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Soft Magnetic Composites (SMC) are pressed and thermally-treated powder metal components with 3D magnetic properties. SMC materials are composed of encapsulated iron powder particles that are compacted to form uniform isotropic components with complex shapes in a single step. The use of these materials makes innovative electrical machine designs technologically viable.


At Symmco We Offer SMC

SMC makes it possible to design innovative, compact and powerful electric motors. With SMC it is possible for motor designers to build an electric motor to suit its application – instead of restricting the application to the motor’s limitations! The secret is the unique 3D properties of the SMC components. Using SMC it becomes possible to define a magnetic field in three dimensions, and create improved or even entirely new machine concepts.


Electric Motors
(Claw Pole and Linear Tubular Pole motors)


  • Potential size/weight reduction

  • Fewer parts and ease of assembly  through elimination of laminate stacks

  • Higher Fill Factor

  • Yields increased power density

Fast Switching Actuators and

Power Transformers


  • Faster actuation (up to 50%)

  • Cost-efficient production


SMC materials offer a unique combination of magnetic saturation and low eddy current losses. Consequently, they are uniquely positioned, over-bridging traditional materials such as ferrites and electrical steel sheets. SMC materials can successfully be used from line frequency to 100 kHz.

SMC may be the answer to your unique electric
motor applications.

Call our Engineering Department for assistance.

  • High resistivity

  • High flux density

  • Tight tolerances achievable

  • Low core losses at high frequencies

  • High permeability

  • 3-D flux paths

  • Net shape capability

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