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Focused on the future as 2020 draws to a close

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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Alnico magnets: Design, fabrication and compliance considerations

While some rare-Earth materials have surpassed Alnico in popularity, it remains a key magnet material vital to certain industries, particularly those required to maintain DFARS compliance. At Dura Magnetics, we have USA-produced Alnico raw material available upon request. While the material itself poses a somewhat difficult and unique machining challenge, our team has the experience […]

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Magnets in the News: Rare Earth Metals a Last Minute Deletion from China Tariff List

According to The New York Times, recent tariffs imposed on imported goods from China are meant to pressure the country to change its current trade practices that are negatively impacting American businesses. However, as the deadline approached for the final agreement in late September 2018, the US administration decided to remove nearly 300 product lines from the list due to specific objections by American companies. One of the product lines deleted from the list of tariffs was rare earth metals. Rare earth elements are currently used in myriad products worldwide including magnets, radar, high tech products, vehicles, and more….

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Magnets in the News: Recent Developments in Rare Earth Element Supply

Two recent discoveries – one related to the re-use of magnetic materials obtained from discarded computer components, the second a potential new trove of rare earth elements found in deep-sea mud near the coast of Japan, may reshape the magnetic marketplace…

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Magnets in the News: How Cobalt & Neodymium Demand Impacts Magnet Pricing

As global demand for Cobalt and Neodymium continues to rise, magnet manufacturers and fabricators have to deal with a volatile pricing situation. Cobalt and Neodymium are key raw materials used in the manufacturing of rare earth magnets.  As you might guess, Neodymium is an essential component of Neodymium magnets, while Cobalt is an essential component […]

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Dura Magnetics – ITAR Registered and Compliant

Regular readers of this blog likely already know that Dura Magnetics designs and manufactures comprehensive magnetic solutions for a wide variety of industries. As part of this, we are sometimes called on to perform design and manufacturing on projects tied to Aerospace and Defense contract work. Oftentimes, the magnets and magnetic assemblies used in these projects have technology export restrictions.

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