The future of electric and hybrid aircraft technology is the focus for presenters and delegates at the Electric & Hybrid Aerospace Technology Virtual ‘Live’ conference (April 20 & 21, 2021).  The 2-day online event provides a platform for aerospace engineers, research academics, aircraft manufacturers, others working on developing this ultra-low-emission, ‘green’ transportation technology. The move…

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White drone motor close up on a black background

Permanent magnet motors are electric motors using permanent magnets in addition to windings.  Such motor designs are more efficient than induction motors or motors with field windings for certain high-efficiency applications such as electric vehicles and small electric motors such as found on drones and in car windshield wipers. Both AC and DC motors benefit…

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Everlube Coated Magnets from Bunting

The new Everlube anti-corrosion magnet coating combats the increasingly arduous working environments for magnets and magnetic components.  The Everlube coating prevents oxidation and deterioration of high-powered permanent neodymium rare earth magnets. The Everlube coating was originally developed as a brand of dry film lubricant products specifically designed to enhance and improve the performance of critical…

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Electric Vehicle Plugged in and charging

The global move towards the electrification of vehicles continues to gather momentum.  In 2010, the number of electric cars on the world’s roads reached 7.2 million, of which 46% were in China (iea.org/reports/global-ev-outlook-2020).  By 2030, the number of electric cars is expected to swell to 250 million, a massive growth in a relatively short time.…

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Bunting Berkhamsted 2020 photos

On January 1st, nobody could have predicted the challenges businesses would face in 2020. Despite the restrictions and obstacles presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, companies adapted and continued to design and manufacture as they supported customers. December provides the ideal opportunity to reflect on many of Bunting-Berkhamsted’s positive news stories shared in 2020. A Positive…

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New Shaker Magnetic Catch

The new Shaker Magnetic Catch extends the range of magnetic catches sold by Bunting on their online sales outlet eMagnets UK.  The new Magnetic Catch enables quicker installation in Shaker-style kitchens, with only one screw providing secure fixing. The new Magnetic Catch is designed specifically for handmade in-frame doors for bespoke kitchen cabinets such as…

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Halbach Array

The manufacture of anisotropic radially magnetised arcs and rings is significantly different to the production of diametrically magnetised rings and arcs. Radially aligned and magnetised anisotropic arcs and rings are only possible in fully dense sintered NdFeB and need a dedicated press tool and magnetising fixture and have a limited physical envelope (Max OD 85mm).…

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Pot Magnet

An international Oil and Gas company turned to Bunting when investigating designs for a novel magnetic system to act as a pressure relief valve. The Pot Magnet assembly design requirements were complex with a number of significant technical challenges. The initial design evaluation identified that the bespoke magnet assembly would be based on a simple…

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Electric Car

Mining the Urban Environment The anticipated global increase in production and consumption of electronic goods and electric vehicles puts a huge strain on raw material reserves. Subsequently, the focus has turned from mining raw materials to reclaiming, reusing and recycling secondary materials. This is known as ‘Mining the Urban Environment’. Magnets and Magnetisers at Cenex…

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Rotor Exploded View

Magnets are an integral component in all modern vehicles.  They help form the traction drive to provide motive power to the vehicle, whilst also driving the window wipers, electric windows, instrumentation, and an array of engine parts.  For electric vehicles, magnets are simply fundamental. Magnets and Magnet Assemblies for the Automotive Sector The magnets are…

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