Materials/Manufacturing

Tech Tips: Bakker Magnetics – Improving Energy Density of Permanent Magnets for e-Mobility Manufacturing

Permanent magnets (PM) are the heart of the drive systems used in the e-Mobility industry. The stronger the magnet is, the higher the higher the motor’s output and the smaller and lighter the motor can be built. But a powerful magnet must also be able to resist demagnetization by heat or a magnetic opposite field. The Dutch company Bakker Magnetics uses two new techniques with which permanent magnets can be produced even stronger and more robust: Grain Boundary Diffusion (GBD) and Grain Refining Technology (GRT). Major advantage: less Heavy Rare Earth Elements (HREE) are used. […]

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Striving to Be the Next Globally Significant Supplier of Neodymium and Praseodymium (NdPr) to Meet the Needs of EV Driven NdFeB Magnet Demand Growth

By 2030 annual production of EVs is expected to increase roughly ten-fold to 25-30 million, creating a need to more than double global supply of the rare earth elements, neodymium and praseodymium (NdPr), to meet the EV traction motor market requirement.

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Materials/Manufacturing

DoD Awards Contract to Lynas to Build Rare Earths Plant in Texas

The U.S. Department of Defense wants to see bags of processed rare earth sitting on domestic soil, feeding the production of neodymium magnets in a politically secure supply chain. Its latest move toward the objective came in February when Australian-based Lynas Rare Earths Ltd, the largest rare earth element mining and processing company outside of China, was awarded a technology investment contract by DoD to build a rare earths processing plant in Texas. […]

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Flexible Magnets Manufacturer Maghold Expands North America Operations

Magnetic media manufacturer Maghold Llc of Rancho Cucamonga, California has relocated its headquarters and warehouse to a new, expanded site with increased inventory and distribution capabilities. The new premises include 2 large warehouse spaces to almost triple their previous location.   “We have moved into […]

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FDA Clears New Hearing Implant System From Cochlear

Cochlear Limited, a global developer of implantable hearing solutions, recently received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of its new Cochlear Osia 2 System that employs innovative sound magnets and magnetic attachment. The Osia System is the world’s first active osseointegrated steady-state implant (OSI), a new category of […]

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Torqeedo Powers Through the Boat Market While Leading Diesel Engine Maker Deutz in Electrification Strategy

Using Neodymium magnets and axial flux motor designs, electric motor developer Torqeedo of Germany is powering through a flurry of innovations to become one of the world’s leading manufacturers bent on electrifying marine mobility. At the same […]