Globally, permanent rare earth magnets play a major role in defence technology.  They feature in a diverse range of applications including missile guidance systems, disk-drive motors in aircraft and tanks, satellite communications, and radar and sonar systems.  Indeed, rare earth magnets are a critical component of a vast number of cutting-edge defence applications and a…

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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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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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Battle of the Rare Earth Magnets

Neodymium Iron Boron NdFeB (i.e. Neodymium) and Samarium Cobalt SmCo are both ultra-strong rare-earth permanent magnets.  Both are brittle in nature and subject to catastrophic damage if subject to severe impact (i.e. dropping).  However, that is where the similarity ends and, when selecting a magnet material for a specific application, our design engineers assess each…

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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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Neodymium Magnets

Neodymium Iron Boron Rare Earth are the strongest permanent magnets presently available. They are a hidden key component of mobile phones, cars, and computers. When speaking to customers, we identified a number of frequently asked questions, which we will attempt to answer in this latest blog. Technical product information: Neodymium Magnets What are Rare Earth…

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Car Dashboard Magnetic Sensors

Sensors are used everywhere from vehicle engine management systems to Smartphones determining if the flip cover accessory is closed. Modern everyday life would be very different without sensors and the operation of many of these sensors rely on magnetism. As products evolve, so have the range and specification of sensor magnets. A magnetic sensor converts…

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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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Arc Magnets

Bunting is capable of supplying almost any shape and size of a permanent magnet, but one of the most popular shapes is the arc. Arc magnets are used in a wide range of magnet assemblies, but in particular, surface mounted electric machines. There are four main types of arc magnets and these are: Each arc-type…

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