The UK Magnetics Society will host a seminar titled “Advanced Magnetic Materials and their Applications“, in Hanau, Germany, during October 12-13, 2009. Hanau is the home of Vacuumschmelze GmbH & Co KG [a.k.a. Vac], hosts and co-sponsors of the event, and is a 30 minute drive from Frankfurt’s main airport. This will the second event that the UK Magnetics Society will present outside of the UK, acknowledging the sizable proportion of its members that hail from continental Europe.
Per the seminar’s program, “The global search for better energy efficiency in our daily lives is a constant demand from today’s markets. Advanced soft and hard magnetic materials offer the means to fulfil these demands, in markets as diverse as aerospace, automotive, installation technology and renewable energy. This seminar will highlight recent advances in material properties and processing technology, together with application based developments. For soft magnetic materials this will include a particular focus on crystalline CoFe, amorphous and nanocrystalline alloys, and for hard magnetic materials the focus will be on the sintered Nd-Fe-B and Sm-Co magnet compositions. Application areas could be in developing technologies such as hybrid electric vehicles, wind energy, electronic energy metering, sensors and the more electric aircraft“.
As a shameless plug, I should mention that I will be speaking at the event, on the second day, giving a presentation titled “Mechanical Applications of Permanent Magnets: Magnetic Couplings & Gears“. I’m looking forward to hearing the other presentations and if you are anywhere near the area, I would heartily recommend attending the event, which will include a seminar dinner sponsored by Vac, and a plant tour of Vac’s facilities. Heck – if you show up and mention this blog posting, I’ll even buy you a fine German beer – can’t say fairer than that!
Check out the seminar program here.