Archive | July, 2009

Dates Announced For China Magnetics 2009 Conference

29. July 2009

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Dates Announced For China Magnetics 2009 Conference

Earlier today IntertechPira, the organizers of the China Magnetics Conference series, announced details of the 8th Conference in the series, to take place October 26-28, 2009 in Shanghai, China. The organizers indicate that this important event will bring together “all parts of the permanent magnets supply chain for an in-depth discussion of recent developments, as […]

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Permanent Magnets For Wind Turbines: An Alternative Viewpoint

28. July 2009

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Permanent Magnets For Wind Turbines: An Alternative Viewpoint

In the Summer 2009 edition of Magnetics Business & Technology, Tony Morcos of ACM Magnetics wrote an excellent article that dissects the growing conventional wisdom that near- and medium-term future growth in wind turbine production, will lead to vast shortages of neodymium-based [Nd-Fe-B] permanent magnets. Tony points out that permanent magnets are just one option […]

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Rare Earth Permanent Magnet Workshop Coming To Slovenia

26. July 2009

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Rare Earth Permanent Magnet Workshop Coming To Slovenia

The 21st International Workshop on Rare-Earth Permanent Magnets and their Applications [REPM'10], will be held in Bled, Slovenia, from 29 August to 2 September 2010, continuing the series of meetings initiated by K. J. Strnat. “It is an honour for the Slovenian scientists involved in the field of magnetism and magnetic materials, as well as the country’s producers of permanent […]

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The Growing Challenge of Procuring Rare Earth Elements

26. July 2009

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The Growing Challenge of Procuring Rare Earth Elements

Within just the last few weeks, there have been a number of announcements in the media that indicate the importance of securing the rare earth element [REE] supply chain across a number of industries.  For example: The Letter of Intent to form a Joint Venture between Molycorp Minerals and Arnold Magnetic Technologies to produce rare earth […]

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Webinar on Thermal Properties of Permanent Magnets

25. July 2009

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Have you ever wondered how permanent magnets are affected by heat, and what that might mean for their properties and performance? On August 3, 2009, Dr. Stan Trout of Spontaneous Materials will be covering these topics and more, in a webinar titled “Thermal Properties of Permanent Magnets“. Stan has a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience […]

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MEMIG: Magnetism and Electromagnetics at Linkedin

24. July 2009

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MEMIG: Magnetism and Electromagnetics at Linkedin

Late last year I started a Group over at Linkedin, the well-known business networking web site.  After going through a couple of iterations for the name, we finally settled on the only slightly unwieldy Magnetism & Electromagnetics Interest Group or MEMIG for short. The idea of MEMIG is to bring together all kinds of people […]

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Wireless Electricity: Finally A Reality?

24. July 2009

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Wireless Electricity: Finally A Reality?

The BBC reported today on a system that can deliver power to electrical and electronic devices at significant distances away from the source, without the need for wires or cables.  Eric Giler from Witricity demonstrated the use of the system to charge cell phones and other devices during the TED Global event in Oxford, UK. […]

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Blogging About Rare Metals

22. July 2009

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The Rare Metal Blog [RMB] came online late last year, created by the folks at Pro-Edge Consultants as a resource for investors, developers and any one else interested in the extraction, processing and end uses of rare metals [which include the rare earth elements, of course a vital part of Nd-Fe-B and Sm-Co permanent magnets] and […]

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CEFC 2010 – First Call For Papers

22. July 2009

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CEFC 2010 – First Call For Papers

The IEEE Magnetics Society has announced the First Call For Papers for its Fourteenth Biennial IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation (CEFC 2010), to be held in Chicago, Illinois, during May 9-12, 2010.  The aim of this well-established conference series is to “present the latest developments in modeling and simulation methodologies for the analysis of […]

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