About LCM Labs


Our laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and staffed by experienced analysts who are skilled in performing validated tests.

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What We do.

The Less Common Metals laboratory is an inorganic analytical laboratory equipped to test the elemental composition, micro-structural and physical properties of inorganic materials. It primarily acts as the quality control (QC) department for the production of metal alloys but has the capability to perform commercial analysis on a variety of inorganic materials.

Less Common Metals (LCM) produce bespoke alloys which are manufactured to high customer specifications. It is therefore vital that LCM has its own testing facilities to qualify the materials it makes.

LCM is constantly looking to meet new customer demands, so development trials are regularly undertaken for alloys we have never melted before.

Quality Control

Less Common Metals is proud to be accredited to the international standards for quality and environmental management (ISO 9001 and ISO 14001). We are also pursuing accreditation to the laboratory management standard ISO 17025. In addition, we are committed to having a positive impact on the performance of our customers by providing products that are delivered on time and fully meet customer specifications.

Technical Expertise

We have the technical expertise to test your products according to the highest standards and help you achieve your market goals by using the latest and most sophisticated equipment ensuring accuracy, efficiency and reliability.

Express Service

We understand that time is of the essence, so we offer a 48-hour express service for your urgent testing needs. Our dedicated team will work hard to deliver your results as soon as possible.

Global Recognition

We are an internationally recognised company with a global reach and a reputation for excellence in product analysis.

What to expect.

The process is streamlined by the following five simple steps to ensure
LCM’s Analytical Chemists fully understand the clients requirements and deliver quick, accurate results.

All analytical methods have been developed in-house and the laboratory offers a 48-hour express service for analysis on those samples you just can’t wait for. For all other analysis, 10 working days is a standard.