Paul File is an account manager at Nichia, a specialty chemical and material science company known for its high quality LEDs, but who also specializes in anisotropic, bonded SmFeN magnetic materials. Prior to joining Nichia, he worked at Michelin with a focus on material research and development. Paul graduated with highest honors from Georgia Tech with a chemical engineering degree.
Samarium Iron Nitride – the next big thing in magnets
Neodymium (Nd) has been the primary source for most commercial rare earth magnets. However, for years the price of Nd has fluctuated greatly and presents a great supply chain risk. However, as a rare earth material, Samarium is much more stable and can dramatically reduce procurement risks.