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Understanding DFARS Neodymium Standards

Does your project require a custom DFARS-compliant neodymium-iron-boron solution? Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) neodymium material is a common requirement for magnetic components used in defense articles. It serves as a supply chain control to prevent Department of Defense contacted suppliers from sourcing sensitive materials from non-allied foreign nations which currently include China, North…

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A Guide to RoHS Compliance

If you are in the electronics industry or manufacture electrical products, you may be aware of RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive), as it affects your ability to sell directly or indirectly to the European Economic Area (EEA). Likewise, Dura Magnetics is very familiar with supplying to customers that require RoHS Compliance for their magnet…

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What Causes Volatility in the Cost of Rare Earth Magnets?

Why did rare earth magnet prices increase in 2021 and 2022? A variety of factors can affect rare earth magnet production costs causing price fluctuations. A combination of factors, including China’s climate-related policies, surging energy demands, and the COVID-19 pandemic, has created volatility in the production costs of rare earth magnets. The past several years…

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Magnets in the News: Further Steps Toward Domestically Sourcing Rare Earth Magnets

In December 2021, automaker General Motors announced “strategic collaborations” that will support its move toward domestic sourcing of the rare earth magnet materials necessary for production in its upcoming fleet of electric vehicles. The announcement is another in a growing number of strategic moves by U.S. companies and the federal government to attempt to compete…

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Dura’s Sustainable Manufacturing Processes

Dura Magnetics is taking a lead in sustainability At Dura Magnetics, our advanced manufacturing processes design and fabricate a variety of magnetic solutions, including a wide array of custom magnetic assemblies incorporating Neodymium, Samarium Cobalt, Alnico, and Ceramic magnet materials. By their very nature, many of these processes are highly energy dependent. Echoing an October…

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Top Causes of Demagnetization of Permanent Magnets

Several factors can cause a permanent magnet to lose some or all its magnetic field, an occurrence of which can have adverse effects on your application. Learn how a permanent magnet can become demagnetized, how demagnetization works, and what physical conditions to preserve or avoid in order to maintain the desired magnetization in your permanent…

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Case study: Dura Magnetics Achieves Product Realization for Leading Medical Device Manufacturer

When a global medical device manufacturer needed to take a magnetic sensor from concept to production, it turned to our team at Dura Magnetics to develop a solution. Patient Critical Characteristics Seeking to develop a robotic surgical device for use in patient care applications, our customer required an array comprised of small permanent magnets for…

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Neodymium Magnet Safety and Handling Considerations

Customers in a wide variety of industries choose neodymium because of its incredible strength, even at small sizes. Its superior strength to size ratio is what makes this rare earth magnet material appealing for a variety of applications, from mobile phones to MRI scanners. The flip side of this strength is brittleness, which can cause…

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Permanent Magnet Classifications and Customizations

There are several different magnet types, which vary depending on their makeup and magnetization, including temporary magnets and permanent magnets. What is a Permanent Magnet? Permanent magnets are “always on,” unlike temporary magnets. Permanent magnets are comprised of alloys of different materials, which influence the final characteristics of the magnet. The strength of the magnet…

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AS9100D: How Certification Ensures Quality Magnets for the Aerospace Industry

The aerospace industry relies on consistent quality and reliable performance from every part and component. To ensure these conditions, industry leaders have developed international standards, including the AS9100. This standard specifies requirements for quality management, the most recent revision being AS9100D. At Dura Magnetics, we pride ourselves on being a leader in excellence. To assure…

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