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Arnold to Exhibit at SPE Artificial Lift Conference

Arnold Magnetic Technologies will showcase its high performance magnetic materials for the oil and gas market at next week’s SPE Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition—North America.  The conference focuses on case studies and best practices in artificial lift applications, primarily for unconventional shale developments. In the business of oil and gas exploration and extraction, the performance of every component […]

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Applying Aerospace Materials Innovations to the Automotive Industry

Following in the slipstream of the aerospace industry, automotive OEMs are increasingly turning to new materials and technologies to reduce weight and improve energy efficiency in their products. The use of magnet-based motor designs is one approach that is translating successfully to the automotive industry. Advanced material enabling lighter vehicles and higher efficiency motors include: […]

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Neodymium vs. SmCo Magnets for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Permanent Magnets Dominate EV Vehicle electrification is a growing market for rare earth magnets. Consumption of rare earth magnets in transportation is estimated to rise from 7,000 tons in 2015 to 17,000 tons in 2020. Government mandates to reduce pollution, as well as high gasoline prices, are driving users to purchase more environmentally friendly vehicles. […]

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Ames Lab Partnership: Meeting Motor Efficiency Standards with Enhanced Alnico Magnets

We’re excited to share that Arnold Magnetic Technologies is partnering with Ames Laboratory to improve the magnetic properties of Alnico for use in energy efficient traction-drive motors. Ames Laboratory scientists recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Technology Commercialization Fund to test the ability of powder-processed alnico magnets to meet energy density and mechanical […]

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Aaron Williams to Present on Materials for Enhanced Motor Performance at MCMA TechCon

Arnold’s Aaron Williams will give a presentation at the Motion Control & Motor Association Technical Conference (TechCon) in New Orleans in October. The presentation will discuss permanent and soft magnetic materials that improve performance in motor and generators. Permanent magnet motors are inherently more efficient than induction-type motors. With increasing demands for smaller, lighter weight and […]

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Engineer to Present on Technologies for High Speed Motors at European Conference

Gerhard Martinek, Application Engineer at Arnold Magnetic Technologies, will speak at the Designing Greener Magnetic Applications seminar in Grenoble, France. His presentation will explore materials and technologies that increase energy efficiency in motors, allowing them to run faster, hotter, and at smaller sizes. Read the abstract below. The Designing Greener Magnetic Applications seminar is presented by the […]

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Improving Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Performance

Featured Article: Motor Design Optimization An article by Arnold was published in the July 2016 issue of Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International. Read an excerpt below, and check out the full article on page 207 here. The demand for high-performance, energy efficient motors is increasing. Technologies including thermal energy recovery systems and electrically assisted turbochargers, […]

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3 Key Parameters to Consider When Choosing a Permanent Magnet

Every type of permanent magnet has a unique set of characteristics that can affect how is performs in various applications. When evaluating magnet options for your project, pay attention to the following: 1. Temperature One of the most important parameters to consider when choosing a permanent magnet is the temperature of use. As one might imagine, […]

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The Eternal City and The Ever-Changing Future

Greetings from Rome, where we were in attendance at the Workshop on Magnetics and Metallurgy 2016 conference. This was a fantastic venue for us to share some of the research we have been working on our with our partners in industry.One of the joys of working in magnetics is that we get a chance to explore many […]

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Overcoming Design Challenges in High Performance Motors

  Smaller Motors, Bigger Design Challenges Permanent magnet (PM) motors for EV applications have unique design challenges. As electric motors become smaller and faster, designers must consider the potential effects of electrical drive frequencies, magnetic eddy currents, laminated steel core loss, mechanical stresses on the quickly rotating shaft (rotor dynamics), and electrical control of the […]

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