Materials/Manufacturing

Tech Tips: Understanding the Different Kinds of Magnetic Properties 

Depending on how they interact with magnetic fields, most materials are classified as diamagnetic, paramagnetic, ferromagnetic, ferrimagnetic, or antiferromagnetic. We love the article by Mike Gedeon, customer technical services manager of Materion Performance Alloys and Composites, that explains these different kinds of magnetic properties and related aspects such as magnetic susceptibility. A few highlights follow. […]

Materials/Manufacturing

Carpenter Technology Emerges from Covid Depression, Makes Key Promotion

Emerging from a deep business trough during the global pandemic, magnetic alloy manufacturer Carpenter Technology is on the mend but its latest year-end report demonstrates the painful impact of the past year. Going forward, David Graf, formerly chief technology officer, has been promoted to lead its specialty alloys business segment as the company expects continued recovery in the months ahead led by its ability to serve growth trends in electrification and additive manufacturing. […]

Materials/Manufacturing

Vacuumschmelze develops new cobalt-iron magnetic alloy for motors

A new cobalt-iron magnetic alloy material for electric vehicle motors and other applications has been developed by Vacuumschmelze, building on its expertise in making lightweight high-power alloys for race cars and aircraft.  The company says that its Vacoflux X1 material closes the gap between electrical steel […]