How are neodymium magnets produced?
It is very time-consuming to produce super magnets made of neodymium iron boron (NdFeb). Manufacturing takes place in China where the necessary raw materials are extracted as well. Below we will show you the individual steps necessary to produce magnets.
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What is neodymium?Neodymium is a chemical element and belongs to the lanthanides, better known as rare earth metals. It glistens silvery-white and, when exposed to air, oxidises to pink-purple. Neodymium magnets are an alloy of neodymium, iron and boron, as well as other substances. The alloy has the chemical formula NdFeB.
By the way: The alloy NdFeB was discovered in the early 1980s and opened entirely new possibilities for the manufacture of magnets. Thanks to research, new formulations and production methods, neodymium magnets have since gotten a little stronger. That’s how the world’s strongest magnets thus far came about.