eNL May 2021

Major Automakers Transform Design & Manufacturing Operations on Accelerated Path to e-Propulsion – Part 2
Major automakers are transforming their design and manufacturing operations as they quicken their path to building out lineups of electric vehicle models. The transition will have profound impact on the use of magnets and magnetic technology, focused primarily on permanent magnet motors for propulsion instead of combustion engines. 
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Rolls-Royce Set to Power Vertical Aerospace’s All-Electric Aircraft
Rolls-Royce is set to power Vertical Aerospace’s flagship Urban Air Mobility (UAM) aircraft. A Rolls-Royce electrical power system will be integrated into the piloted all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle, which will carry up to four passengers for 120 miles at cruise speeds of over 200mph and is on course to certify in 2024.
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Magnetic Insight Advances Development of Magnetic Particle Imaging Platform
Aided by support from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering, Magnetic Insight continues to advance the development of its magnetic particle imaging platform designed to bring new levels of capability to biomedical imaging, considered indispensable for diagnosing high-mortality diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke. Read More

MED-EL Beefs Up Magnet Power in Cochlear Implants for Hearing Impaired
MED-EL, a maker of medical hearing devices based in Austria, has beefed up the strength of the diametric magnet in its cochlear implants while still retaining their ability to pass through magnetic resonance imaging systems. The company is also making breakthroughs with the development of totally implantable magnetic cochlear implants. 
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