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The solution for solid Neodymium Segments center has been developed from Neodymium powders. From raw Neodymium ingots, Tom and Jason have proven that solid Neodymium can be produced with the existing SMI facilities and team skills. The results makes for an economical production of SEG parts as solid as...

SMI Makes First Homogenous Segment out of the mold after heat and pressure. The physical solidness, smoothness and consistency is outstanding. It is a great achievement by Tom today....

What Tom is pointing at are the good results in the pan, under the microscope after processing.  It is a mix of all four materials and ready for molding today! Under the microscope, Tom's first batch of Copper, Magnetic Teflon Neodymium Powder into a homogenous mix shows...

This is the latest mold designed and machined by Tom, it is the first SMI mold made specifically for a homogenous version of a SEG segment....

This marks another achievement by the SMI Team, proving once again, no technical challenge has blocked our progress except delays by financial limitations. Today, SMI produced Neodymium powder as shown in the right side image and it will be further reduced in particle size next week....

Jason has become the master of the industrial table saw that made it possible to build this Neodymium powder production lab chamber. The lab chamber has been built from scratch out of acrylic sheets. The Acrylic Production Lab Chamber has glove access and will operate in an argon...

Networking Lab Computers The Lab room in the N suite now has a dedicated PC (Jason's contribution) setup to work with measuring Microscope software and networked with the main office computer. All computers in every area is now able to network together....

Tom in the process of making more Teflon rings and improving with every new batch of blended powders. He has completed another steel mold for a disk version that will incorporate all four materials for a complete homogenous type segment....

Manufacturing Engineer. What Tom is working on next is a first Homogenous Segment Steel Mold version which will set the stage for next week's testing and pressing with all four powdered materials. The making of the steel molds was explored and developed last year. It involved extensive research in...