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What Is a Rare Earth Magnet and Do Samarium Cobalt and Neodymium Identify as Such?

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.

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Magnet Materials Comparison Guide & Magnetic Strength and Cost Chart

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 that our customer was interested in reducing the cost and […]

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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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