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UKAS Accreditation

Lucideon is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory (No. 0013) in the UK with Lucideon accredited overseas laboratories.

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For Lucideon in the US, Test Methods, Standards and Specifications include ASTM, IPC, IPC Thermal Tests, ISO, MIL-SPEC, NEMA L1-1, OEM-Specific & SAE Aerospace Material Specifications.  Details of accreditations can be found here.

Examples of ASTM Test Methods Performed

ASTM Description
A48 Standard Specification for Gray Iron Castings
A247 Evaluating the Microstructure of Graphite in Iron Castings
A262 Detecting Susceptibility to Intergranular Attack in Austenitic Stainless Steels
A480Standard Specification for General Requirements for Flat-Rolled Stainless and Heat-Resisting Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip
A887Standard Specification for Borated Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip for Nuclear Application
A923 Detecting Detrimental Intermetallic Phase in Duplex Austenitic / Ferritic Stainless Steels
A955 Specification for Deformed and Plain Stainless-Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement
A967 Standard Specification for Chemical Passivation Treatments for Stainless Steel Parts
B23 Standard Specification for White Metal Bearing Alloys (Known Commercially as Babbitt Metal)
B212 Apparent Density of Free-Flowing Metal Powders Using the Hall Flowmeter Funnel
B213 Flow Rate of Metal Powders Using the Hall Flowmeter Funnel
B311 Density of Powder Metallurgy (PM) Materials Containing Less Than 2% Porosity
B214 Sieve Analysis of Metal Powders
B571 Qualitative Adhesion Testing of Metallic Coatings (for metals)
B578 Microhardness of Electroplated Coatings
C138 Density (Unit Weight), Yield, and Air Content (Gravimetric) of Concrete
C270 Specification for Mortar for Unit Masonry
C295 Petrographic Examination of Aggregates for Concrete
C373 Water Absorption, bulk density, apparent porosity and apparent specific gravity of fired white ware products
C457 Microscopical Determination of Parameters of the Air-Void System in…
C642 Density, Absorption and Voids in Hardened Concrete
C657 D-C Volume Resistivity of Glass
C674 Flexural Properties of Ceramic Whiteware Materials
C791 Chemical, Mass Spectrometric, and Spectrochemical Analysis of Nuclear-Grade Boron Carbide
C856 Petrographic Examination of Hardened Concrete
C876 Corrosion Potentials of Uncoated Reinforcing Steel Concrete
C1218 Water-Soluble Chloride in Mortar and Concrete
C1301 Major and Trace Elements in Limestone and Lime by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP) and Atomic Absorption (AA)
C1324 Examination and Analysis of Hardened Masonry Mortar
C1341 Flexural Properties of Advanced Ceramic Composites
D70 Density of Semi-Solid Bituminous Materials (Pycnometer Method)
D86 Distillation of Petroleum Products at Atmospheric Pressure
D92 Flash Point - Cleveland Open Cup
D95 Water in Petroleum Products and Bituminous Materials by Distillation
D127 Drop Melting Point of Petroleum Wax
D129 Sulfur in Petroleum Products
D149 Dielectric Breakdown Voltage and Dielectric Strength of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials at Commercial Power Frequencies
D150 AC Loss Characteristics and Permittivity (Dielectric Constant) of Solid Electrical Insulation
D217 Cone Penetration of Lubricating Grease (1/2 scale)
D229 Rigid Sheet and Plate Materials Used for Electrical Insulation
D257 DC Current Surface and Volume Resistivity
D287 API Gravity of Crude Petroleum and Petroleum Products
D412 Tension Testing of Rubber & Thermoplastic Elastomers
D471 Rubber Property - Effect of Liquids
D482 Ash from Petroleum Products
D495 High-Voltage, Low-Current, Dry Arc Resistance of Solid Electrical Insulation
D573 Rubber Deterioration in Air Oven
D624 Tear Strength - Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers
D638 Tensile Properties of Plastics
D648 Deflection Temperature of Plastics Under Flexural Load in the Edgewise Position
D664 Acid Number of Petroleum Products by Potentiometric Titration
D669 Dissipation Factor and Permittivity Parallel with Laminations of Laminated Sheet and Plate Materials
D695 Compressive Properties of Rigid Plastics (compressive strength, yield strength and modulus)
D732 Shear Strength of Plastics by Punch Tool
D751 Standard Test Method for Coated Fabrics
D785 Rockwell Hardness of Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials
D790 Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials
D792 Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement
D808 Chloride in Petroleum Products (Bomb)
D877 Standard Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage of Insulating Liquids Using Disk Electrodes
D974 Acid and Base Number by Color-Indicator Titration
D1000 Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive-Coated Tapes Used for Electrical and Electronic Applications
D1002 Apparent Shear Strength of Single-Lap-Joint Adhesively Bonded Metal Specimens by Tension Loading (Metal-to-Metal) (Lap-shear test)
D1056 Standard Specification for Flexible Cellular Materials—Sponge or Expanded Rubber
D1401 Water Separability of Petroleum Oils and Synthetic Fluids
D1475 Density of Liquid Coatings, Inks, and Related Products
D1531 Relative Permittivity (Dielectric Constant) and Dissipation Factor by Fluid Displacement Procedures (Method B)
D1621 Compressive Properties Of Rigid Cellular Plastics
D1622 Apparent Density of Rigid Cellular Plastics
D1708 Tensile Properties of Plastics by Use of Microtensile Specimens
D1796 Water and Sediment in Fuel Oils by the Centrifuge Method
D1824 Apparent Viscosity of Plastisols and Organosols at Low Shear Rates
D1894 Static and Kinetic Coefficients of Friction of Plastic Film and Sheeting
D2240 Rubber Property - Durometer Hardness
D2344 Short-Beam Strength of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials and Their Laminates
D2500 Cloud Point of Petroleum Products
D2834 Nonvolatile Matter (Total Solids) in Water-Emulsion Floor Polishes, Solvent-Based Floor Polishes, and Polymer-Emulsion Floor Polishes
D2990 Standard Test Methods for Compressive Creep and Creep-Rupture of Plastics
D3039 Tensile Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials
D3163 Determining Strength of Adhesively Bonded Rigid Plastic Lap-Shear Joints in Shear by Tension Loading
D3171 Constituent Content of Composite Materials
D3223 Total Mercury in Water
D3359 Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test
D3386 Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion of Electrical Insulating Materials
D3417 Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization of Polymers by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
D3418 Transition Temperatures and Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization of Polymers by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
D3518 In-Plane Shear Response of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials by Tensile Test of a ±45° Laminate
D3529 Matrix Solids Content and Matrix Content of Composite Prepreg
D3530 Volatiles Content of Composite Material Prepreg
D3677 Rubber Identification by Infrared Spectrophotometry
D3850 Rapid Thermal Degradation of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials by Thermogravimetric Method (TGA)
D4325 Nonmetallic Semi-Conducting and Electrically Insulating Rubber Tapes
D4327 Anions in Water by Chemically Suppressed Ion Chromatography
D4419 Measurement of Transition Temperatures of Petroleum Waxes by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
D4878 Polyurethane Raw Materials: Determination of Viscosity of Polyols
D4940 Conductimetric Analysis of Water Soluble Ionic Contamination of Blasting Abrasives
D5028 Curing Properties of Pultrusion Resins by Thermal Analysis
D5379 Shear Properties of Composite Materials by the V-Notched Beam Method
D5420 Impact resistance of flat, rigid plastic specimen by means of a striker impacted by a falling weight (Gardner Impact)
D5766 Open-Hole Tensile Strength of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates
D6272 Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials by Four-Point Bending
D6304 Determination of Water in Petroleum Products, Lubricating Oils, and Additives by Coulometric Karl Fischer Titration
D7626 Determining the Organic Treat Loading of Organophilic Clay
E8 Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
E10 Brinell hardness of Metallic Materials
E18 Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials
E21 Elevated Temperature Tension Tests of Metallic Materials
E23 Notched Bar Impact Testing of Metallic Materials
E45 Determining the Inclusion Content of Steel
E70 pH of Aqueous Solutions With the Glass Electrode
E110 Indentation Hardness of Metallic Materials by Portable Hardness Testers
E112 Determining Average Grain Size
E132 Poisson’s Ratio at Room Temperature
E139 Conducting Creep, Creep-Rupture, and Stress-Rupture Tests of Metallic Materials
E165 Standard Practice for Liquid Penetrant Examination for General Industry Annex 4
E190 Guided Bend Test for Ductility of Welds
E292 Conducting Time-for-Rupture Notch Tension Tests of Materials
E384 Knoop and Vickers Hardness of Materials (Microindentation Hardness)
E466 Conducting Force Controlled Constant Amplitude Axial Fatigue Tests of Metallic Materials
E517 Standard Test Method for Plastic Strain Ratio r for Sheet Metal
E562 Determining Volume Fraction by Systematic Manual Point Count
E646 Standard Test Method for Tensile Strain-Hardening Exponents (n -Values) of Metallic Sheet Materials
E794 Melt & Crystallization Temperatures by Thermal Analysis
E831 Linear Thermal Expansion of Solid Materials by Thermomechanical Analysis
E930 Estimating the Largest Grain Observed in a Metallographic Section (ALA Grain Size)
E1019 Determination of Carbon, Sulfur, Nitrogen, and Oxygen in Steel, Iron, Nickel, and Cobalt Alloys by Various Combustion and Fusion Techniques
E1131 Compositional Analysis by Thermogravimetry
E1181 Characterizing Duplex Grain Sizes
E1269 Determining Specific Heat Capacity by Differential Scanning Calorimetry
E1356 Assignment of the Glass Transition Temperatures by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
E1382 Determining Average Grain Size Using Semiautomatic and Automatic Image Analysis
E1641 Decomposition Kinetics by Thermogravimetry Using the Ozawa / Flynn / Wall Method
E1828 Assignment of the Glass Transition Temperature by Thermomechanical Analysis
E1858 Determining Oxidation Induction Time of Hydrocarbons by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
E1868 Loss-on-Drying by Thermogravimetry
E1877 Calculating Thermal Endurance of Materials from Thermogravimetric Decomposition Data
E2070 Kinetic Parameters by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) Using Isothermal Methods
E2371 Analysis of Titanium and Titanium Alloys by Direct Current Plasma and Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry
F75 Standard Specification for Cobalt-28 Chromium-6 Molybdenum Alloy Castings and Casting Alloy for Surgical Implants
F136 Standard Specification for Wrought Titanium-6Aluminum-4Vanadium ELI (Extra Low Interstitial) Alloy for Surgical Implant Applications
F606 Determining the Mechanical Properties of Externally and Internally Threaded Fasteners, Washers, Direct Tension Indicators, and Rivets
F1044 Shear Testing of Calcium Phosphate Coatings and Metallic Coatings
F1058 Wrought 40Cobalt-20Chromium-16Iron-15Nickel-7Molybdenum Alloy Wire and Strip for Surgical Implants
F1091 Wrought Cobalt-20Chromium-15Tungsten-10Nickel Alloy Surgical Fixation Wire (UNS R30605)
F1147 Tension Testing of Calcium Phosphate and Metallic Coatings
F1160 Standard Test Method for Shear and Bending Fatigue Testing of Calcium Phosphate and Metallic Medical and Composite Calcium Phosphate / Metallic Coatings
F1350 Wrought 18Chromium-14Nickel-2.5Molybdenum Stainless Steel Surgical Fixation Wire (UNS S31673)
F1854 Stereological Evaluation of Porous Coatings on Medical Implants
F1877 Standard Practice for Characterization of Particles
F2003 Accelerated Aging of UHMWPE Components
F2066 Wrought Titanium-15 Molybdenum Alloy for Surgical Implant Applications (UNS R58150)
F2111 Measuring Intergranular Attack or End Grain Pitting on Metals Caused by Aircraft Chemical Processes
F2183 Small Punch Testing of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Used in Surgical Implants
F2924 Standard Specification for Additive Manufacturing Titanium-6 Aluminum-4 Vanadium with Powder Bed Fusion
F2989 Standard Specification for Metal Injection Molded Unalloyed Titanium Components for Surgical Implants
F3001 Standard Specification for Additive Manufacturing Titanium-6 Aluminum-4 Vanadium ELI (Extra Low Interstitial) with Powder Bed Fusion


MIL-SPEC Test Methods and Quality Compliance Testing

  • MIL-DTL-83420M Wire Rope, Flexible, for Aircraft Control, General Specification for
  • MIL-I-24768/4 Insulation, Plastic, Laminated, Thermosetting, Glass-mat, Polyester-Resin (GPO N-1)
  • MIL-M-24041C Molding and Potting Compound, Chemically Cured, Polyurethane
  • MIL-S-46047E(MR) Steel, Bars and Blanks (1-3/4" and over in diameter) for Barrels of Small Arms Weapons
  • MIL-STD-2041E(SH) Control of Detrimental Materials
  • STR-4P38 Detrimental Material Control Requirements for Nonmetallic Parts Permanently Installed in Hardware.

List of Non-Thermal IPC Tests We Perform

  • 2.1.1E Microsectioning
  • Weight of fabric reinforcements
  • Thread count, organic fibers
  • 2.1.8B Workmanship
  • 2.1.9 Surface scratch exam metal clad foil
  • 2.1.10A Visual inspection for undissolved dicyandiamide
  • 2.4.1E Adhesion, tape testing
  • Adhesion, marking paints & inks
  • Adhesion, resistors (hybrid circuits)
  • Adhesion, overglaze (hybrid circuits)
  • 2.4.4B Flexural strength of laminates at ambient temp
  • Flexural strength of laminates at elevated temp
  • 2.4.5 Folding endurance, flexible printed wiring materials
  • Flexibility - Conformal coating
  • Carrier release, thin copper
  • 2.4.16A Initiation tear strength, flexible insulating materials
  • Propogation, tear strength, flexible insulating materials
  • Solder mask abrasion (pencil method)
  • 2.4.29C Adhesion, solder mask, flexible circuit
  • 2.4.43 Solder paste - solder ball test.

List of Thermal IPC Tests We Perform

  • 2.4.24C Glass Transition Temperature and Z-Axis Thermal Expansion by TMA
  • Time to Delamination
  • Glass Transition Temperature of Organic Films - TMA Method
  • Glass Transition Temperature and Thermal Expansion of Materials used in High Density Interconnection (HDI) and Microvias - TMA Method
  • Decomposition Temperature (Td) of Laminate Material using TGA
  • 2.4.25C Glass Transition Temperature and Cure Factor by DSC
  • 2.4.39A Dimensional Stability, Glass Reinforced Thin Laminates - 2/86
  • 2.4.41 Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion of Electrical Insulating Materials
  • In-Plane Coefficient of Thermal Expansion, Organic Films.

ISO Test Methods

  • ISO 14242-1 Implants for surgery -- Wear of total hip-joint prostheses -- Part 1: Loading and displacement parameters for wear-testing machines and corresponding environmental conditions for test
  • ISO 14242-2 Implants for surgery -- Wear of total hip-joint prostheses -- Part 2: Methods of measurement
  • ISO 14243-1 Implants for surgery -- Wear of total knee-joint prostheses -- Part 1: Loading and displacement parameters for wear-testing machines with load control and corresponding environmental conditions for test
  • ISO 14243-2 Implants for surgery -- Wear of total knee-joint prostheses -- Part 2: Methods of measurement
  • ISO 14243-3 Implants for surgery -- Wear of total knee-joint prostheses -- Part 3: Loading and displacement parameters for wear-testing machines with displacement control and corresponding environmental conditions for test
  • ISO 148 Metallic materials - Charpy pendulum impact test.