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TechTalk Tag: Neodymium Magnets

Why are Samarium Cobalt and Neodymium Magnets Called “Rare Earth” Magnets?


There are seventeen rare earth elements– fifteen of which are lanthanides and two of which are transition metals, yttrium and scandium, that are found with lanthanides and are chemically similar. In general, rare earth elements were given their name for two different, yet significant reasons.

Magnet Materials Comparison Guide


A customer’s recent four magnet sample request (similar shape/size in Neodymium, Samarium Cobalt, Alnico, and Ceramic Ferrite) illustrates some of the challenges associated with selecting the proper magnet material. Instead of simply fulfilling this request, we took the time to discuss project specifics and learned our customer was interested in reducing the cost and maintaining […]

Understanding N52 Neodymium Magnet Alloy


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 […]

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When designing near the limits of a magnet’s max operating temperature, knowing your magnet’s load line is extremely important.

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