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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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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UK Mag Soc LEGO Event

Matthew Swallow, our Technical Product Manager for magnets and magnetic assemblies, recently attended the UK Magnetics Society’s ‘Magnetic Measurement and Sensors’ event held at the LEGO House in Billund, Denmark (21-22 March 2019).  The event was sponsored by Bunting Magnetics.  Matthew reports back on the exciting and informative two-day event. “It is not often that…

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LEGO Sensors

Sponsoring Magnetics Society Event at LEGO Denmark Bunting is sponsoring and exhibiting at a two-day event entitled ‘Magnetic Measurement and Sensors‘ organised by the UK Magnetics Society (21 – 22 March 2019).  The conference is being held at LEGO House in Billund, Denmark. This two-day event will focus on measurements in the field of magnetics. …

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hyperloop

Supporting The Advancement of Hyperloop Technology Bunting is sponsoring the HYPED Hyperloop team from the University of Edinburgh.  The team is dedicated to accelerating the development of Hyperloop and implementing technology in the UK.  They will also be competing in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition in the Summer of 2019. What Is A Hyperloop? A…

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Alnico Magnets

Magnets and Magnetic Assemblies are a key component in many industrial sensing applications.  Typical Magnetic Sensor applications include contact-less current sensing, linear and angular position, and rotation sensing. The Magnetic Assembly The Bunting engineering team designed the bespoke magnetic assembly for a specific customer application.  The magnetic assembly consists of: Alnico ring magnet; Steel core; The…

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Bunting Magnetics Europe at Interplas 2017

Technical Articles on Magnets and Assemblies 2018 2018 has been another exciting year for eMagnets and Bunting Magnetics.  Magnetic technology has never been more important.  Advances in environmental technology such as electric vehicles and wind turbines would not be possible without the simple magnet.  Throughout the year we reviewed some really novel and inspiring ways…

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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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Engineering design show 2019

Changing Manufacturing Techniques To Reduce Cost Bunting’s engineering design team was asked by a customer to reduce the cost of a magnet assembly.  The magnet assembly formed part of a magnetic coupling with a specific torque ratio.  However, due to the manufacturing process, the cost of assembly was high.  Subsequently, the team looked at an…

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Industrial magnetisers

High strength magnets (e.g. Neodymium Rare Earth) are a vital part in many everyday electric appliances.  Charging those small magnets for use in electronics applications often requires a high degree of accuracy.  One typical example is where the magnet interacts with a sensor to confirm that a component is correctly in place. Subsequently, Bunting designed…

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