October 2013


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Urban Mining of Rare Earths
By Ed Richardson - Thomas & Skinner / USMMA
The concept of recycling rare earth magnets has garnered considerable attention from research labs around the world. The challenge for each of these projects is to devise a way to economically recover rare earth elements from various magnetic devices at the end of their lives. The complexity of this challenge is daunting. <read more>


Research & Development


Magnetic Charge Crystals Imaged in Artificial Spin Ice
A team of scientists has reported direct visualization of magnetic charge crystallization in an artificial spin ice material, a first in the study of a relatively new class of frustrated artificial magnetic materials-by-design known as "Artificial Spin Ice." <read more>


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Magnetics 2014, taking place January 29-30, 2014 in Orlando, Fla., is an international, industry-leading conference focused on the latest economic developments and technical advancements in magnetics markets and technologies bringing together worldwide magnetics experts. This two-day conference is a once-a-year opportunity for professionals involved in magnetics technologies to learn the latest advancements in magnetic applications, technology and materials as well as global issues of supply, demand and pricing of magnetic materials.


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  New Products

Standex-Meder Electronics Offer Robust Power and Current Sense Transformers for HVAC/R Applications

Standex-Meder Electronics, a global manufacturer of reed switches, sensors, relays and magnetics, announces the availability of a complete portfolio of custom power and current sense transformers and components that help HVAC/R equipment designers gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. <read more>


High-Current Shielded Power Inductors Offered in Low DCR and High Isat Versions
Coilcraft's new SER80xx series High Current Shielded Power Inductors are offered in two versions, one providing low DC resistance and the other offering saturation current ratings up to 53 amps, making them well suited for a broad range of applications. <read more>


Electric Linear Actuator Delivers Robust, Reliable Performance in Rugged Environments
Thomson introduces Max Jac, a heavy-duty linear actuator that delivers reliable and virtually maintenance free operation while maintaining accuracy in the harshest application conditions. <read more>


Lake Shore Enhances Software Capabilities of Prototype Turnkey THz Characterization System
Lake Shore Cryotronics has announced that it is moving forward with implementing software features that will further enhance the usability of its prototype terahertz (THz) materials characterization platform. <read more>


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  Industry News

Molycorp Names Next President and CEO
Molycorp, Inc. has named Geoff Bedford, the Company's current Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and a 14-year rare earth industry veteran, as the Company's next President and Chief Executive Officer. <read more>


Molycorp Announces Mechanical Completion, Start of Commissioning
Molycorp, Inc.has announced that the chloralkali plant at Mountain Pass, Calif., is now mechanically complete and that full-scale commissioning operations have commenced. <read more>


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Event Listings


Magnetics Bootcamps

Instructor: Dr. Stan Trout - Spontaneous Materials

January 28, 2014 (8 AM to 5 PM)

The Bootcamp Workshops focus on the basics of Magnetics. If you need to understand magnets better for your job, want to get more from the conference presentations or are new to the field, then Magnetics Bootcamps are the right place to start. Click here for more information.


Permanent Magnet & Motor Design Workshop
Instructor: Tony Morcos, President - ACM Magnetics, Inc.

January 28, 2014 (8 AM to 5 PM)

This is a course for practicing engineers who want to be taught the theory and practice of designing motors and other magnetic devices using permanent magnet materials. Click here for more information.


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