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It’s About the Cerium

A Column by Dr. Stan Trout

It might seem strange that an article about a rare earth element that is not usually associated with magnets would appear in Magnetics Business & Technology Magazine, yet the commercial future of cerium may have more influence on the permanent magnet industry than the neodymium, samarium, dysprosium or terbium we currently use in our rare earth magnets. The reason cerium is important to consider is because of a concept rare earthers call balance. <read more>

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In-Sourcing Your Magnets

By Tony Morcos, President - ACM Magnetics

During my 1990's gig at a motor manufacturer, I had a wonderful boss and mentor. He was a wise man, street- and book-smart, with strong business acumen. When customers would visit our plant, which was common because of our location in North San Diego County, they would invariably ask, “Who are your biggest competitors?” My mentor’s response, “Our customers are our biggest competitors.” His tacit points were: a) there is nothing magical or mysterious about making good motors; b) we must provide exceptional motors for a fair price, otherwise our customers would bring their motor manufacturing in house or take it to another manufacturer. <read more>

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space 2015: Call for Presentations

Magnetics 2015, being held January 21-22, 2015 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, will have three tracks to address the magnetics market including Rare Earths, Ferrites/Soft Magnetics, and Permanent Magnets. Each track is designed to cover the latest advancements in the applications, technology, materials, and economic development. See a full list of submission topics here.


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  New Products

Innovation in Magnetic Field Instrumentation

Bartington Instruments specializes in the manufacture of single and three-axis fluxgate magnetometers, with measuring ranges from ±60µT to ±2mT. <read more>


Compact SX41 Series SMT Planar Transformers Handle Up To 2kW of Power
Standex-Meder Electronics, a manufacturer of precise, reliable, and long-lasting miniature switches, sensors and relays, has announced the SX41 series of planar transformers for 500 W to 2 KW applications. <read more>


CST Studio Suite Version 2014 Released
Computer Simulation Technology (CST) has announced the release of the 2014 version of the electromagnetic simulation tool, CST Studio Suite. <read more>


New 7-Inch Magnet Version of Lake Shore AC/DC Hall Measurement System
The new Model 8407 Hall effect measurement system from Lake Shore Cryotronics features a 7-inch magnet for measuring mobilities at the low end of the DC field measurement range, from 1 to 106 cm2/V s. <read more>


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  Industry News

Rare Earth Economic Report Offers RE Industry Analysis

The Rare Earth Technology Alliance (RETA) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) released a first of its kind economics report on rare earths. <read more>


Global Atomic Magnetometer Trends 2014

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Atomic Magnetometer Trends” report to their offering. <read more>


NEMA Publishes ANSI/NEMA MW 1000-2014 Magnet Wire

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI/NEMA MW 1000-2014 Magnet Wire. <read more>


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StanTroutMagnetics Bootcamps Back by Popular Demand in 2015
Magnetics Business & Technology magazine has announced that Dr. Stan Trout of Spontaneous Materials will again host the Bootcamp Workshops in association with the Magnetics 2015 event. The Magnetics Bootcamps will take place on January 20th, 2015.


Dr. Stan Trout has been offering Bootcamps since 2007 and has trained more than 100 students, putting to use his more than 35 years of experience in the permanent and rare earth industries. Dr. Trout has a B.S. in Physics from Lafayette College and a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Metallurgy and Materials Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Stan is a contributing columnist for Magnetics Business & Technology magazine and is a consultant to the Magnetics Industry. His consultancy Spontaneous Materials provides practical solutions in magnetic materials, the rare earths, technical training and technical writing. <read more>


ECTCPCIM Europe 2014

May 20-22, 2014


About 400 companies are expected to exhibit at this year’s PCIM Europe in Nuremberg (20 – 22 May), reflecting the growing importance of the world’s leading meeting point for the power electronics sector. In three halls and over an area of approximately 20,000 square meters, the key companies in the sector will showcase their products and services to an international trade audience. The additional exhibition hall together with improved visitor flow will provide visitors with a concentrated overview of the market. Free entry tickets: Get your free entry ticket by just registering online. Visit our website at and get access to the most comprehensive display of the power electronics industry. Also take a look at the PCIM Europe Conference at

PCIMECTC 2014 - IEEE Electronic Components and Technology Conference
May 27-30, 2014

Lake Buena Vista, FL


The Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC) is the premier international event that brings together the best in packaging, components and microelectronic systems science, technology and education in an environment of cooperation and technical exchange. ECTC is sponsored by the Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (CPMT) Society of the IEEE. The 2014 ECTC will be held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA.

SensorsSensors Expo & Conference

June 24-26, 2014

Rosemont, IL


Sensors Expo & Conference is the only industry event in North America exclusively focused on sensors and sensor-integrated systems, providing nearly 30 years of technical innovation and thought leadership! The conference program is dedicated to exploring the most up-to-date innovations in sensor technology, including MEMS, Energy Harvesting, Internet of Things (IoT), Wireless, Sensor Fusion, Sensors @ Work, Measurement & Detection, and more. Sensors Expo & Conference identifies cutting-edge trends, explores them in an information-packed conference program and reflects those trends throughout the exhibit floor with new product announcements, key technology-focused areas, such as Energy Harvesting, IoT MEMS and Wireless, and a showcase of hundreds of products and services. Visit to register today and for information on the 2014 event.

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