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N55M magnets now available at Dura Magnetics

Powerful new grade of Neodymium added to our magnet offerings A powerful new grade of Neodymium is now available at Dura Magnetics: 55 MGOe Neodymium. As the strongest rare earth magnetic material available for commercial use, N55M is about five- to six-percent stronger than N52 MGOe, our previously highest available grade. Available N55M stock magnets […]

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How to choose a magnet grade

After identifying the material best suited for your magnet or magnetic assembly, the next step is to determine the specific grade of material needed for your application. For Neodymium, Samarium Cobalt, and Ceramic materials, the grade is an indicator of magnet strength: the higher the material grade number, the stronger that magnet. Alnico is a […]

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Magnet Handling and Storage: Best Practices

Each of the wide variety of magnetic materials available requires specific storage and handling procedures for both the safety of the user and integrity of the magnet. Why handling and storage conditions are important Improperly handled and stored magnets present risks: Risk of bodily harm or injury Risk of damage to the magnet Risk of […]

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Case Study: Metal & Cable Corp.

Thanks to Dura’s personal service and consistent product, Metal & Cable Corp. was able to support reliable internet service during the pandemic. The patented Magnemount System produced by Metal & Cable Corp. of Twinsburg was able to support consistent, reliable internet service to people working at home during the pandemic, thanks to their partnership with […]

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How to Choose a Magnet Material

Choosing an appropriate magnet material is a crucial part of the design of a magnet assembly, as it will largely impact the performance of the final product. Here are a few tips from Dura’s decades of design experience to consider when selecting a material and grade for your assembly. Considerations for choosing a magnet type […]

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Looking forward to 2021 and beyond

A message from our CEO The year 2020 has brought unprecedented challenges for many businesses attempting to navigate successfully through COVID-19. Dura is no exception. We know there are still more challenges to come, but we are prepared to meet those challenges head on. As the year has progressed, Dura has adjusted to follow every […]

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How to Reduce Risk in Manufacturing Magnet Assemblies

When manufacturing magnetic assemblies, there is additional risk involved when utilizing magnetized magnets due to the nature of the components. There is risk to both the assembly itself and the technician. As experts in magnetic assemblies and their fabrication, Dura minimizes these risks to safely and effectively deliver your magnetic assemblies.

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Magnets in the News: Revival of rare-earth mining in the United States

Could U.S.-produced NdFeB be next? Rare earth elements, such as cobalt and neodymium, are highly valued in modern, technology-driven societies for their ability to create magnets with unique characteristics. These elements are utilized in a wide variety of consumer and industrial applications from smartphones and televisions to electric cars. Dura magnetics utilizes neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) magnets […]

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Benefits of Coordinate Measuring Machines for Magnets

When creating custom magnets or magnetic assemblies, ensuring the final measurements properly align with the CAD model is imperative. At Dura Magnetics, we employ a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) during our quality inspection process. The CMM provides efficient, accurate, and consistent measurements of multidimensional shapes to ensure our customers receive conforming product every time. A […]

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DFARS-Compliant Neodymium Magnets Now Available from Dura Magnetics

In January 2020, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act was instituted, adding neodymium to the list of DFARS materials. Through this act, neodymium is prohibited for government defense contracts if sourced from China, Russia, North Korea, or Iran. To be compliant with this update to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), it […]

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