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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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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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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Reviewing Cenex LCV 2019 Event

Bunting at Cenex LCV 19

Cenex-LCV is the UK’s premier low carbon vehicle event and the 2019 show was held at Millbrook in Bedfordshire, UK (4-5 September 2019).  After exhibiting at the event for the second consecutive year, Matthew Swallow, our Technical Product Manager for Magnetic Assemblies reviews the event. Bunting’s Stand At Cenex LCV 2019 “For Bunting, the Cenex-LCV event…

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Supplying Magnets To NASA

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 Diffused Magnets 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…

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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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Magnets Attract Crowds at Cenex LCV

High Interest In The Latest Magnet Technology A significant increase in visitors to the Bunting Magnetics stand at Cenex-LCV 2018 [compared with 2017] reflected the high level of interest in new magnet technology.  In addition, the growing importance of low carbon vehicles was highlighted with a record number of attendees and exhibitors at the show.…

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Magnets at Cenex LCV 2018 Event

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 Technology

Grain Boundary Diffusion

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 High Induced losses environments. These are typical…

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