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Innovative Solution #11315


Powdered Metal Soft Magnetic Alloys 2.0 –Development of a Commercial grade electromagnetic Clutch


Atlas produces a soft magnetic component for an electromagnetic clutch in a retail system.  The commercial version of the same system requires better magnetic performance from the soft magnetic component.  At the time, the commercial component was machined from 1215 steel, a costly manufacturing method. 


Replace the 1215 steel component with a powder metal equivalent.  This challenge would require re-thinking the approach to producing the soft magnetic component.  The PM component in the retail system simply did not have sufficient magnetic performance to be used in the commercial application. 


 Atlas Pressed Metals Innovation Team put their experience and knowledge to work. With a deep understanding of how the manufacturing process affects magnetic response, Atlas designed a process to provide improved magnetic properties. Using our innovative processing technique, the Atlas Pressed Metals Innovation Team achieved 15% higher magnetic performance in the component.

The result was a component that utilized existing materials and tooling, AND met the magnetic requirement for a commercial grade clutch.

To put it in the words of our customer:

"The PM components with proprietary processing were performing nearly the same as our steel components.”

Interested in learning more about PM soft magnetic components?  Would you like your components to have higher performance?  Or are you simply in the business of trying to stump the best and brightest in the industry?  Atlas Pressed Metals is ready for a new challenge. Call us today.

Learn More

Still, learning about soft magnetics?  Click here to read “The Basics of Soft Magnetic  Powder Metallurgy Materials and Properties” written by Dr. Craig Stringer at Atlas Pressed Metals. 

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After finding Atlas Pressed Metal on the internet and a site visit by our CEO, we were impressed with the Atlas plant, the team and the product. We used them for a powdered metal part for one of our customers and we have continued to use them for about 5 years. We are pleased with their expertise in making good suggestions and with their customer service.”

- John R., CNC Sales Manager | Machined Parts Manufacturer