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Mechanical Testing

Mechanical Testing Services

Lucideon offers a broad range of mechanical testing capabilities to determine or verify the physical properties of nearly any material that performs under a mechanical stress. Ensuring quality of raw materials to end products, using ASTM and custom testing methods, we test the elastic and inelastic behaviour of a material when force is applied, under test conditions ranging from highly elevated to sub-ambient temperatures.

The mechanical properties of a material directly influence its performance in the operational environment, for example, fasteners and welds that tend to fold or flex in end of service life might be prone to bending in use. Fastening products in particular are subjected to physical forces that can cause deformation. We use the information about the forces applied, and the deformation incurred, to help you improve the performance of your product.


Lucideon can bend, twist, pull, and compress at microscale and macroscale until failure occurs. We both routinely perform and engineer customised testing regimes on a wide range of materials including metals, plastics, and composites. We also offer superior specimen machining and sample preparation services.

Examples of tests performed

  • Bend testing
  • Charpy impact
  • Coating bond strength
  • Compression
  • Creep
  • Deformation
  • Flexural strength
  • Gardner impact
  • Hardness (Brinell, Knoop, Rockwell, Shore, Vickers)
  • Peel testing
  • Shear strength
  • Stress rupture
  • Tensile strength
  • Thermomechanical Fatigue (TMF)


Typical applications

  • Determining the strength of weld joints
  • QC of additively manufactured parts
  • Replacement of materials due to REACH requirements
  • Selecting materials for usage in high pressure environments
  • Simulation of aircraft engine operating conditions
  • Testing the strength of bio adhesives
  • Testing medical implants
  • Turbine blade alloy assessment
  • Verifying a change in raw material supplier

White Papers

Tribology and Testing of Orthopaedic Implants

In this white paper we review the key tribology & testing techniques available for orthopaedic implants

Digital Image Correlation
Digital Image Correlation and its Benefits to Industry

The applications of Digital Image Correlation are vast, from eyeball pressure testing to earthquake analysis

Digital Image Correlation for Construction

This white paper focuses on potential applications for Digital Image Correlation in the  construction industry

Digital Image Correlation
The Use of Digital Image Correlation in Masonry Research

Digital Image Correlation is a technique that can deliver video footage of the strain development on the surface of a material due to loading or other actions

The Applications of Digital Image Correlation Technology in Healthcare

This paper will explore the applications of Digital Image Correlation technology in the healthcare sector

Case Studies

NTS Case Study
Lucideon Provides Customised Materials Testing Project for NTS (Phase 1)

A customised materials testing project for Nuclear Transport Services (NTS), UK (Phase 1)

NTS Case Study
Lucideon Provides Customised Materials Testing Project for NTS (Phase 2)

A customised materials testing project for Nuclear Transport Services (NTS), UK (Phase 2)

Orthopaedic Implant
Lucideon Helps Determine Impact of Hot Isostatic Pressing on Fatigue Life of Ti-6Al-4V Component

Lucideon expertise helped a client with additive manufactured implants