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Advanced Ceramics

Advanced Ceramics – Materials Characterisation

Understanding how a material will perform in service is an essential step in designing products and bringing them to market. Characterising and analysing the microstructure of raw and post-processed materials are critical to understanding their physical properties. We provide qualitative, quantitative, and visual data to support a full understanding of the materials.

Problems can originate from contamination, bad material combinations, or poorly processed raw materials that have either out-of-specification (high) levels of undesirable elements or compounds present which can then cause issues such as colour changes upon firing.

Advanced Ceramic Materials Characterisation


Our capabilities for materials characterisation of advanced ceramics lie within failure analysis, physical testing, fractography, and microscopy. 

This can help the client to:

  • Source the right material – finding the balance between robustness, functionality, effectiveness, and compatibility
  • Meet regulatory requirements
  • Develop new products and applications
  • Confirm the quality and purity of your materials
  • Solve material and product failures
  • Identify contaminants and determine where they have been introduced

White Papers

Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics - How New Applications and Improved Performance can be Unlocked Through Design Freedom

This white paper introduces the most common methods for ceramic additive manufacturing

The Growth of Ceramics in Aerospace and Defence

This white paper looks at applications and potential applications of ceramic materials in the aerospace and defence industry

Ensuring Reliable Performance from Ceramic Components in Medical Applications

This white paper highlights some of the testing involved in ISO 13356 and discusses how recent and ongoing research into ceramic processing provides opportunities to meet product improvement challenges

Case Studies

Electricity Pylons
Flash Sintering Helps to Clean up Green Energy

Application of Lucideon's Flash Sintering Technology

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

Ceramic Body Armour

A manufacturer of ceramic armour for military vehicles and personnel sought pressure-cast forming expertise