U.S. DOE APPLIES LENS ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TO DISCOVER BETTER MAGNETS

2018-06-11T18:22:14+00:00May 31st, 2018|

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) Critical Materials Institute (CMI) are using metal additive manufacturing in the hunt for a new material with “exceptional magnetic properties.”

Using Optomec’s Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) process, the team is capable of sorting through innumerable cerium alloy compositions in search of a cheaper, more abundant alternative to rare-earth neodymium iron boron (NdFeB) magnets.

Clip from “Super-strong neodymium magnets destroying everyday items in slow motion” by Magnet Expert on YouTube.

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