The Magnets

There are three main famillies of commercial permanent magnet materials, they are:

  • Ferrite Magnets

  • Rare-earth Magnets

  • Alnico Magnets

These materials span a range of properties that accommodate a wide variety of application requirements.

At room temperatures, NdFeB magnets exhibit the highest properties of all magnet materials.
Samarium Cobalt in particular is a fragile material and special handling precautions must be taken to avoid damage.
Ceramic magnets are appreciated for their low cost.

Magnet Material Comparisons

Magnetic Units

Magnet Material Comparisons