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HYPED in 2019 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

Hyperloop pod competition

SpaceX held the first Hyperloop Pod Competition in 2015.  Through a competitive environment, SpaceX aimed to promote and support the development of functional Hyperloop prototypes and encourage innovation.   Student teams from around the world were tasked with designing and building the best high-speed pod. In July 2019, SpaceX staged the fourth competition – Hyperloop Pod…

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Magnets In Space

Apollo_11

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of when mankind first stepped onto the surface of the moon.  However, not many people know that this momentous achievement would not have been possible without magnets.  In this article, we review the important role of magnets in space. The guidance and navigation system computers for the Apollo 11 spacecraft…

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Supplying Magnets To NASA

Bunting is thrilled to have been selected as the supplier of high specification grain boundary diffused Neodymium Iron Boron (NdFeB) Magnets for a NASA project. Grain Boundary Diffusion (GBD) technology enables the heavy rare earth element Dysprosium to diffuse from the surface of a grain around all of the grains boundaries.  Dysprosium is added to Neodymium…

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The Future Is Magnetic

A Review of the UK Magnetics Society’s Ewing Event 2018 This year’s 31st Ewing Event, organised by the UK Magnetics Society and sponsored by Bunting Magnetics, focused on the important role of ‘magnets’ in the future.  Indeed, it is widely recognised that magnetic fields are the ideal, low-energy way for creating motion. At the event, there…

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Grain Boundary Diffusion Technology

Pushing NdFeB Magnets Hotter, Harder and Faster Neodymium (NdeFeB) Rare Earth Magnets are used throughout industry and, as demand increases from the Energy, Automotive, Aerospace and Down Hole markets, the drive is towards producing magnets that have the highest magnetic energy under the harshest of conditions such as: Hot environments; High Reverse Field Environments; High-Speed…

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Offices Would No Longer Function Without Magnets

Magnets in the office

Stating that an office would not be able to function without the presence of magnets is pretty bold.  Immediately you are thinking that there are other ways to pin notices to white boards or neatly store paperclips.  Important, maybe, but these are not critical to our daily life in work. So, if magnets were removed…

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2017 Review of Magnet News and Blogs

News and Technical Articles on Magnets and Magnetic Assemblies in 2017 2017 has been our first full year of posting news and technical articles.  As we approach the end of 2017, we thought that it would be interesting to look back on a busy and exciting year! January Our first blog of the year looked…

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A Compass Magnetically Shows The Way

The Interaction Between A Compass and the Earth’s Magnetic Field When a kid is given a compass for the first time, they almost become mesmerised by the way the needle spins around every time they move.  No matter which way they go, the compass needle will always point in the same direction. The simple compass…

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