Bunting has signed up as a gold sponsor of REPM 2023, the 27th international workshop on rare earth and future permanent magnets and their applications (3-7 September, University of Birmingham/UK). The biennial workshop is co-organised by SUSMAGPRO partner University of Birmingham and brings together scientists and engineers working on rare-earth permanent magnets and their applications. The workshop and conference provide the platform to facilitate exchange of recent results and ideas on topics such as raw materials, resources, processing and properties of rare earth and future permanent magnets.
Complex magnetic rollercoaster brake using neodymium rare earth magnets
The conference programme includes opening remarks from Masato Sagawa, the Japanese scientist and entrepreneur who invented the sintered permanent rare-earth magnet Neodymium Iron Boron (NdFeB) in the early 1980s. The neodymium magnet has since become one of the most important materials in the world and is critical to a wide range of technologies from computers to electric vehicles and wind turbines.
Computer hard drives, a valuable source of rare earth magnet material
Bunting is at the cutting edge of magnet material development and utilisation. As a member of the EU-funded SUSMAGPRO (Sustainable Recovery, Reprocessing and Reuse of Rare Earth Magnets in a European Circular Economy), Bunting is working with European companies to develop a recycling supply chain for rare earth magnets in Europe and to demonstrate the effective reuse of recycled rare earth materials within several industries.
Bunting joins eight other industry leading companies sponsoring the event in a bronze, silver and gold capacity.
Bunting’s Technical Products Manager and the UK Magnetics Society’s Chair, Matthew Swallow is attending the workshop. “The importance of the REPM conference cannot be understated,” explained Matthew. “The rising number of applications will stretch supply and availability, driving vital innovation in recycling and new materials. The presentations in the REPM conference cover such areas of concern, looking at maintaining availability and new magnet technology. As a leading European supplier of magnet materials, we are proud to support the event as a Gold sponsor.”