Rare earth magnets, also referred to as samarium cobalt magnets and neodymium magnets, are permanent and high-strength magnets made from elements of rare earth or the Lathanoid table. The strongest kind of permanent magnets in the world today, this type of magnet is made for applications that need stronger magnetic fields than the other kinds of magnets including ceramic and alnico. Typically, there are two major kinds of these magnets: samarium cobalt and neodymium magnets. Rare earth magnets are extremely durable and strong for their size, and have been preferred for many large scale applications for their robust nature. The rare earth magnets have a metallic appearance and can be found in basic shapes such as discs, blocks and rings. Due to their composition and strength, the rare earth magnet can be used in a wide range of applications that need tremendous strength. MRO Supply is your best bet at getting high quality magnets in various styles, sizes and materials. Talk to us to discuss your magnetic needs.