Soft Magnetic Composites
– enabling more efficient electromagnetic designs
Do you want to design and produce more compact, high-performance electromagnetic components?
SMC materials are made of iron powder particles coated with an electrically insulating layer and can be formed into complex shapes by means of powder metallurgy, thereby allowing three-dimensional magnetic circuit design.
The main benefits of SMC solutions for both motor design and production processes are:
- Compact design – both size and weight of the components can be reduced
- High performance – can meet the highest efficiency requirements
- Excellent cost efficiency – the compact designs require less material and enable simple net shaping production process with minimum waste and reduced need for subsequent operations
Höganäs offers design services in combination with a wide range of SMC materials with unique 3D flux properties, ideal for new motor designs. Electromagnetic components made from our SMC materials can provide unique values to a number of electric applications for automotive as well as industrial use.
Our Soft Magnetic Composites can be used in a wide range of different applications such as:
Axial flux machines
Axial flux machines (AFM) are very compact designs with high torque- and power density. They are suitable for applications in a wide power range such as traction for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and Hybrid Electrical Vehicles (HEV), compressors, pumps, fans, etc.
A neat, compact inductor paves the way for the production of slimmer, more streamlined inverters that can fit into smaller spaces and be more efficient. Soft Magnetic Composite materials are also more cost efficient and easier to manufacture than many alternative inductor materials.
PoP Centre – where it all comes together
The Höganäs PoP Centre represents the heart of our application development carried out by the most knowledgeable researchers in close collaboration with our customers. Here, more than anywhere else, we are seeking new ways to advance both existing and new applications.
Our services range from straightforward prototyping or mechanical testing to complete Soft Magnetic Composites application development where support encompasses application design, material selection, and process solutions.
Full service for electromagnetic applications
Our range of capabilities provides market support in areas such as application development, material selection, training and prototyping. It enables effective partnerships in dedicated application projects providing support on application design using FEA analysis, production optimisation, and the building and testing of new electromagnetic applications.