The best temperature characteristics in the rare=earth magnet family. Manufactures by powder metallurgical process involving the sintering of powder under vacuum. Both grades of SmCo5 and SmCo17, commonly referred to as 1:5 and 2:17 material are available. Good corrosion resistance and no special surface treatment required excellent for compact designs where high working temperature is a major concem. Grinding and slicing operations possible.
Applied to various electric motors, instruments, sensors, detectors, radar, and other high-tech equipment.