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UK RE Magnet Base

We are extremely pleased to announce Less Common Metals has been awarded funding to conduct a feasibility study to identify the requirements for a fully integrated supply chain for Rare Earth Permanent Magnet production in the UK.

The funding has been awarded by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency. Innovate UK drives productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas.

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This week Jonathan Price, Process Support Technician at LCM, is giving us an insight into process support and development of new alloys

Melting alloys new and old at LCM can present some interesting challenges; the immediate perception of people new to our process is “how hard can it be!”

The perception being to throw it all in a pot and heat until molten, and there is some truth to this, with perhaps a touch of logic.

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