Arnold Magnetic Technologies Introduces BESThin Materials for Improved Energy Storage

The BESThin line, which includes nickel, aluminum and copper, enables thinner substrates to be used in battery and energy storage technologies.

Marengo, Ill. (Dec. 4, 2014) – Arnold Magnetic Technologies introduced today its BESThin line of thin and ultra-thin metals for efficient battery and energy storage designs.


The BESThin line, which includes nickel, aluminum and copper, enables thinner substrates to be used in battery and energy storage technologies. As the push for new battery performance materials increases, titanium and stainless steel are also being considered. These thin substrates improve storage capacity by allowing for greater energy density in a smaller system.

In addition to thinness, Arnold is able to improve material performance through fine-tuned grain size and grain structure and uniform surface roughness. These optimizations allow for precise deposition of electrode materials onto the substrate.

Advances in battery technology hold particular promise for the automotive and transportation industries. Smaller, lighter, and more power dense designs will enable vehicles to meet stricter energy standards. Other applications that benefit from thin metal substrates include mobile devices, advanced fuel cells, and photovoltaic (PV) solar cells.

"Thin and ultra-thin metals play an important role in today's battery and supercapacitor technologies," said Ted Baker, General Manager of Arnold's Precision Thin Metals (PTM) division. "We're working with customers to overcome the challenges and limitations of each technology, in order to achieve more efficient electrification of their machines."

Arnold is an active member of The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST™) which is an industry-led, private-public coalition of corporate, entrepreneurial, academic and government partners focused on developing world-class battery and energy storage solutions in New York State.

To learn more about the use of thin metals in emerging energy storage technologies, visit www.arnoldmagnetics.com/PTM.

About Arnold Magnetic Technologies

Arnold Magnetic Technologies (http://www.arnoldmagnetics.com), headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., is a global manufacturer of high performance magnets, precision magnetic assemblies and thin metals. Its magnets, metals and systems are used in high-efficiency motors, batteries, and solar panels, and on commercial aircraft such as the Boeing 787 and Airbus 380. The Arnold Magnetic Technologies Precision Thin Metals (PTM) division is a leader in rolled thin and ultra-thin magnetic and non-magnetic specialty alloys, with continuous development of products to support emerging technologies such as the efficient electrification of vehicles. The Precision Thin Metals business is ISO 9001, AS9100 and Nadcap certified, and many of its alloys are DFARS compliant. For more information on the Precision Thin Metals division, visit http://www.arnoldmagnetics.com/PTM.

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