Alnico magnet material is an alloy made up of aluminum, nickel, cobalt and copper, with a rough cast surface which can be ground to close dimensions and to a bright metallic finish. Alnico is electrically conducted, can be E.D.M.'d to form holes and shapes, and can be plated. Alnico is available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and is typically oriented magnetically through its length. Ideal for high heat applications, alnico can withstand operating temperatures up to 800°F.
Raw magnet material is available in many different types, shapes, sizes and strengths. When selecting magnetic material to perform a given task, certain specifications need to be considered: dimensions, direction of the materials, magnetic orientation, tolerances, finish, strength, and the type of raw magnetic material desired, such as Rare Earth magnets, Ceramic magnets or even Flexible magnetic rubber. Mag-Mate raw magnet material meets Magnetic Materials Producers Association (MMPA) standards for physical quality and magnetic properties.