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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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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High Strength Magnets – Low Carbon Vehicle Event The most advanced high strength magnet technology will be on show on the Bunting Magnetics stand C1-14 at the Cenex-LCV 2018 event (Millbrook, Bedfordshire, UK, 12th and 13th September 2018).  Cenex-LCV is the UK’s premier low carbon vehicle event.  There is an exhibition area as well as an…

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Grain Boundary Diffusion

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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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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Rare Earth Oxides

Technology Driving Up Rare Earth Magnet Prices The global market for rare earth metals will be worth an estimated US$ 7362 million by 2026, according to Future Market Insights.  This projection equates to a compound annual growth of 8.5%.  The growth in demand is expected to put pressure on prices. The vast majority of Rare…

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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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Rare Earth Minerals

Prices of Neodymium Magnets Increase The price of rare earth minerals, used in the production of Rare Earth Magnets such as Neodymium, is trading at nearly double the 2016 average (as of August 2017).  This alarming increase is believed to be driven by an expansion in electric vehicles and renewable energy. At the end of…

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Magnetic Field

Protecting Against the Dangers of Strong Magnets The high magnetic strength of present-day Permanent Magnets, such as Rare Earth Neodymium, is vitally important in Computer Hard Drives, Audio Equipment, Motors, Door Catches, and even Jewellery. However, there are also Health and Safety precautions that need to be taken when handling high strength Neodymium Magnets.  These precautions…

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Bunting Neodymium Magnets

The first ‘Rare Earth’ Magnet was developed in the 1960s based on work done by Karl Strnat and Alden Rey at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the University of Dayton.  The development of the Samarium–Cobalt Magnet (made of an alloy of samarium and cobalt SmCo) was a major advancement in magnet technology.   For the first…

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