CARTECH® HYPOCORE™ soft-magnetic alloy, offers performance benefits between those found in Carpenter’s high performance high cobalt content magnetic materials, CARTECH HIPERCO® family alloys, and commercial silicon-based alloys. Carpenter’s soft magnetic materials are used in critical applications across multiple key markets.
As compared to CARTECH HIPERCO family alloys, this new electrical steel alloy can provide lower core loss and higher induction, even at a low applied magnetic field. Additionally, the alloy can be used at higher frequencies with less heat generation. CARTECH HYPOCORE alloy exhibits a unique combination of properties such as low coercivity, high permeability, and high electrical resistivity, which makes motors and generators operate more efficiently. This new material offers potential benefits to next generation electrical machines and electromagnetic devices such as laminations or assembled cores for small machines where increased efficiency and size reduction is important.