otherwise stated.

Links to recordings of some of the webinars we have presented in recent years are available below.

On Demand Webinars

  • Hydrogen - Diffusion, Permeability, Hydride Formation and Metallic Embrittlement - Part 2

    The growing use of hydrogen in the energy industry sets in motion a myriad of metallurgical issues and problems. The metallurgical community has long been dealing with problems associated with hydrogen interaction with metals; from containment in its liquid state at cryogenic temperatures to its burning as a fuel at high temperatures and everything in between. This is part two of a two-part webinar series that addresses some of the more complex metallurgical issues related to hydrogen..

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  • Hydrogen - Diffusion, Permeability, Hydride Formation and Metallic Embrittlement - Part 1

    The growing use of hydrogen in the energy industry sets in motion a myriad of metallurgical issues and problems. The metallurgical community has long been dealing with problems associated with hydrogen interaction with metals; from containment in its liquid state at cryogenic temperatures to its burning as a fuel at high temperatures and everything in between. This is part one of a two-part webinar series that addresses some of the more complex metallurgical issues related to hydrogen.

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  • Advancing Vascular Devices Through Innovative Fatigue Testing & Particulate Evaluation

    In this webinar, host Joe Foroughi, Chemistry and Microanalysis Manager at Lucideon, is joined by Dynatek's Director of Global Sales, Kendra Conti. The webinar highlights how various changes in standards have affected the testing landscape for vascular devices and their delivery systems. As OEMs continue to see regulators asking for more data and greater justification in their processes, we look at what the standards are really asking for, and how to best meet the requirements for a variety of devices.

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  • Meet the MaterialsMatrix!

    Want to know more about the MaterialsMatrix, the free community for everyone interested in materials? Watch this webinar to find out more about how you can network, learn and collaborate in this new online community.

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  • Collaboration is Key: Unlocking the Changes to ISO 10993

    In this webinar, we are joined by toxicology experts, bibra toxicology advice and consulting. We discuss recent changes to the ISO 10993-18 and the upcoming changes to 10993-17 and how they impact medical device makers in particular with toxicology assessments. A focus is given to how these changes encourage a more unified approach to the process as a whole and we present on the benefits of assessing both the -17 and -18 components of this standard in collaboration.

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  • Under Pressure! The Advantages and Pitfalls of Pressure Casting for Ceramics

    In this webinar, ceramic processing expert Andy Perry walks through the procedure of pressure casting for ceramic products. He provides an overview of why pressure casting is favored by many manufacturers, and gives special attention to the disadvantages of the technique.

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  • Using Surface Science to Improve Consumer Products

    This webinar, presented by Aia Malik and Michelle Chen, explores how the use of surface science is improving product development through 3 key areas: • product insight – understand the intricacies of the mechanism of action and dig deeper into product performance • troubleshooting – get faster solutions and use tools that detect and deliver more than bulk techniques • claims support – back your product claims with strong evidence; tell a story and convey it through powerful imagery.

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  • Taking Flight - Troubleshooting Additive Manufacturing Powders in Aerospace

    As materials and process experts, with extensive cross-industry experience, we provide materials and process development for key technologies within the aerospace and defense industries - including Additive Manufacturing. Our team of metallurgists are highly experienced and knowledgeable across all types of commercially available AM technologies, from Direct Metal Laser Sintering, Electron Beam Melting and Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing, to Directed Energy Deposition and Binder Jet. We specialize in providing engineering services which are supported by customized testing and analysis from our state-of-the-art laboratories. During this free-to-attend webinar, our principal consultant for metallurgy, Julius Bonini, will discuss metal AM and the associated powder issues.

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  • Oxidation Kinetics in Titanium

    Titanium is one of the most widely used alloys for medical device applications due to its strength, corrosion resistance, and biocompatibility, amongst other characteristics. It is also has form and manufacture versatility. However, one of the most challenging phenomena with the use of titanium is oxidation. Whether intentional or unintentional, the process by which oxides form must be understood and well controlled to ensure optimal performance of any medical device. In this webinar, Julius Bonini explores the various reactions, phenomena, and challenges associated with titanium oxidation, exploring thermodynamics, atomic diffusion, and a whole lot more.

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  • The Use of Surface Science for Solving Pharmaceutical and OTC Product Challenges

    Pharmaceutical and Consumer Healthcare / OTC manufacturers are continually faced with a variety of issues throughout their development and manufacturing processes. These include, but are not limited to contamination, formulation and tablet discoloration, packaging incompatibilities, and major product failures. Our advanced analytical method development service allows our clients to implement and validate methods to evaluate their products, and our world class surface science suite is leveraged for troubleshooting and counterfeiting investigations. In this webinar, Ursula Thompson will explore how such techniques can be used for solving the aforementioned challenges.

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  • The Use of Surface Science for Solving Cardio and Neurovascular Device Challenges

    Cardiovascular and Neurovascular device manufacturers continue to innovate the surfaces of implants for improved clinical performance, enhanced therapeutic action, and market differentiation. The innovation can be achieved through changing materials, functionalizing surface chemistries, applying coatings, or employing processing treatments, to name a few. However, as with any innovation, challenges can arise - e.g. poor coating adherence on the surface of neurovascular stents; inconsistent pharmaceutical active loading on the surface of drug coated cardiovascular balloons; or pitting corrosion on the surface of overlapping stents. These are just a few of the many challenges encountered in the industry. As we collaboratively work to root-cause issues, optimize processes, and implement corrective actions, visualizing and quantifying surface chemistries and morphologies is paramount. In this webinar, Ursula Thompson explores various surface analysis techniques used to achieve these aforementioned goals.

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  • Aerospace Coatings - The Advantages of Microchemical Analysis

    In this webinar, our Microprobe Analyst, Gary Kagel, demonstrates how materials and process questions are rapidly answered through expert microchemical analysis. Electron probe microchemical analysis (EPMA) is highlighted as a valuable tool to support the development, optimization and troubleshooting of advanced aerospace coatings.

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  • Powder Issues Associated with Metal Additive Manufacturing

    In this webinar Julius Bonini, principal consultant, metallurgy at Lucideon, discusses the finer details of metal powders used in additive manufacturing. He covers topics including: the three most common methods of metal additive manufacturing, how metal powders are made, how you can test and evaluate your powders and products, and the challenges that the industry still faces in exploiting the full potential of metal additive manufacturing.

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  • Post Processing Issues Associated with Metallic Medical Components

    There are a wide range of post-processing treatments for medical devices. The best option for each device will depend on many factors, such as: material, manufacturing technique, final application and product geometry, and understanding the processes and key factors is crucial to achieving the best finish. This webinar series, hosted by our leading metallurgy expert Julius Bonini, takes a broad look at the range of treatments available and the typical effects of each.

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  • Transportability Assessments of Modular and Volumetric Buildings

    Hosted by Joanne Booth, Construction Business Manager at Lucideon, the webinar provides an overview of transportability assessments and includes: the design of panels and modules for transportation, benchmarking levels, instrumentation choices, measurement positions, measurement parameters, measurement stages, performance parameters.

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  • Testing the Durability of Offsite Residential Buildings

    Hosted by Joanne Booth, Construction Business Manager at Lucideon, this webinar outlines approaches and best practice for durability testing of offsite residential buildings.

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  • Routes to Market for Offsite and Modular Construction

    This webinar discusses various routes to market, including sampling relevant parts from Eurocodes and European Technical Assessments (ETAs), third party certification bodies, specialist test houses, and desk studies.

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  • An Introduction to Investigating Failure Analysis of Onsite Hardened Concrete

    This webinar discusses the analysis process in relation to investigating failure analysis of onsite hardened concrete.

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  • Single Tooth Restorations and Dental Treatments of the Future

    Presented by Anike Bütow, Technology & Strategy Leader at Lucideon, this webinar discusses the challenges and drivers facing the dental industry, with a particular focus on caries.

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  • Wear Testing - Load-Control vs. Displacement-Control

    In the second part of our “What the Standards Don’t Tell You” series, we dig a little deeper into ISO 14243, the wear testing standard for total knee replacements. Not every knee replacement is made equal, nor is every knee system suitable for every patient. How do you know that your design is being tested for its intended application?

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  • Ceramic Forming Techniques

    A wide range of techniques are employed to form ceramic components, with each technique having specific advantages and disadvantages. In this webinar, Richard White and Mike Salt discuss these techniques, and how and why they are chosen, with regards to advanced ceramics.

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  • Reducing Pinholes - Eliminating Contamination at Source

    In this webinar, Andrew Perry, Group Ceramic Processes Leader at Lucideon, discusses the key aspects of air entrapment in casting slips and, using case studies, discusses the methods used to eliminate contamination at source, thereby minimising pinhole faults.

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  • Novel Materials Development to Address Dental Sector Needs

    In this webinar, presented by Dr Phil Jackson and Delihta Fernando, we explore the important drivers facing the dental industry and discuss the potential roles that novel materials could play as 'enablers'.

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  • Cleaning Issues with Additive Manufactured Devices

    While this general topic has been covered in various webinars in the past, here we isolate several key aspects of the problem. The unique porous coated surfaces of new additively manufactured (AM) medical implants have proven to be quite complex and are creating challenges with respect to effective cleaning.

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  • Common Post-Processing Treatments for Additive Manufactured Components

    This webinar, presented by Julius Bonini, Principal Consultant, Metallurgy, covers all of the common post-processing treatments applied to additively manufactured (AM) metal components. Topics related to the removal from build plates and stress relieving of as-fabricated parts to more complex processes such as machining, cleaning and surface finishing, are covered.

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  • Validation of Additive Manufactured Components through Specialized Testing

    In this webinar, Julius Bonini, Principal Consultant, Metallurgy, explores a number of analysis techniques that can be used to provide insightful competitive advantage through design and performance evaluation.

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  • The Effect of Powder Milling on Performance

    In this webinar, Dr Adam Healey, materials scientist, describes several different milling techniques, the advantages and disadvantages associated with them and discusses a number of case studies where altering of the milling process has been instrumental.

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  • Optimization of the Drying Process - a way to Maximize Process Efficiency and Product Quality

    In this webinar, Dr Gilda Gasparini, Chemical Engineer, and Dr Ying Zhu, Materials Scientist, look into a number of advanced drying techniques, their pros and cons and also discuss how these drying techniques help improving real-life manufacturing processes.

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  • DoE (Design of Experiments) and Statistical Interpretation of Test Data

    Presented by Dr Gilda Gasparini, Chemical Engineer, and Dr Phil Jackson, Technical Manager, both of Lucideon's Healthcare division, the webinar focusses on the benefits that design of experiments affords in terms of product optimization, time and cost savings, and yield improvement.

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  • Understanding Polymer Structure and Processing to Minimize Failures

    Hosted by Dr Richard Padbury, polymer technology consultant at Lucideon, this webinar looks at the beneficial properties of polymers in a range of applications and how these can be best utilized. The webinar will appeal to design engineers, mechanical engineers and polymer scientists, and anyone who works with polymers who needs to learn more about the intricacies of polymer behavior.

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  • Chemical Imaging of Industrial and Healthcare Materials by ToFSIMS

    Hosted by Dr Chris Pickles, consultant to Lucideon, the webinar looks at the application of surface science techniques in industry to provide understanding of the distribution of ingredients in materials, with a specific focus on healthcare applications.

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  • The Art of Solving Coatings Challenges through Microchemical Analysis

    In this webinar, hosted by Gary Kagel, we explore various microchemical techniques, their uses and limitations, and how to most effectively solve key coatings challenges.

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  • Alternative Uses for Bricks in Structural Work: Moving Beyond Thin Brick

    Hosted by Dr Geoff Edgell, Director and Principal Construction Consultant, this webinar looks at alternative uses for bricks in structural work.

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  • Perspectives on Extractables - Pharmaceutical Products and Medical Devices

    Medical devices and pharmaceutical products can present a risk to patients by way of exposure to substances present in manufacturing or packaging materials. This webinar, presented by Craig Donald and Malcolm Rose, discusses how to understand and evaluate those risks by following the procedures set out in ISO 10993.

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  • Failure Analysis - What Engineers Need to Know

    This webinar, presented by Sara Randall, Senior Materials Engineer, describes the general processes applied to a typical failure analysis of a metal component.

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  • Your Metal Component Has Failed in Fatigue - What do you do next?

    This webinar, presented by Julius Bonini, Principal Consultant, Metallurgy, provides a blueprint for the typical procedures which should be applied when a component fails in fatigue.

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  • Cleaning Validation of Reusable Medical Devices

    This webinar, presented by Craig Donald, discusses reusable medical devices (such as surgical tools, etc.) which need to be cleaned and/or sterilized before each use. Manufacturers are required to validate their cleaning/sterilization instructions accordingly. The webinar addresses a range of factors to consider when developing such protocols.

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  • Ensuring Quality & Standardization in Powder Metal Input for Additive Manufacturing

    Hosted by Joan Morra, Metallurgical Engineer, and Dr Phil Jackson, Technical Manager, Healthcare, this webinar covers the importance of powder quality and optimization for successful Additive Manufacturing processes.

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  • Additive Manufacturing for the Healthcare Sector - Challenges and Issues

    This webinar, presented by Julius Bonini, Principal Consultant, Metallurgy, highlights and discusses several issues associated with additive manufacturing (AM) technology that the medical implant and device community are currently facing.

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  • Wear and Mechanical Testing of Hips and Knees - What the Standards Don’t Tell You

    This webinar, presented by Ramiro Alan Ramirez and Kevin Night, discusses: common standards - what they cover and what they don’t and areas that require unique test methods including: coatings of devices; ageing of devices; adverse wear testing; dynamic testing of acetabular components and adapting simulators to emulate joints without available standards.

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  • Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Components - The Metallurgical Perspective

    This webinar covers metal additive manufacturing, various methods & equipment, E Beam vs. laser melting methods, powder bed vs deposition methods & available metal systems

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  • The Use of Imaging for Claims Support

    Presented by Dr Chris Pickles, this webinar focusses on how chemical mapping and topographical profiling can be used to support product claims.

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  • Validation and Quality Assurance of Medical Device Cleaning Processes

    Presented by Dr Chris Pickles and Stuart Watson, the webinar covers current regulatory guidance, residues and sources of contamination, and how to identify contaminants and their source via surface, gravimetric and residue analysis.

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  • How Clean is Your Device? - The Use of Surface Chemical Analysis for the Validation of Device Cleaning Processes

    Presented by Dr Chris Pickles, this webinar covers the use of surface chemical analysis for the validation of device cleaning processes and discusses how surface and chemical analysis can be used to validate the cleaning processes of medical devices.

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