Fujian Xingyuan Magnetic Materials Co.,Ltd

Alnico Magnet

General Description

describes a family of materials, which is derived from a common base composition comprising of aluminum, nickel, cobalt and iron with varying additions of other elements. By varying the composition it is possible to tailor the magnetic properties to meet the needs of a wide variety of end use applications. There are two different manufacturing processes for Alnico:
Cast Alnico
can be made into many sizes and shapes, whereas
Sintered Alnico
is usually restricted to smaller sizes. However, both processes are not suitable for complex geometry and configurations, both alloy systems are hard and brittle and do not lend themselves to conventional machining. Standard Sintered Alnico has tighter dimensional tolerances due to its processing. It also has slightly lower magnetic properties, but better mechanical strength than Cast Alnico products. Alnico alloys, which possess the lowest reversible temperature coefficient magnetism in permanent magnet materials, have excellent working temperature up to 600°C. High Nickel content of Alnico alloy results in good stability against corrosion and oxidation, this metallic composition is also a good electrical conductor.

Advantages for using Alnico magnets

  Excellent temperature characteristics

  Capable of working at a wide range of temperature up to 550°C

  High field strengths at medium prices

  Easy of magnetizing

  Compatible with most painting or plating systems (including nickel and copper)


  Alnico products can be effected by exposure to the repulsive forces

  Alnico products are hard and brittle and are not suited to common drilling, tapping or machining operations

  should not be used as s structural component in any devices


  Suitable for small volume magnet with complex shape

  Compact crystal, high intensity

  Regular shape, precision size

  Even elements, stable performance

  Suitable for compound magnet

  Excellent temperature stability (temp. coefficient of Br is the smallest among all of the other permanent magnets)


  Inner magnetic voltmeter/ammeter, electronic type power energy measuring instrument, avometer, flowmeter

  A wide range of magnetic sensor, polarized relay, temperature and pressure controller

  Buzzer of Mobile phone, hearing aids, mini speaker

  lighter of automobile, odometer of automobile and motorcycle, permanent motor, absorptive appliance

  Widely applied in high stability fields like aviation, spaceflight and military technology

  Motorcycle, permanent motor, absorptive appliance