Permanent Magnet Division (PMD)
PMD Mission Statement
“Increase the understanding, promotion and effective utilization of magnetic materials, assemblies and systems for the benefit of the Permanent Magnet Division members and
all users of permanent magnet products.”
This group was originally founded in 1959 and operated as the Magnetic Materials Producers Association (MMPA). In 2001, PMD became the International Magnetics Association (IMA) and IMA replaced MMPA, expanding its scope and operations in recognition of the global nature of the magnetic industry. In 2007, PMD became a part of SMMA, the motor and motion trade group. In 2015, SMMA merged with the Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA). PMD is now an active part of MCMA, who supports the work of the PMD and the greater good it brings to the industry.
Chairperson: Ed Richardson, Thomas & Skinner
Vice Chairperson: Don VanCott, Hitachi Metals
Past Chairperson: Karla Takasumi, Dexter Magnetic Technologies
PMD Member Companies
SEE THE LIST OF PMD MEMBERS
Understanding Magnetic Technology - Magnetics 101
(View recorded webinar using the link)
This webinar provides a brief review of magnetic theory and ferromagnetism and also covers the properties of permanent magnets while demystifying some of the terms and definitions commonly used to describe magnetic materials.
A Practical Approach To Magnetic Assemblies
October 04, 2017
2:00 PM EDT
Rare earth magnets are becoming increasingly popular for torque coupling and rotors to improve efficiencies, reduce weight and power consumption. The design of the product, proper magnet installation and manufacturing of the final assemblies offer a unique set of challenges. Dangers, safety considerations and best practices are often overlooked until an accident occurs. Click here to learn more.
PMD Membership Criteria
MCMA membership is required to participate in the Permanent Magnet Division, there is no additional fee to join PMD. We welcome businesses and organizations to join and actively participate. PMD company members primarily represent the following company types:
Magnet Producer — Manufacturers of one or more of the following products: bonded magnets; ceramic magnets; metal magnets; soft ferrites and soft metallic materials.
Distributor/Fabricator — Distributors of magnetic materials and/or fabricators of products or components containing magnetic material.
Supplier — Suppliers of materials and services to the permanent magnet industry.
MCMA Members who want to join PMD (no additional fee)
Contact MCMA at + 1 734-994-6088 to learn more.