November 2014


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Feature Article



Exceeding the Performance of Si-Fe with High End Magnetic Materials and Technologies

By Michael Weickhmann & Robert Brand | VAC
Standard motors are most often built up with electric steel, like Si-Fe alloys e.g. NO20. These alloys do possess special soft magnetic properties, which in some application may be a limiting factor, especially, when high induction or low conductivity or even high yield strength are required and the losses are under consideration. <read more>


Guest Blog


Stability of Bonded Permanent Magnets, Is It Still an Issue?

By Thomas Schliesch, Head of Research & Development | Max Baermann GmbH

Max Baermann started to make bonded magnets in 1934 with predecessors of Alnico powder, which was mixed with Phenolic resin. Alnico and related materials were well known for their magnetic instability, until the invention of hard magnetic Ferrites in the 1950s meant a great leap forward. Nowadays Alnico has nearly completely vanished at least in Europe and a lot of efforts have been made to make materials more stable. So what is the current status? Is magnetic stability still an issue for bonded magnets? <read more>



  Sponsored Announcement

BrochureCover-FullBalancing Material Supply & Demand Within the Magnet Industry

The need for greater energy efficiency is driving changes toward smaller, lighter and energy dense devices. These have been developed predominantly using neodymium iron boron magnets. In 2010-2012 we witnessed disruption to the rare earth raw material supply that echoed through the magnet and motor industries. As we expand employment of technologies to harvest, transmit and utilize electric energy more efficiently, what will happen to the supply/demand balance.


A presentation by Steve Constantinides from Arnold Magnetic Technologies will explore current and forecasted price and availability of materials and the development of some of the more important alternate technologies (especially wind power, vehicle electrification and information storage) and discuss factors that affect the supply/demand balance.

Magnetics Market Outlook Presentations: The market track at Magnetics 2015 offers a wide range of view points and opinions on the latest factors impacting the magnetics market.

  • The Rare-Earth Supply Chain: An Update - Technology Metals Research, LLC
  • Balancing Material Supply and Demand Within the Magnet Industry - Arnold Magnetic Technologies
  • The Magnetocaloric Effect - NIST
  • The Chinese Challenge to Hitachi's NdFeB Patents and the Potential Implications for the US Marketplace - HPMG Co., Ltd & Walter T. Benecki LLC
  • Dysprosium Supply: Achieving a Resilient US Supply Chain by 2017 - Northern Minerals

Registration-button_webThe 2015 event will feature more than 20 technical sessions, seven in-depth workshops and an interactive exhibit hall. View the digital brochure here.

  New Products

Hall Effect Gaussmeters for Manufacturing and Research Environments
Lake Shore gaussmeter 425Versatile benchtop and handheld Hall effect gaussmeters from Lake Shore support a variety of research and industrial applications. <read more>


Custom High Energy Density Planar Transformers Reduce Costs and Footprint
With the ever increasing need to be faster, perform with greater accuracy, improve time to market, and reduce costs - planar transformers are steadily replacing traditional wire-wound transformers in many industries. <read more>


Magnetically Shielded Power Inductors in High Inductance, High Isat Versions
Coilcraft's XAL15xx Family of rugged, magnetically-shielded power inductors are offered in two versions - one providing saturation current ratings up to 111 amps and the other offering inductance values as high as 33 uH - delivering the highest levels of performance in the smallest possible space. <read more>


LD-50 Load Detector and High Sensitivity Current Transformers
API Technologies' magnetics line of products is now offering LD-50 snap-on load detector that mounts on pre-wired systems without disrupting existing connections. <read more>

NAASCO Receives FAA Approval for 160-Amp Starter Generator Modification

FAA-PMA approval was recently granted to NAASCO Northeast Corp. for the ETR-25 Mercury Mod for P/N 160SG140Q starter generators manufactured by Skurka, fitted to Eurocopter EC120 model helicopters. <read more>


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  Industry News

Magnetic Mirrors Enable New Technologies by Reflecting Light in Uncanny Ways
Scientists have demonstrated, for the first time, a new type of mirror that forgoes a familiar shiny metallic surface and instead reflects infrared light by using an unusual magnetic property of a non-metallic metamaterial. <read more>


Global Magnetic Field Sensors Market 2013-2020

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Magnetic Field Sensors Market by Type, Technology, Applications and Geography - Forecasts & Analysis to 2013 - 2020" report to their offering. <read more>


Agilent Technologies to Close Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Business

Agilent Technologies, Inc. is exiting its Nuclear Magnetic Resonance business. Agilent entered the NMR business in 2010, with the acquisition of Varian. Since then, the business has not met growth and profitability objectives. <read more>


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Event Listings


The EMI Design Seminar
Oz-headshotInstructor: Richard Ozenbaugh - Ozenbaugh Engineering

January 20, 2015 (8 AM - 5 PM) - Beverages and Course Materials Provided



Register before December 20th: $495 | Register after December 20th: $695


Who should attend this seminar?
Any person that foresees EMI challenges on the horizon should attend. System engineers, Power supply engineers, and any Electronic engineers should also attend. It could be advisable for Mechanical engineers also attend so that they will know why the filter must be handled for best results. Some mechanical engineers have compromised the EMI filter so the designed filter loss is greatly reduced.


For a full summary of this workshop, click here.

Magnetics Bootcamps
StanTroutMagnetics 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. <read more>


For a full summary of this workshop, click here.


Registration-button_webBasic - Bootcamp I
January 20, 2015 (8 AM to 12 PM) - Beverages and Course Materials Provided

Register before December 20th: $395 | Register after December 20th: $495


Advanced - Bootcamp II
January 20, 2015 (1 PM to 5 PM) - Beverages and Course Materials Provided

Register before December 20th: $395 | Register after December 20th: $495


Basic/Advanced Bootcamp Package (Attend both Bootcamps for a full day of training and save!)
January 20, 2014 (8 AM to 5 PM) - Lunch and Course Materials Provided

Register before December 20th: $595 | Register after December 20th: $695




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