CMI researchers at Ames Laboratory and the Materials Preparation Center conducted the research for this highlight
Develop commercial product with industrial partner to scale up, use injection molding cerium-based magnets for automotive sensors and auxiliary motors
Partner with U.S. magnet manufacturer BUNTING-DuBois with 50% cost share) to test and adopt CMI technology for cerium-based gap magnets.
Office of Technology Transfer (DOE-OTT) awarded Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) $85,000 for feasibility study.
Significance and Impact
A successful feasibility study will transform existing bonded magnet industries for automotive, sensor, and medical devices by offering better performance and domestically accessible, process-effective alternatives.
Hub Target Addressed
Win industry adoption of three technologies related to materials substitution for rare earth magnet materials.