Magnets have become an essential ingredient
in the present world, especially behind the manufacturing process of modern
world equipment. Magnets come in different shapes, sizes and strength levels. This
can be quite confusing, when making a decision about the strength of magnet
needed for your project. Out of the available magnets in the present world, neodymium
has gained much attention due to its unique and interesting properties.
Neodymium is basically a rare earth metal
that can be used as a powerful magnet. They are recognized as the strongest in
relation to their mass. Even the smallest neodymium magnets have the ability to
support thousand times of their own mass. Even though it is a strong magnet,
the price of neodymium is perfectly affordable. These reasons have increased
the popularity of this magnet and it is being used for a wide range of
applications in the modern world.
China is the world’s largest neodymium
exporter at the moment. They cater around 80% of the world’s requirements. Their
demand has experienced a significant growth after their discovery in 1970s.
They are also known as NIB magnets and take in between N24 to N55 in the
magnetism scale, which has the maximum of 64. The magnetic strength is adjusted
by the manufacturers according to their requirements.
The neodymium magnets are susceptible to
differences in temperature and they can even lose their temperature under high
temperature. However, you can also find some specialized neodymium magnets in
the present world that can perform under extremely high environmental
temperatures. The weight of these magnets is relatively low when compared to
other magnets, which has impressed the industries that use this magnet.
Since neodymium magnets are strong, their
uses are extremely versatile. You can find neodymium being used for both
industrial and commercial needs. The usage of these magnets in wind farms can
be considered as a perfect example to prove this fact. Wind turbines require
strong, efficient, affordable and low weight motors and neodymium is the best
element available out there to make such motors. Since the number of wind farms
in the world is increasing at a rapid rate, the demand for neodymium increases
from every corner of the world.
Neodymium is also heavily used to manufacture
motors in hybrid vehicles. In addition, you can also find them in many
experimental levitation devices, mounting tools, geocaching, oil filters and in
clamps. This list consists of many other small scale uses and it is expected to
rise along with time.
Stanford Magnets: Based in California, Stanford Magnets has been involved in the R&D
and sales of licensed , Neodymium magnets and SmCo magnets, ceramic magnets, flexible
magnets and magnetic assemblies since the mid of 1980s. We supply all these
types of magnets in a wide range of shapes, sizes and grades.