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The Neodymium Iron Boron Industry: What is the big deal?

NdFeB Permanent magnets

Neodymium, iron and boron make up the strongest commercial magnets known to humankind, and they are the principal driver of the rare earth industry. Recently, demand for NdFeB permanent magnets has increased due to playing a key part in environmentally friendly technologies such as electric vehicles and wind power.

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Q&A with Ian Higgins, LCM's Managing Director

Ian Higgins, Managing Director of Less Common Metals has more than 26 years’ experience in the rare earth industry. Ian has been with LCM for 20 years and before that worked at Johnson Matthey Rare Earth Products.


Firstly, tell us a bit about yourself and your career path

At school, I always had a strong interest in technical matters and how things work, in particular how chemistry and material science enable everyday objects to function. Read More....