Alnico is the acronym for the alloy that creates this magnet: aluminium (Al), nickel (Ni) and cobalt (Co). Our Alnico magnets also contains iron and are produced by casting or powder metallurgical techniques. Choose Alnico Magnets for greater mechanical strength, high temperatures and corrosion resistance.
Although Alnico might be the weakest of permanent magnets, it presents a greater mechanical strength than Neodymium of Ferrite magnets and has an excellent temperature coefficient that gives it exceptional stability, even during extreme temperature fluctuations and makes it able to tolerate high temperatures up to 500°C. Another of its properties is its high resistance to corrosion. Very hard but brittle, our economical Alnico magnets produce an important flux density. However, they are not suitable for high-friction or repelling applications and present a low resistance to demagnetisation. Alnico magnets are utilised in the mechanical, electrical automotive, aviation, medical industry and in military technology. They are also commonly used for educational purposes due to their painted pole colours for pole identification. More famously, they are a top grade material for electric guitar pickups: Fender has been using Alnico Rod Magnets to build their electric guitar middle-tone, neck and bridge pickups since the late 1940s. Check our Alnico Magnets in various shapes and sizes: Cylinders, Shallow Pots, Blocks or our Alnico Horseshoe Magnets.
Alnico Cow Magnet - 75mm x 12mm | Rod Magnet
Alnico Horseshoe Magnet - 28mm x 25mm x 8mm
Pull Force: 1.2kg
Alnico Horseshoe Magnet - 100mm x 85mm x 33.5mm
Alnico Horseshoe Magnet - 45mm x 30mm x 23mm
Pull Force: 11.8 kg
Alnico Horseshoe Magnet - 75mm x 38mm x 9mm
Alnico Block Magnet - 75mm x 11mm x 6mm | North South Marking
Pull Force: 0.114 kg
Alnico Pot Magnet - 12.5mm x 9mm | Non-Threaded Hole 4mm
Alnico Rod Magnet - 4mm x 30mm
Alnico Shallow Pot Magnet - 38mm x 10.5mm
Alnico Shallow Pot Magnet - 28.5mm x 8.75mm