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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Bunting’s range of Samarium Cobalt (SmCo) Rare Earth Magnets now includes the XGS33 grade, which provides higher stability and magnetic performance at raised temperatures.  Such performance characteristics are critical in applications for the automotive, aerospace and electronics sectors. Technical Product Information: Samarium Cobalt Magnets Advantages of Samarium Cobalt Magnets Rare Earth magnets made from Samarium…

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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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Neodymium Magnet Strength

Neodymium Rare Earth Magnets are the strongest commercially available permanent magnets in the world.  Originally invented by General Motors and Sumitomo Special Metals in the early 1980s, Neodymium Magnets are a key component in mobile phones, computers, wind turbines, and modern cars.  The list of applications is nearly endless. As the name suggests, the prime…

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New Bunting-eMagnets e-Commerce Magnets Website

An extensive range of magnets and magnetic products feature on the new Bunting-eMagnets e-commerce website.  The totally redesigned site makes it easier and quicker for customers to locate and purchase a wide selection of magnetic-related products from neodymium magnets to magnetic catches and work holding magnets. The new e-commerce website for magnets and magnetic products: …

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Waste and recycling electrics

The launch of the European Union (EU)-funded SUSMAGPRO project took place in Germany in June 2019.  The four-year project focuses on the sustainable recovery, re-processing, and reuse of rare-earth magnets.  With global expertise on magnets and magnetic assemblies, Bunting is one of several project partners. “Rare-earth magnets are a key component in many frequently used…

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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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Bunting at Interplas 2017

Magnets and Magnetic Assembly News 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 at the simple Magnetic…

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Horseshoe Magnets

Interaction Between A Compass and 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 was invented…

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