Alloys produced by LCM are all manufactured to customer specifications and for this reason it is essential for us to have our own dedicated analytical laboratory. Our analysts use ICP-OES for the determination of alloy composition and other metallic impurities as well as Gas Fusion for the detection of Carbon, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Sulphur.
We also have apparatus for the measurement of particle size distribution and the analysis of alloy microstructure. For strip cast flake thickness measurements LCM has developed and built in-house a highly reliable laser based technique for rapid and accurate analysis.
Other characterisation techniques, such as scanning electron microscopy, can be offered via arrangements with local companies and universities to deliver the results you need. The laboratory team currently consists of three analytical chemists who have a combined 50 years of analytical experience in a variety of backgrounds. This expertise along with the analytical equipment enables them to meet almost every requirement presented, both internally and externally.
For analytical enquiries you can contact us here.