Importance of Engineering Apprenticeships

Ryan Haig Godden

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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Magnets and Magnet Assemblies for Defence Applications

Magnetic assemblies for defense

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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Rare Earth Magnets in Electric Vehicle Motors

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 Review

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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Replicating True Radial Arc and Ring Magnets with Pseudo-Radial Arcs and Rings

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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Bespoke Pot Magnet Design for Oil and Gas Application

Pot Magnet

An international Oil and Gas company turned to Bunting when investigating designs for a novel magnetic system to act as a pressure relief valve. The Pot Magnet assembly design requirements were complex with a number of significant technical challenges. The initial design evaluation identified that the bespoke magnet assembly would be based on a simple…

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Metal Recovery from Electric Vehicles

Electric Car

Mining the Urban Environment The anticipated global increase in production and consumption of electronic goods and electric vehicles puts a huge strain on raw material reserves. Subsequently, the focus has turned from mining raw materials to reclaiming, reusing and recycling secondary materials. This is known as ‘Mining the Urban Environment’. Magnetics Importance for Electric Vehicles…

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Magnets Attract at Southern Manufacturing Show

Bunting Team at Southern Manufacturing

Manufacturers and suppliers from across the UK converged on the Farnborough Exhibition Centre for the Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Show (February 2020). From the start of the 3-day annual event, the aisles were bustling with visitors and the sound of stand-chatter reverberated around the hall. “Being at the show provides the ideal opportunity to meet…

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32nd Ewing Event: The Electrification of Air Transport

IWM

Matthew Swallow, Bunting’s Technical Products Manager, reports on the UK Magnetics Society’s 32nd Ewing Conference held at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford in December 2019. A Review of The 32nd Ewing Conference “The UK Magnetics Society’s Ewing conference has evolved over the last 30 years from a single Key Note address and a social gathering…

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2018 Review of Magnet News and Blogs

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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