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Raw Materials Selection

Raw Materials Selection Consultancy Services

To make a quality, durable, and long-lasting product, while keeping costs to a minimum, you must select the appropriate raw materials. At Lucideon we can analyse your raw materials to make sure that they are correct for your needs.

Raw Materials Selection


Whatever the reason for considering a change in material selection, be it for cost issues, changes in supplier, quality control, or environmental performance improvements we can answer questions such as:

  • How can we improve our existing materials, products, processes, and technologies?
  • Can we make our materials perform better – by selecting different materials and reformulating?
  • Can we add functionality by changing our raw materials?
  • Can we reduce our cost of production?
  • Can we pinpoint the root cause of failures and stop them from re-occurring?
  • Can we improve yields?
  • How can we develop the next generation of products and processes?


Some examples of our services include:

  • Chemical analysis of bulk composition and trace analysis by methods such as X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) and Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP)
  • Mineralogical analysis for speciation and phase determination by X-ray Diffraction (XRD)
  • Physical testing such as grading, density, porosity, strength, rheology, mechanical, electrical & thermal properties, stress & strain, and particle size
  • Microstructural testing to study product failure or defects, failure mechanisms, inclusions, grain size, and bonding structure by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) or Field Emission Gun Scanning Electron Microscopy (FEG SEM)
  • Surface analysis to detect failures, contamination, and defects

Case Studies

Knee Joint
Raw Material Validation for TiGenix Ltd

Testing and analysis provided by Lucideon

Lucideon Solves Processing Challenge

Resolution of a manufacturing issue with fragile tableted products

Crystallite Contamination
Crystallite Contamination in a Drug Formulation

Analysis by time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry

Spontaneous Failure of a Medical Device During Secondary Processing

Lucideon's additive manufacturing expertise helped identify root cause of product failure

AM Powder
Lucideon Helps Additive Manufacturer Solve Powder Inconsistency

Lucideon expertise helps develop powder conditioning procedure to improve processing

Optimisation of Tablet Manufacture

Optimisation of powders for tablet pressing