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A conduction-cooled superconducting split magnet system with large crossing warm bore is designed and will be developed for material processing applications. The magnet is composed of eight coaxial coils and assembled in the form of split coil groups. Both the Bi2223/Ag HTS superconducting tape and NbTi LTS superconducting wires are used to generate a central magnetic field of 8 T, maximum of 11 T in the horizontal warm bore. The split gap between the coils is as large as 136 mm to accommodate the crossing warm bore of 100 mm in diameter. The superconducting split magnet will be conduction-cooled by two GM cryocoolers. The HTS coils and NbTi coils are to be operated in driven mode with two independent power supplies. The operation currents are 200 A (HTS) and 136 A (NbTi) respectively. Magnetic design, stress and strain analysis as well as magnet operation and protection are presented in this paper.