Neodymium To Magnets, The Journey
About Neodymium Magnets
Neodymium is an element whose characteristics can be found on the periodic table of the elements. Neodymium is mined and processed in China for the most part. In fact China is responsible for 94% of the world's neodymium output.
Some of the shapes neodymium magnets come in:
What is a neodymium magnet?
A magnet manufactured with Neodymium that is used in medical and other technical equipment, speakers, glass,and especially strong magnets. The main characteristic that sets neodymium magnets apart is their amazing strength compared with non neodymium magnets.
Where to buy neodymium magnets near me?
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How are neodymium magnets
Sintered Neodymium is made by casting all of the raw materials into small bricks. They then smash the ingots into a powder and sinter it into blocks. The blocks are heat-treated, shaped, surfaced usually with a 3 layer copper, nickel, copper coating and then magnetized.
Copper Nickel Copper Protective Coating
Why can neodymium magnets be dangerous?
Yes it can be the dust during the manufacturing process can cause lung issues. The magnets can also pinch fingers. Small children that place things in their mouths should not be allowed to play with these magnets. If swallowed they can come together and pinch the lining of the stomach causing severe injury & even death.
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There are other specialized coatings such as plastics, epoxy, Teflon® & gold Neodymium magnets come in strengths typically ranging from N40 - n52 with N52 being the strongest.