Stray Magnetic Fields and Safety

Stray Magnetic Fields and Safety

Bunting is at the heart of the electrification program of the world’s vehicles.  By producing magnetising systems that allow for genuinely error-free assembly and providing 100% inline testing, Bunting supports automotive and aerospace programmes looking to create new modes of travel and improve efficiency.  Bunting is proud to support this sustainable engineering activity to provide…

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AlNiCo Magnets and Music Revolution

AlNiCo Magnets and Music Revolution

AlNiCo pickup magnets played a huge part in the development of modern electric guitar sounds.  Guitar manufacturers and musicians discovered that even on the same guitar, switching out different AlNiCo alloys resulted in drastically different musical tones.  Indeed, the use of certain AlNiCo pickups is responsible for the signature sounds associated with 50s and 60s…

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The History of Neodymium Magnets

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The origin of the neodymium magnets dates back to 1885 when Carl Auer von Welsbach, an Austrian scientist and inventor, separated didymium into the new separate elements neodidymium (“new didymium”) and praseodidymium (“green didymium”).  In time, the element names would change to neodymium and praseodymium. Neodymium (Nd) is the fourth member of the lanthanide ‘rare-earth…

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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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Everlube Coating Protects Neodymium Magnets

Everlube Coated Magnets from Bunting

The new Everlube anti-corrosion magnet coating combats the increasingly arduous working environments for magnets and magnetic components.  The Everlube coating prevents oxidation and deterioration of high-powered permanent neodymium rare earth magnets. The Everlube coating was originally developed as a brand of dry film lubricant products specifically designed to enhance and improve the performance of critical…

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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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An Introduction to the Halbach Array

Bunting Magnetic Assembly

Halbach Arrays feature in many common-day devices such as brushless DC motors and even the Inductrack Maglev train. The Halbach Array is a specific arrangement of permanent magnets that cancels the magnetic field to nearly zero on one side, but significantly increases the strength of the magnetic field on the opposite side. This magnetic phenomenon…

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Surface Mounted Arc Magnets

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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HYPED in 2019 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

Hyperloop pod competition

SpaceX held the first Hyperloop Pod Competition in 2015.  Through a competitive environment, SpaceX aimed to promote and support the development of functional Hyperloop prototypes and encourage innovation.   Student teams from around the world were tasked with designing and building the best high-speed pod. In July 2019, SpaceX staged the fourth competition – Hyperloop Pod…

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Magnets In Space

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2019 marks the 50th anniversary of when mankind first stepped onto the surface of the moon.  However, not many people know that this momentous achievement would not have been possible without magnets.  In this article, we review the important role of magnets in space. The guidance and navigation system computers for the Apollo 11 spacecraft…

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