September 2015



Feature Article



The Rate Determining Step
A Column by Dr. Stan Trout | Spontaneous Materials
I was very fortunate to have had many excellent teachers in college. Not only did they teach me the basics of science and engineering, but I found some of the lessons extended far beyond our classroom or even the subject at hand.

One of those teachers for me was Dr. Bernard Marklein, who taught undergraduate chemistry at Lafayette College. If you can believe it, he taught from 1938 to 1975 and his specialty was teaching the first-year courses. Living in an age where adjuncts and teaching assistants now teach most large first-year courses for professors who can’t be bothered, I find this to be an amazing perspective. <read more>




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We ask that all content be written exclusively for MB&T’s website. Your blog will be featured in the month it’s published on the website, in the eNewsletter, and on our Social Media sites. If interested in more details, contact Heather Williams.

  New Products

AVX Introduces Tantalum SMD Capacitors for Medical Applications
AVX Corp. has introduced the new T4J Medical series tantalum SMD capacitors. <read more>


API Technologies Adds High Temperature EMI Filter to Product Offering
API Technologies Corp. has announced the expansion of its EMI/EMC filter family with the addition of EMI filters for high operating temperature environments. <read more>


Ultra-Low Profile, Shielded, SMT Power Inductors for Small Electronic Devices
Pulse Electronics Corp. has announced the release of a family of six new ultra-low profile SMT shielded inductors for compact point-of-load and mobile devices. <read more>


New 120 Watt Planar Transformers for Active Clamp Forward Topology
Coilcraft has introduced its new PoE120PL series of high-efficiency planar transformers, which are optimized for active clamp forward converters, including use in Power over Ethernet PSE and pre-standard PD devices. <read more>


Inductive Components from SMP Offer Expanded Performance Range
SMP Sintermetalle Prometheus GmbH & Co KG (SMP), German manufacturer of soft-magnetic materials and inductive components, has expanded the performance range of its products. <read more>


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  Industry News

Ferrite Magnet Powder Manufacturing Plant Project Report 2015
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Ferrite Magnet Powder Manufacturing Plant Project Report: Industry Trends, Manufacturing Process, Machinery, Raw Materials, Cost and Revenue” report to their offering. <read more>


Global Automotive Sensors Market Report 2015
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global Automotive Sensors Market – Growth, Trends & Forecasts (2014-2020)” report to their offering. <read more>


Molycorp to Move Its Mountain Pass Rare Earth Facility to “Care and Maintenance” Mode
Molycorp, Inc. has announced that it will transition its Mountain Pass Rare Earth Facility to a “care and maintenance” mode while it plans to continue serving its rare earth oxide customers via its production facilities in Estonia and China. <read more>


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Event Listings


Magnetics 2016 Announces Preliminary Program

Limited Speaking Slots Still Available | Submit Your Abstract Now for Consideration!


Magnetics 2016 will focus on the latest advancements in magnetic applications, technology and materials. Serving OEM developers of products that utilize magnets and magnet systems, design engineers, OEM developers involved in EMC technology and magnetic effects, magnetics manufacturers and integrators, and material suppliers in the magnetics industry. There's still time to get your company on the program, submit your abstract by September 17th for consideration.


Preliminary Program Sessions Include:

  • Market Outlook for Ferrite, Rare Earth and Other Permanent Magnets: 2015 to 2025 – Arnold Magnetic Technologies

  • What Licensing Means (and Doesn’t Mean) for Sintered NdFeB Manufacturers and Users – MagnetoDynamics 

  • Bonded Magnets 2016: Current Status and Future Developments – Magnet Applications, Inc.

  • Design Trade-Offs and Challenges in Resonant Inductive Wireless Power Transfer Systems – Texas Instruments’ Kilby Laboratories

  • The Economic Manufacturability of Rotor Magnets and Assemblies – Pacific PAC Technologies, Inc.

  • Advances in Powder Metal Technology for High-Performance Soft Magnetic Applications – NetShape Technologies

  • Tailoring of Pole Shapes of Multipolar Injection Molded Permanent Magnets – Max Baermann GmbH

  • Integrating Magnetic Field Mapping, Crack Detection and Coordinates Measurement – SENIS AG

  • Comparison of Permanent Magnets for Different Applications – Electron Energy Corp.

  • Bridging the Gap Between Open-Loop and Closed-Loop Hysteresis Measurement System for Permanent Magnets – Metis Instruments

  • Quality Control of PM Rotor Systems by 3D Hall and Innovative Magneto-Optics – MATESY GmbH

  • Application of Magnetic Measurement Technology in Development and Production of Electromagnetic Actuators – Kendrion

  • Coating Integrity Following Thermal Demagnetization of Rare-Earth Permanent Magnets – A Reuse Strategy - Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

  • Magnetizing Considerations for Motor Design – Magnetic Instrumentation

  • Thermal Aging of NdFeB Magnetic Powder in Hydrogen – GM Research and Development Center

  • The Design of a Permanent Magnet Motor for Direct Drive Fan Application – TruTech Specialty Motors

Speakers Needed for the Following Tracks:
Magnetics Market Outlook | Ferrites/Soft Magnetics | Electromagnetics


The remaining speaking slots will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
If interested in speaking, submit your abstract by September 17th.


Submitting a Proposal: The basis of the proposal or the presentation may not be the promotion or marketing of a product. Proposals and submissions will be accepted only electronically by email. Send your proposal in the body of your email letter and include supporting material as attachments. All submission guidelines must be included for abstract consideration.


For more information on abstract requirements visit the website. Submit abstracts to Heather Williams.

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