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New Work on Magnets Has Many Industry Applications

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Published on Dec 22, 2009

Correlated Magnetics Research LLC (CMR), a company founded in Madison County, Alabama, made the discovery of a new technology that will allow the design and manufacture of programmable magnets for use across industry and worldwide.

Coded magnetic structures can be designed to deliver precise holding strength characteristics, customized release behavior, prescribed alignment tolerances, and even unique identities that can discriminate among other programmed magnets and determine which devices will interact.

This video explains some of the applications


By using programmed magnets, designers can increase magnet performance, or decrease the size and weight required to achieve a particular design objective. This realization comes at a time when the cost of magnetic materials is increasing rapidly, and the availability of rare-earth materials is becoming less reliable.

Permanent magnets are utilized in millions of household and industrial machines around the world. CMR intends to license the programmable magnets technology to manufacturers in automotive, aerospace, environmental, construction, biomedical, and consumer products industries, thereby maintaining its focus on continued research and development.

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