Coatings for Neodymium Magnets

Coatings for Neodymium Magnets

Nearly every neodymium magnet will be plated or coated and, as the most powerful permanent magnet available, they are used in many different applications. However, they possess physical characteristics that require them to be plated or coated in order to protect them from damage. In their raw form, neodymium magnets are quite brittle, and as…

Read More

Bunting Introduces Carbon Neutral Neodymium Magnets

Carbon Neutral Neodymium Magnets

In response to feedback from European customers, Bunting-Berkhamsted is the first magnet supplier to offer carbon-neutral sintered Neodymium Iron Boron (NdFeB) rare earth magnets sold online through the company’s Bunting-eMagnets ecommerce website. The manufacture of magnets such as NdFeB requires a considerable amount of effort and energy, from mining of the raw materials through to…

Read More

The History of Neodymium Magnets

History of Neodymium Magnets banner

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…

Read More

Neodymium Price Trends

Updated 25th January 2024 On January 1st 2025, after rallying between August and November, the price of Neodymium fell to the lowest level since November 2020. The outlook remains uncertain, with further decreases likely in the short term. In 12 months, the price of Neodymium has fallen by 42%, way down on the peak price…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

New Bunting-eMagnets e-Commerce Magnets Website

New Bunting-eMagnets e-Commerce Magnets Website

An extensive range of magnets and magnetic products feature on the new Bunting-eMagnets e-commerce website.  The totally redesigned site makes it easier and quicker for customers to locate and purchase a wide selection of magnetic-related products from neodymium magnets to magnetic catches and work holding magnets. The new e-commerce website for magnets and magnetic products: …

Read More

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’. The strategic nature of critical…

Read More

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…

Read More

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: These are typical applications where the Samarium Cobalt (SmCo) Rare Earth Magnet has been…

Read More