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Raw Materials Selection

Raw Materials Selection

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.

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