Soft magnetic composites SMCs are a remarkable

They possess certain very good electromagnetic and mechanical properties e.g. the magnetic and thermal isotropy, extremely low classical losses and relatively low total AC 264613 losses at medium and higher frequencies (due to an insulating layer between iron powder particles the eddy currents are minimized), as well as a nearly netshape fabrication process ensuring a low cost mass production, which all makes them able to compete with traditionally used materials such as FeSi steels or soft magnetic ferrites at a similar production cost or even cheaper [1], [2], [3], [4] and [5].