Magnet Materials Overview

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Integrated Magnetics stocks & supplies standard and premium grades of all commercially available
permanent magnet alloys. We specialize in the building & manufacturing of custom magnets,
magnetic assemblies, and custom engineered electrical machines to meet your unique specifications.


Neodymium Iron Boron
A class of rare-earth material, available in both sintered and bonded forms, as well as custom configurations. Major characteristics: the most powerful (highest energy product) class of magnet material commercially available today. High Br, relatively high Hc, high BHmax, lower in cost than Samarium Cobalt, temperature sensitive, and susceptible to oxidation. With careful design, some grades will function up to a maximum of about 200°C. Energy product ranges from 10 MGOe to about 53 MGOe.  Relative Cost Index (by weight): 40.

Send a request for quote or contact us today for more information about standard or custom neodymium magnets. Large inventory of neodymium magnets are also available for on-line purchase at MagnetShop.com.

Samarium Cobalt
A class of Rare Earth material, available in both sintered and bonded forms, as well as custom configurations. Major characteristics: High Br, high Hc, relatively high BHmax, higher in cost than Neodymium Iron Boron, highly resistant to oxidation. Most grades function well up to about 300°C. Energy product ranges from 18 MGOe to about 33 MGOe. Relative cost index (by weight): 60.

Send a request for quote or contact us today for more information about standard or custom samarium cobalt magnets. Large inventory of SmCo magnets are also available for on-line purchase at MagnetShop.com.

Alnico
An alloy of aluminum, nickel, and cobalt, alnico magnets have been popular since the 1930s. Alnico magnets are available in cast and sintered forms, as well as custom configurations. They exhibit high Br, but low Hc, and BHmax in the 5 MGOe range. Of all the different types of magnets, they are the most temperature stable & may be used with no significant losses up to about 500°C. They are relatively easily demagnetized by opposing magnetic fields, and resist oxidation well. Energy product ranges from 1.4 MGOe to about 7.5 MGOe. Relative cost index (by weight): 25. 

Send a request for quote or contact us today for more information about standard or custom alnico magnets. Large inventory of alnico magnets are also available for on-line purchase at MagnetShop.com.

Ceramic (Ferrite)
Composed of Barium or Strontium Ferrite, these materials exhibit good resistance to demagnetization, & are the lowest cost materials available today. Sintered Ferrite magnets are hard, brittle and extensively used in consumer products. You are probably familiar with ferrite magnets, often used as refrigerator magnets. Energy product ranges from 1.1 MGOe to about 4.5 MGOe. Relative cost index (by weight): 1.5. 

Send a request for quote or contact us today for more information about standard or custom ceramic magnets. Large inventory of ceramic magnets are also available for on-line purchase at MagnetShop.com.

Flexible
A special form of ferrite or rare-earth materials. Flexible magnet materials are manufactured by binding ferrite or Rare Earth magnet powders in a variety of carriers, such as vinyl. This material can be bent, twisted, coiled, and otherwise easily fabricated. A variety of grades are available, from 0.6 MGOe, to about 1.6 MGOe in ferrite based materials and up to about 6 MGOe in rare-earth based materials. Relative cost index (by weight, for bonded ferrite):1.

Send a request for quote or contact us today for more information about standard or custom flexible magnets. Large inventory of flexible magnets are also available for on-line purchase at MagnetShop.com.

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