Archive | February, 2010

Recent Developments in Permanent Magnet Gear Systems & Machines

13. February 2010

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Recent Developments in Permanent Magnet Gear Systems & Machines

Last month I attended the Magnetics 2010 Conference in Florida, where a variety of speakers gave updates on the business and technical side of the magnetics industry. One of these days I’ll actually write up my thoughts on the conference itself, probably in conjunction with my RareMetalBlog parter in crime, Ian London. In the meantime, […]

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The Concerted European Action On Magnets: A Model For Facing The Rare Earths Challenge?

10. February 2010

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In 1984, the magnetic materials research community in Europe was at a formidable crossroads. The latter part of 1983 had seen industrial research groups in the USA and Japan simultaneously announce the discovery of a promising new permanent magnet material, based on the neodymium-iron-boron [Nd-Fe-B] alloy system. This long-sought successor to the ever more expensive […]

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