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Month: January 2017

Technically Speaking

Exciting New Advances with Magnets Hint at Major Innovations

3D printed magnets is one of several new advances with magnets
Image Credit: Department of Energy (DOE)
Magnets have come a long way since ceramic magnets first made their debut in 1952.  In demand for everything from clean energy to technology to manufacturing, magnets today are driving some of the most innovative products for tomorrow.

In the past year we’ve noticed exciting new advances with magnets – and they seem to be everywhere.  Here are a few of the highlights. Continue reading…

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Rare Earth Magnets

Samarium Cobalt – The Other Rare Earth Magnet

An illustration of the periodic table highlighting the rare earth elements and samarium cobalt in particularWhen you think of rare earth magnets, most us think of neodymium magnets (NdFeB). But Samarium cobalt magnets are also classified as rare earth magnets.

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Magnets in General

Attractive Prevention- Why Choose Cow Magnets

Prevent hardware disease with cow magnetsIf an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then one cow magnet is certainly worth its weight in, er, steak.  Popular with farmers, ranchers and veterinarians, cow magnets are a well-known method of preventing hardware disease in cattle.

About Hardware Disease

The University of Missouri extension office estimates between 55 and 75 percent of cattle in the eastern United States have some type of hardware in their stomachs. Continue reading…

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