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TechTalk Category: Alnico Magnets

How is Alnico 8 Different from Alnico 5?

Alnico is a common and very commercially mature magnet alloy comprised of Aluminum, Nickel, Cobalt, Titanium and Iron. (There are also small amounts of various other elements including, but not limited to; copper, silicon, columbium, and zirconium.)

Alnico has a very high Residual Induction (Br). This characteristic of a magnet offers a sense of how large/strong of a magnetic field a particular magnet alloy can generate. (Typically the higher the Residual Induction the larger, more dense the magnetic field can be generated by a magnet.)

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Alnico Magnets for High Heat Applications

Since its incorporation in 1961, Dura Magnetics has been a leading manufacturer of fabricated Alnico magnets.  Alnico is an acronym used to reference the three primary elements used in the manufacturing process; aluminum, nickel, and cobalt.  Prior to the 1970’s and the advent of rare earth magnets, alnico was the strongest type of permanent magnet.  […]

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Did You Know?

Alnico has the highest operating temperature of all magnet materials (up to 930°F/500°C.)

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