2nd December eNL 2021

Focused on New Strategies, Navy Wants HTS Magnet System for Autonomous Mine Detection
In concert with a new strategy for autonomous technologies, the US Navy is launching a research project to develop a system based on a high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnetic source with an advanced acoustic generator to detect underwater magnetic influence mines. The Office of Naval Research expects to award one to three contracts priced between $12 to $20 million by next May in its Magnetic & Acoustic Generation Next Unmanned Superconducting Sweep (MAGNUSS) program.  Read More

MP Materials to Build U.S. Magnet Factory, Enters Long-Term Supply Agreement with General Motors
MP Materials Corp announced that it will build its initial rare earth (RE) metal, alloy and magnet manufacturing facility in Fort Worth, Texas. The company also announced that it has entered a binding, long-term agreement with General Motors (NYSE: GM) to supply U.S.-sourced and manufactured rare earth materials, alloy and finished magnets for the electric motors in more than a dozen models using GM’s Ultium Platform, with a gradual production ramp that begins in 2023. Read More

Innovative Magnetic Designs in New BLDC Motors from maxon
Two new brushless DC motors from maxon of Switzerland feature innovative magnetic aspects that enable them to provide important capabilities for design engineers. A frameless brushless-DC motor with new winding technology and a matching encoder really comes into its own in dynamic applications. A new series of flat motors, shown above, also feature special winding technology along with segmented magnets, designed particularly for design engineers grappling with tight spaces.  Read More

CWIEME Berlin 2022 Registration Is Open
Hyve, the organiser of the global CWIEME events, the global event series dedicated to coil winding, transformers, electric motors, generators and e-mobility, announced recently that the online visitor registration for the CWIEME Berlin show to be held on May 10-12, 2022, at Messe Berlin, is open.  Read More