Rare-earth Neodymium magnets can have an attractive pull force of up to 1,000 times the weight of the magnet. This property allows engineers to specify a particularly small magnet for a stay-in-place operation. It can also make it difficult to find an appropriate mechanical fastener (screw / bolt etc.) to hold that small magnet in place. Enter Dura’s adhesive-backed Neodymium magnet discs. Because these magnets are designed with the fastener “built-in,” they give design engineers flexibility and cost savings by allowing production / assembly staff to apply the magnets instantly to a work piece without the need for another component fastener.
We occasionally get inquiries and manufacturing prints identifying a custom magnet shape using the abbreviation Neo. Because shorthand works – both internally and in discussions with our customers – we likewise sometimes refer to a Neodymium magnet as Neo or NdFeB. Of the rare earth element magnets, Neo magnets are the most commonly specified because they have the highest known energy product for their mass. One might possibly expect the Neo name to mean “new” – and that could be a reasonable assumption based on the fact that they were initially created relatively recently in 1984. The abbreviated name, however, actually comes from the element Neodymium – or Nd.
As part of our ongoing effort to provide magnet-related resources that may be useful to those in the field, we have added to our collection of magnetic property calculation tools. This particular resource is a magnetic force calculation utility that aids in estimating the attractive (pull) force of Samarium Cobalt magnets.
At Dura Magnetics, we field occasional calls and emails from customers and prospective customers inquiring about a neodymium magnet grade called N52. So what exactly is N52, do you really need it, and what are some of the potential challenges associated with this type of neodymium magnetic alloy? N52 is shorthand for a neodymium magnet […]
Regular visitors to our site may have noticed a newly revised Neodymium Magnets section. The new material is designed to better serve the information needs of our different clients, so you’ll see everything from a revised Stock Neodymium Magnets section and a new Available Neodymium Magnet Grades to information on made to print and custom engineered Neodymium […]
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