Soft Magnetic Composite Components

Miba's soft magnetic composites are used as actuators as well as in electrical machines. SMC materials stand out because of the compact design and optimized performance capabilities they offer. 

 

Soft Magnetic PM Materials

Miba offers a broad range of soft magnetic materials. From DC applications to AC high frequency applications with up to 10.000 Hz.

 

Altogether our soft magnetic composite components cover a frequency range from 50 Hz to 10.000 Hz. SMC components are compact, lightweight and have a high power density. They are made from iron powder particles and are coated with an electrically insulating layer. As a result, they have increased electrical resistance.

We offer more than soft magnetic composite components

Continuous innovation is one of our core values. Our eMobility team knows how to design the electric motors of tomorrow. We don't just supply the soft magnetic composite components; we supply the complete system - that works perfectly.

Soft magnetic composite components take your motor design to the next level

Powder metallurgy is the optimal solution to produce superior performance in your axial flux and transverse flux motor designs. These are used in automotive, white goods, HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) and many other industrial applications.

 

We at Miba have developed an electric motor that is characterized by three key features:

  • slim design
  • seamless integration into the housing
  • easy installation despite delivery without its own motor housing

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The core benefits of SMC components for both motor design and production processes are:

Reduction of both size and weight with the use of soft magnetic composites
Compact design

both size and weight of the components can be reduced

Advantages such as high power and torque density with soft magnetic composites
Optimized performance

high power and torque density

Cost efficiency in the production process through soft magnetic composites
Cost efficiency

net shaping production process with minimum waste and no need for rework

3D magnetic flux through compaction and heat treatment by using soft magnetic composites
3-dimensional magnetic flux

Through compaction and heat treatment, the particles can be formed into complex shapes, allowing a three-dimensional magnetic flux.

Ask our experts about Miba's soft magnetic composite components.

Anna Frühwirth
R&D Engineer Materials Development

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Development of soft magnetic composite components

During the development of SMC components, we focus on four key factors:

 

Focus on technology in the development process of soft magnetic composites
Engineering

Numerical simulation, customized design, system integration

Essential steps for material and process of soft magnetic composites
Material & Process

Material competence center, prototyping, component manufacturing

Testing magnetic and electrical properties of soft magnetic composites
Product

Magnetic properties testing, electric properties testing,testing competence center

Application testing of soft magnetic composites
Application testing

Why Miba is your partner for SMC components.

Manufacturers can use our expertise in powder metallurgy to develop robust electric motors. During the development process, we combine manufacturing technology with functionality.

  • We focus on your requirements (performance, tolerances, geometry)
  • We choose the right material for your specific application, so that you can benefit from the best cost-benefit ratio.
  • Our eMobility team develops SMC motors: we create SMC components for use in an overall system and simultaneously test electrical losses, efficiency and acoustics.
  • We focus on product development in 6 plants worldwide.

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Markus Schauer
Teamleader Advanced Engineering

Learn more about the advantages of soft magnetic composite components.

Soft magnetic materials for low frequency applications

Soft magnetic materials possess high flux density and permeability. Using iron with various alloying elements makes customized magnetic performance possible. Thanks to the high degree of flexibility of the geometry, flux guidance can be customized so the space is used perfectly. In addition, net shape manufacturing enables large-scale production. That's how complex structures can be manufactured cost effectively.

Products that require the best soft magnetic properties include soft magnetic cores, inductors, actuators, and pole cores.

Our experts

“In the relatively new area of integrating SMC components in electric motor or drive systems, we are a reliable and experienced partner for our customers. We are an internationally connected R&D team with focus on a smoothly running overall system.”

 

 

- Robert Hellein, Teamleader Materials Development -

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