Lucideon Doubles its Wear Testing Capabilities in the US
Lucideon has invested in a new six station knee wear testing simulator, doubling its capacity to perform knee wear testing for orthopaedic implant manufacturers and taking the total investment in this service to over £1 Million across the group.
Lucideon offers wear and fatigue testing and debris analysis from sites in the UK and USA. The company has invested in the latest, gold standard AMTI and ProSim wear simulators and performs testing to all parts of ISO 14242 for hip and ISO 14243 for knee wear simulation.
President of Lucideon’s USA operations, Frank Anderson, said,
“The new investment of a second six station knee wear simulator is a reflection of the demand on our services and our commitment to supplying this demand.
“We are committed to developing centres of excellence for hip and knee wear testing on both sides of the Atlantic. We also plan to develop and validate methods for other joints, such as ankles, as these product lines become increasingly important to our clients.”
Lucideon’s wide range of expertise and extensive analytical capabilities, including non-contact surface roughness evaluation (3D-Profiling), SEM evaluation and laser diffraction techniques, mean that wear testing can be supported by in-depth analysis. Development work can be done to go beyond ISO standards and a comprehensive test report will be included to help with regulatory submission.
Lucideon also offers materials development and characterization, regulatory approval testing packages, cleanliness validation, process troubleshooting and failure analysis, using its chemical, physical, mechanical and surface analysis capabilities.
01 April, 2015