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TechTalk Tag: samarium cobalt 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 […]

Magnetization Options for Neodymium Iron Boron, Samarium Cobalt, Ceramic Magnets

Our engineering staff frequently fields questions from clients asking about magnetization options for Neodymium Iron Boron, Samarium Cobalt, and Ceramic Block, Ring, Disc, and Arc Magnets.  Typical questions include: Can a disc magnet be magnetized diametrically? What is the difference between a true radially magnetized ring and a radially approximated magnetic ring? Can an arc segment be […]

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Nickel/Epoxy/Parylene coatings can help reduce corrosion and chipping while extending magnet service life.

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