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The Global Manufacturing Sector and Rare Earth Metals Rare earth metals is a collection 17 metals which are very important to the global manufacturing sector. Examples of these metals include neodymium, lanthanum and europium. They are all generally used in the manufacture of the following commodities: smartphone, flat screen televisions, computer hard drives, vehicles and tablets. Lanthanum is widely used in large scale manufacture of hybrid cars. These are cars that have proven to be of great use to the society and at the same time of good profit to the manufacturing companies. It is also used in the production of batteries that are more powerful than the other ordinary batteries that we use in our day to day activities. When it comes to the defense sector, lanthanum is used in the manufacture of night vision goggles that are used by the military people at night for better vision. Europium is also another useful rare earth metal It is used in the production of phosphorus and fluorescent materials. These materials are used in the manufacture of lamps that are useful to the society for lighting purposes. They are also used in the manufacture of electronic monitors. Europium was previously commonly used in the manufacture of cathode ray tubes of television sets but it has been out of use lately due to technological advancements in the electronic displays industry. It is however expected to make a comeback in the manufacture of led televisions in the near future. Neodymium is also another rare earth metal with a myriad of uses. It is widely used in the production of magnets. These magnets are the ones that are used in any kind of technology that requires spinning, which is almost everything nowadays. Furthermore, neodymium magnets are usually very powerful. Neodymium is also used in the manufacture of the very important portable x ray machines that are used in hospitals today and airports for the screening of language. It is also used in the important production of lasers that are useful in industries. For the global manufacturing industry, the importance of rare earth metals can’t be understated. Most of the industries depend on these metals, and current technologies are hinged on the use of rare earth metals.

About SaMaterials: Stanford Advanced Materials (SAM) Corporation is a global supplier of a series of pure metals, alloys, ceramics and minerals such as oxides, chlorides, sulfides, oxysalts, etc. Our headquarter, located in Irvine, California, USA, was first established in 1994, starting to provide high-quality rare-earth products for research and development (R&D).

The global manufacturing sector and rare earth metals