.Research team develops a method for producing specially designed magnets.
Magnetic materials are an important component of mechatronic devices such as wind power stations, electric motors, sensors, and magnetic switch systems. Magnets are usually produced using rare earth elements and conventional manufacturing methods.
A team of researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has worked together with researchers from the Graz University of Technology, the University of Vienna and the research institution Joanneum Research to produce specially designed magnets using a 3D printer.
The results were published in the journal Materials . Permanent magnets are incorporated into a number of mechatronic applications. Traditional manufacturing methods such as sintering or injection molding are not always able to cope with increasing miniaturization and the resulting geometric requirements for magnets, and this is a trend […]
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