Magnets in Santa’s Workshop

Magnets in santas workshop

Santa Claus has never been busier. Material shortages, transportation issues and the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic have stretched his elf workforce to the limits. His workshop is a hive of activity and, in amongst the organised chaos, magnets play an important role. So where are they? High Tech Toys use Neodymium Rare Earth Magnets Santa Claus…

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Bunting-Berkhamsted 2021 Review

Bunting 2021 Review

In another year dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic, a global shortage of materials, staff shortages, and transport delays matched with rising prices have created new challenges for manufacturing companies.  Nevertheless, challenges often come with opportunities, especially with a growing importance for magnets as used in evolving green technology. An Electric Future? Throughout 2021, the world’s…

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Magnets and the Curie Temperature

Curie Temperature

The term “Curie temperature (Tc)” or “Curie point” gets frequently mentioned when discussing magnets and magnetic properties.  The Curie temperature relates to the maximum temperature a material can reach before losing its magnetic properties.  On reaching a magnetic material’s Curie temperature, the spontaneous magnetisation in the material drops to zero.  At this point, the material…

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Dennis Elkins

For the World Day for Safety and Health at Work we talked with Denis Elkins, our HSE & Quality Assurance Manager about his role at Bunting. “Ultimately, my responsibility is to ensure that all our employees return home in good health after a safe day at work.  Of course, this is very much a team…

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Importance of Engineering Apprenticeships

Ryan Haig Godden-Apprentice

When 21-year-old Ryan Haig-Godden finished wiring his first solo magnetiser panel project, it marked another important step in a three-year training journey and highlighted the importance of engineering apprenticeships.  As Bunting is one of only a small number of global designers and builders of magnetisers, connecting the components within the magnetiser panel and building the…

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Explaining Neodymium Magnet Strength

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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Magnet Comparison: Neodymium and Samarium Cobalt Rare Earth Magnets

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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Virtual Audit for ISO9001 ISO14001 and ISO45001

Denis Elkins

The coronavirus pandemic and the necessity of social distancing has forced many companies to think creatively about how they conduct business. With Bunting’s 3-year re-accredited certification for Quality (ISO9001), Environment (ISO14001) and Health & Safety (ISO45001) due, Denis Elkins, Bunting’s Quality and Health & Safety Manager, adopted a digital approach. “The present state of uncertainty…

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Bunting Magnetics to Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Bunting Magnetics first storefront

On August 3rd, 2019, Bunting Magnetics Co. will be celebrating its 60th anniversary as a company. Bunting Magnetics Co. is an industry leader in the design, manufacture, and sales of cutting-edge magnetic equipment used in applications such as magnetic separation, metal detection, conveyor systems, and magnetic printing cylinders. The main industries the company serves include…

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Metal Contaminated Vegetable Products Recalled

Metal Contamination

Various prepared vegetable products have been recalled from EH Booths due to the presence of small pieces of metal, reports the UK Food Standards Agency.  The recalled products include Diced Red Onion; Butternut Squash and Red Onion Soup Mix, Diced White Onions, Minestrone Soup Mix and Leek and Potato Soup Mix.  The UK Food Standards Agency…

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