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Aluminum-scandium alloy is preparing for take-off

Scandium is often associated with the rare earth elements and as such has always been of interest to Less Common Metals.

Having been discovered almost 150 years ago you would imagine that miners would have uncovered a large amount of this element by now, but in fact it is extracted from ores in only a few mines in Asia and Russia and as a by-product of the extraction of other elements like titanium, uranium and iron.

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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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