Lucideon gains ISO accreditation for wear testing
International materials technology company Lucideon has been awarded ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation for the total wear testing of hip joints. The accreditation encompasses ISO 14242-1 and ISO 14242-2 standards and was awarded by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
The extension to scope means that the company can offer accredited total hip joint wear-testing services. Lucideon carries out wear and fatigue testing and debris analysis of hip implants in the UK and of knee implants in the USA, the latter facility having just undergone further investment to double its capacity to meet demand.
Qianqian Wang, biomechanical engineer, said: “Lucideon is dedicated to providing the best possible service and the success and demand that we have seen since our wear-testing facilities opened reflects that. We continue to invest in expanding our services with new equipment and capabilities to provide even more to our clients.”
Lucideon’s analytical capabilities include non-contact surface roughness evaluation (3D-Profiling), SEM evaluation and laser diffraction techniques. The company also offers materials development and characterisation, regulatory approval testing packages, cleanliness validation, process trouble-shooting and failure analysis, using its chemical, physical, mechanical and surface analysis capabilities.
To find out more visit www.lucideon.com/weartest.