Less Common Metals Ltd is a privately-owned company and world leader in the manufacture and supply of rare earth-based metals and alloys. Main markets served are; the global permanent magnet industry, specialist master alloy consumers and producers of functional materials based on rare earthcontaining alloys. With considerable experience in the production and characterisation of materials to tight compositional tolerances and controlled microstructures, LCM offers an innovative and highly flexible approach to a wide range of material requirements.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.