Rare Earth Magnets
Rare Earth Magnets are comprised of the strongest magnetic materials in the world. Their name derives from the materials found in the Rare Earth section row of the Periodic Table of Elements. The two most common Rare Earth magnets are Neodymium (Nd) and Samarium Cobalt (Sm). Neodymium magnets are increasing in demand as they offer superior power in a small package. Common uses of Neodymium magnets include; cell phones, alternators, pacemakers, flow meters, linear actuators, gyroscopes, and more recently hybrid cars and wind turbines. Samarium Cobalt magnets produce energy rivaling that of Neodymium. Samarium Cobalt magnets retain most of their energy up to 575°F, making them ideal for high temperature applications. Typical uses for Samarium Cobalt magnets are hi-tech applications such as computers, electronics, and under the hood automotive applications.