Webinars

Our programme of webinars for 2017

All Lucideon webinars are free to attend.

Forthcoming Webinars

All Webinars commence at 3pm, UK time unless otherwise stated.

Date Webinar
2 November 2017    Novel Materials Development to Address Dental Sector Needs
In this webinar we will explore the important drivers facing the dental industry and discuss the potential roles that novel materials could play as ‘enablers’. To find out more about this webinar and/or to sign up to attend please click here
7 December 2017  Reducing Pinholes - Eliminating Contamination at Source
In this webinar, Andrew Perry, Group Ceramic Processes Leader at Lucideon, we will discuss the key aspects of air entrapment in casting slips and, using case studies, discuss the methods used to eliminate contamination at source, thereby minimizing pinhole faults. To find out more about this webinar and/or to sign up to attend please click here

 

Past Webinars

Webinar
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. To see the webinar recording please click here
Common Post-Processing Treatments for Additive Manufactured Components
This webinar, presented by Julius Bonini, Aerospace Business Manager, 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. To see the webinar recording please click here
Validation of Additive Manufactured Components through Specialized Testing
When developing a component, it is critical that manufacturers understand performance characteristics of both the materials and the design. Results of properly designed tests and customized programs can be used to validate models, simulate loads and environments, determine performance, accelerate failure mechanisms, and establish competitive benchmarks. In this webinar, Julius Bonini, Aerospace Business Manager and Greg Catlin, Mechanical Specialist, explore a number of analysis techniques that can be used to provide insightful competitive advantage through design and performance evaluation. To see the webinar recording please click here
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. To see the webinar recording please click here
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. To see the webinar recording please click here
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 will focus on the benefits that design of experiments affords in terms of product optimization, time and cost savings, and yield improvement. To see the webinar recording please click here
Understanding Polymer Structure and Processing to Minimize Failures
Hosted by Dr Richard Padbury, polymer technology consultant at Lucideon, the webinar looks at the beneficial properties of polymers in a range of applications and how these can be best utilized. To see the webinar recording please click here
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. To see the webinar recording please click here
The Art of Solving Coatings Challenges through Microchemical Analysis
Hosted by Gary Kagel, this webinar explored various microchemical techniques, their uses and limitations, and how to most effectively solve key coatings challenges. To see the webinar recording please click here
Alternative Uses for Bricks in Structural Work: Moving Beyond Thin Brick
Hosted by Dr Geoff Edgell, Director and Principal Construction Consultant at Lucideon, the webinar looks at alternative uses for bricks in structural work. To see the webinar recording please click here
Ensuring Quality and Standardization in Powder Metal Input for Additive Manufacturing
Hosted by Joan Morra, Metallurgical Engineer, and Dr Phil Jackson, Technical Manager, Healthcare, the webinar covers the importance of powder quality and optimization for successful Additive Manufacturing processes. To see the webinar recording please click here
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. To see the webinar recording please click here
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. To see the webinar recording please click here
Your Metal Component Has Failed in Fatigue: What do you do next?
This webinar, hosted by Julius Bonini, Principal Consultant, Metallurgy, at Lucideon, provides a blueprint for the typical procedures which should be applied when a component fails in fatigue. To see the webinar recording please click here
Additive Manufacturing for the Healthcare Sector - Challenges and Issues
This webinar highlights and discusses several issues associated with additive manufacturing (AM) technology that the medical implant and device community are currently facing. To see the webinar recording please click here
Cleaning Validation of Reusable Medical Devices
Reusable medical devices (such as surgical tools, etc.) need to be cleaned and/or sterilized before each use. To ensure this is the case, manufacturers are required to validate their cleaning/sterilization instructions accordingly. This webinar addresses a range of factors to consider when developing such protocols. To watch the webinar recording please click here
Update on USP Tests for Elemental Impurities – Are you ready?
This webinar, presented by George Jones on the 7th June 2016, discusses the new USP <232> Heavy Metals limit test, which will be fully in place by 1 January 2018, and the effects it will have for businesses. To see the recording for this webinar please click here
Wear and Mechanical Testing of Hips and Knees - What the Standards Don’t Tell You
In this webinar we discuss: 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. To see the recording please click here
Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Components - The Metallurgical Perspective
This webinar, hosted by Julius Bonini, P.E., Engineering Manager at Lucideon, covers Metal Additive Manufacturing, Various Methods and Equipment, E Beam vs. Laser Melting Methods, Powder Bed vs Deposition Methods & Available Metal Systems. To see the recording please click here
The Use of Imaging for Claims Support
This webinar, hosted by Dr Chris Pickles, focusses on how chemical mapping and topographical profiling can be used to support product claims. To see the recording please click here
Validation and Quality Assurance of Medical Device Cleaning Processes
In this webinar, we cover current regulatory guidance, residues and sources of contamination, and how to identify contaminants and their source via surface, gravimetric and residue analysis. To see the webinar recording click here
Understanding Materials Choices, Their Performance and Selection
Presented by Dr Chris Pickles, this webinar explores the value of materials characterization across technology based industries to improve product and process performance. A selection of techniques, applications and case studies from a wide range of industry sectors are covered. To see the webinar recording click here
Sampling Best Practice for Improved Business Performance
This webinar, presented by Dr Chris Pickles and Dr Richard White, explores the importance of sampling in various industry applications, and discusses how knowledge of appropriate sampling strategies and best practice can improve operational efficiency and financial outcomes. To see the webinar recording click here
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. To see the webinar recording click here
Testing - More Than Just Numbers
This webinar, presented by Dr Richard White, discusses why testing provides much more than just numbers and examines, through examples and case studies, how it has been used by others in industry to gain a competitive advantage. To see the webinar recording click here