Lucideon is renowned for the systematic examination of evidence to determine the root cause(s) of failure. Lucideon provides the expertise, technology, and experience required to identify complex failure modes in parts, products, and materials. Employing a complete line of physical and chemical characterization techniques, the root causes for failures in metallic and non-metallic materials are quickly discovered. Techniques include high-quality imaging, optical microscopy, fractography, Scanning Electron Microscopy, FTIR and ICP-OES analysis.
Analytical services are augmented by an in-house machine shop and extensive metallography capabilities utilized to properly prepare specimens for analysis. Additional property verification capabilities include chemical and thermal analysis, hardness testing, mechanical strength and electrical property verification.