September 2017

  1. We Can’t Get Away from Magnets: How Magnets Power Industry

    We Can’t Get Away from Magnets: How Magnets Power Industry
    Magnets don’t often receive the praise they deserve because they’re often tucked deep inside the incredible devices that require them. Likewise, there are dozens of industries in the U.S. that owe their success to powerful magnets used behind the scenes. If you know where to look, you’ll soon find magnets are everywhere.  Continue reading →
  2. Magnetic Personalities: Nikola Tesla

    Magnetic Personalities: Nikola Tesla
    “Be it known that I, NIKOLA TESLA... in the county and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Electromagnetic Motors.” This is the opening line of Nikola Tesla’s application at the US Patent Office filed October 20, 1888. Considered to be one of the most significant discoveries of our lifetimes, Tesla’s AC induction motor changed the world. Continue reading →
  3. DIY Acorn Magnets

    DIY Acorn Magnets
    ‘Tis the season for fall! Fall is an extremely festive time of year, from crunchy leaves and cardigans to pumpkin spiced lattes, there are many ways to celebrate. Another fall hallmark: acorns. Whether you use them to garnish your autumn dinner table, or use the crown of the acorn to make a whistle (who tried this when they were younger?), acorns are bound to make an appearance in the next few months. Acorns can be used for a variety of decorations, but we’ve got instructions for bright and bold DIY acorn magnets. Keep reading! Continue reading →
  4. 6 Advantages of a Magnetic Sweeper in an Industrial Setting

    6 Advantages of a Magnetic Sweeper in an Industrial Setting
    Though they’re simple in design, magnetic sweepers can immediately improve your standards of safety and efficiency. The reason: They quickly clear large areas of dangerous—and sometimes valuable—debris with minimal physical labor.  Continue reading →
  5. Hyperloop One Announces Global Challenge Winners

    Hyperloop One Announces Global Challenge Winners
    If you follow us on Twitter and read our blog regularly (who doesn’t?), you’ve probably seen us post a few articles about the hyperloop. If you’re new to this story or need a refresher, the Hyperloop is essentially a super-fast transport system that relies on the power of magnetic levitation. One company, Hyperloop One, recently announced its proposed routes for cities across the globe. Continue reading →
  6. The Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Magnets

    The Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Magnets
    When you imagine the contrast in magnetic strength between the business card magnet on your refrigerator and something like a rattlesnake egg, it’s clear that not all magnets are equal. For an industrial application, choosing the correct magnet is crucial to the proper function and efficacy of that application.  Continue reading →
  7. Be Attracted to Magnetic Safety: Workplace Best Practices

    Be Attracted to Magnetic Safety: Workplace Best Practices
    While magnets are capable of remarkable tasks, like lifting cars or moving trains, they typically pose little threat to the average human — when handled properly. The same is true when multiple smaller magnets are used in close proximity. Because they’re so busy acting upon each other’s magnetic fields, they don’t combine to create an extreme outward force.  Continue reading →
  8. Magnetic Fields and Your Beer

    Magnetic Fields and Your Beer
    Scientists have been tackling the world’s most difficult problems for centuries. However, one still baffled them—until now, that is. The challenge: stopping fresh, unshaken beer from overflowing once opened. What? That doesn’t sound like a pressing scientific issue? We beg to differ! Especially since the solution involves magnets. Continue reading →
  9. How Temperatures Affect Neodymium Magnets

    How Temperatures Affect Neodymium Magnets
    While neodymium magnets are pound-for-pound the strongest magnets available, extreme temperatures can alter the behavior of their atoms. As a result, their overall strength may fluctuate while they’re in use, creating potential hazards.  Continue reading →
  10. Thank Nickel for Earth’s Magnetic Field

    Thank Nickel for Earth’s Magnetic Field
    Earth’s core is mostly comprised of molten iron, a ferromagnetic element. However, iron alone does not make for a great magnetic field. It turns out iron gets some pretty crucial help from an old, elementary fried—nickel. Continue reading →

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