MagMatApp’17: Magnetic Materials for the Optimisation of Motors, Generators and other Advanced Applications



Oct 4th 2017 - Oct 5th 2017

Hanau, Germany

Updated 18/08/17

Please note the programme is provisional and may change. We will attempt to remain within the timings of the programme below.

Early Registration Discount deadline: 21 August 2017

Vacuumschmelze GmbH & Co KG are pleased to host the UK Magnetics Society in a two day event in Hanau, near Frankfurt, covering magnetic materials, their applications and related technologies.
VAC last hosted this event in 2012, and as promised then, has invited us back this year. As a long term member and supporter of the UK Magnetics Society, they are delighted to present a programme promoting new materials, products and research from across Europe.
The seminar will look at new products for a variety of markets and will include papers on new Permanent Magnets, new Soft Magnetic Alloys, cut core technology for Power Electronics, Magnetic Refrigeration, commercial recycling of rare earth magnets and a look at alternative elements, amongst others. There will be a selection of speakers from academia and industry to talk about their experiences and preferences for different machine topologies to cope with the ever increasing power demands as greater electrification spreads to more and more diverse market sectors.
There will be excellent opportunities to network with other seminar delegates built into the daily programme, as well as during two informal dinners. VAC will also be providing a factory tour of its manufacturing facility in Hanau at the end of the event, which last time included a general description of PM production from raw materials to finished magnets.
This seminar has a limited number of spaces, so we would highly recommend you register early to avoid being disappointed.


Mr Jeremy Tompkins, VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co KG


An accomodation deal has been reached with the Plaza Hotel, Hanau, where the seminar is being held, at the Vacuumschmelze rate of €81.00 including breakfast.

Please contact the hotel directly to book a room, at:

  • Tel: +49 (0) 6181-3055 0

Don’t forget to mention the seminar and Vacuumschmelze to get the discounted rate.


By Air
Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is the best airport to use, not Frankfurt–Hahn Airport (HHN).

By Taxi from Frankfurt Airport
You can prebook at a discounted rate of about €45 each way instead of €65 if you walk outside and take a taxi from the rank at the airport.
To pre-book, call, or email mentioning you are visiting VAC to get VAC’s corporate rate, quoting arrival time and terminal plus a mobile phone number in case of delays.
Call 00491716908958 or email taxi77hanau@t-online.de; the contact is Mr Gultekin.

By Train
In Frankfurt Am Main Hbf, you can take either S8 or S9 to Hanau.
In Frankfurt Flughafen (Airport), you can also take either the S8 or S9 to Hanau. To do so, transfer to Terminal 1 by free sky train link. Follow signs to train station (Bahnhof), which is underground. Ticket machines in main concourse are very easy to use and in English, but only take cash, the cost each way is around €8 for single adult ticket to Hanau and they give change. Trains run every 15 minutes from Platform 1.

In Hanau Hbf, you can get a taxi outside the station to the hotel for €5 – €10, or walk about ½ a mile to the hotel.

By Car
Hanau is served by the A3, A45 and A66. Parking is available at the hotel for €5.00 per car per day.


The dress code for the event is business attire / smart casual.


We are grateful to our sponsors:




New Grades of SmCo for High Power Density Motors
by Mr Kaan Üstüner of VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co KG

An Update on CALORIVAC
by Dr Alexander Barcza of VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co KG

VACOFLUX® 27 - A New High Saturation Fe-27%Co Alloy
by Dr Frederik Fohr of VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co KG

Recent in advances in Cut Core Technology for High Power Electronics
by Dr Gabriela Saage of VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co KG

Motor Topology
by Prof Geraint Jewell of University of Sheffield

High Performance Drivetrain for Fomula Student Electric racing
by Mr Tobias Zumsteg of AMZ Racing Team

High Performance Drivetrain for Acrobatic Aeroplane
by Mr Steven Duenki & Mr Patrick Walti of Evolaris Aviation

Optimisation of Magnets for Motor Design Using Field Shaping
by Dr-Ing Jörn Steinbrink of Leibniz Universität Hannover

Substitution of Critical Elements in Magnetic Materials
by Prof Dr Oliver Gutfliesch of TU Darmstadt

RE Permanent Magnets For Motors & Generators - Applications & Requirements
by Dr Michael Krispen of Siemens AG

Recycling of Magnets on an Industrial Scale
by Dr Badrinath Veluri of Grundfos A/S

3D Printed Magnets
by Dr Christian Huber of Technical University Vienna

Recent Advances in Isotropic Melt-Spun Nd-Fe-B Magnetic Powders for Automotive Applications
by Dr Zhongmin Chen of Magnequench


TimeSession TitleSession Host
Wednesday4th October
10:00Registration Opens
11:15Event WelcomeMr Jeremy Tompkins
11:30VACOFLUX® 27 - A New High Saturation Fe-27%Co AlloyDr Frederik Fohr, VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co KG
12:00High Performance Drivetrain for Fomula Student Electric racingMr Tobias Zumsteg, AMZ Racing Team
12:30RE Permanent Magnets For Motors & Generators - Applications & RequirementsDr Michael Krispen, Siemens AG
14:00Motor TopologyProf Geraint Jewell, University of Sheffield
14:30New Grades of SmCo for High Power Density MotorsMr Kaan Üstüner, VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co KG
15:30Recycling of Magnets on an Industrial ScaleDr Badrinath Veluri, Grundfos A/S
16:00Optimisation of Magnets for Motor Design Using Field ShapingDr-Ing Jörn Steinbrink, Leibniz Universität Hannover
16:30An Update on CALORIVACDr Alexander Barcza, VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co KG
17:00Close of DayMr Jeremy Tompkins
19:00Reception - Details TBA
20:00Informal Dinner - Details TBA
Thursday5th October
09:30High Performance Drivetrain for Acrobatic AeroplaneMr Steven Duenki & Mr Patrick Walti, Evolaris Aviation
10:00Recent in advances in Cut Core Technology for High Power ElectronicsDr Gabriela Saage, VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co KG
10:30Substitution of Critical Elements in Magnetic MaterialsProf Dr Oliver Gutfliesch, TU Darmstadt
11:303D Printed MagnetsDr Christian Huber, Technical University Vienna
12:00Recent Advances in Isotropic Melt-Spun Nd-Fe-B Magnetic Powders for Automotive ApplicationsDr Zhongmin Chen, Magnequench
14:00Tour of Vacuumschmelze factory
16:00Event Close


Early Registration Fee, Member£124.00£24.80£148.80
Early Registration Fee, Non-Member£196.00£39.20£235.20
Early Registration Fee, Student / Retired Member£28.00£5.60£33.60
Early Registration Fee, Student / Retired Non-Member£60.00£12.00£72.00
Student / Retired Member£35.00£7.00£42.00
Student / Retired Non-Member£75.00£15.00£90.00
Expression of interest in sponsoring the event - additional fees to be discussed£0.00£0.00£0.00
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