Medical Magnets and the Associated Challenges

Medical Magnets and the Associated Challenges

Magnets and Medical Applications By: Andy Robinson, SM Magnetics Account Manager, Medical Industry Permanent Magnets have long played a role in the medical industry. Examples of their applications include bodily use both internally and externally, motors for medical devices, and sensors. We continue to see a wide variety of uses for magnets in the medical industry and the innovation associated...

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Motor Magnets - Arcs, Squares, Rectangles and Radial Rings

By: Michael Brand, SM Magnetics President & COO Motor design is a true balance of all materials:  magnets, stators, laminations, wire size & insulations, etc.  Choosing the best magnet begins with knowing your overall objectives with torque, RPM, and start-up load.  This article will only focus on the permanent magnet options for motors.  The three (3) most commonly used permanent magnets...

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Different Ways to Use a Disc Magnet

Different Ways to Use a Disc Magnet

Disc Magnets are one of the most popular selling shapes in the magnet industry.  Each day we field questions about the material grade, coatings, and custom sizes of disc magnets.  While we don’t always know about the end application due to IP and confidentiality until a product launches, we do understand that disc magnets can be the perfect fit. Click Here to buy Disc Magnets online...

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What Does the Direction of Orientation Mean?

What Does the Direction of Orientation Mean?

Choosing the material, shape and size of a magnet are usually the first steps in finding the correct magnet for your application.  There are different ways that a magnet can be magnetized, but the direction of the north and south pole must be defined prior to manufacturing so the magnetic field is correct.  In an earlier blog we discussed the manufacturing process,...

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The Benefits of Parylene Coating

The Benefits of Parylene Coating

Parylene on magnets have long been associated with medical and technology applications.  They provide a durable coating that is resistant to corrosion, and are available in Parylene C, D and N.  Several factors should be considered when exploring parylene coatings so let’s take a look at these factors when choosing parylene.  Considerations Process, Controls & Repeatability Parylene coatings are generally...

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