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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Basics of Ferrite Magnetic Powder

Most people simply go about their day not worrying about how the things they use each day work. They use microwaves to heat breakfast, then sit down and check email, bank accounts, and the news on a laptop, phone, or tablet. After that, they hop in their cars, and drive away to work with the sound of music blaring in their ears. Once they reach work, most people spend some time in front of a computer, or speak to people on the phone. A few hours later, they go out to grab some lunch on their break, and pay for it with the swipe of a card. What most people don’t realize is that every single daily task just described requires the use of magnets. And, taking it one step further, each magnet is made out of ferrite magnetic powder.
If you would like to learn more about magnets and ferrite powder, then you should read this short article for more information. As you can see from the above paragraph, you use magnets in your daily routine almost without realizing it. Because magnets play such an important part in modern living and technology, the demand for them has been very high through the last few decades. Most of these types of magnets are produced using ferrite powder and ceramic bindings. The ferrite powder is what brings the magnetic properties to the part being produced.
Depending on the type of application that the part is being produced for, it will be made into either a soft or hard ferrite. The main difference between these two types of ferrites is that soft ferrite magnets can change their polarity easily, while hard ferrites hold polarity much better. Soft ferrites are used in applications such as high-frequency radio transformers. Hard ferrites are used to produce permanently magnetized magnets that you would find in your home holding items up on the refrigerator.
Now that you know more about ferrite magnetic powder, you will probably have a better appreciation for all of the appliances, speakers, automobiles, and other advanced products that use magnets. In addition, you will also remember that magnets are made out of ferrite powder when you see them hanging on the refrigerator door.

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