July 2018

  1. Magnet Safety and First-Aid Assistance

    Magnet Safety and First-Aid Assistance
    If you’re in an industry that utilizes magnets to improve operations, you have likely experienced the painful pinch of a finger stuck between two magnets. However, there are other potential dangers apart from cuts and blisters. Injuries can range from minor damage to something more significant like a broken bone or bad burn. Regardless of whether your role is hands-on...
  2. Magnet Dimensional Tolerances: What to Watch for

    Magnet Dimensional Tolerances: What to Watch for
    As a purchasing manager, your facility and products must meet specific requirements. One such requirement is reliable tools and components — in this case, magnets. Whether you need to hang something from the ceiling or sew a magnetic clasp into a shirt, any magnet you use must fall into a permissible range of dimensions (depending on the shape, grade, and material). Continue reading →
  3. Tiny Magnets: What are They Good for?

    Tiny Magnets: What are They Good for?
    Most of the magnets we encounter on a regular basis—the ones on our kitchen refrigerator or used to hang something from the ceiling—are very manageable as they fit comfortably in your hand. There are many more powerful magnets out there, however, that are smaller than a penny. Though this makes them harder to handle with your bare hands, they’re extremely useful for certain applications. Continue reading →
  4. The Human Magnetic Field: Is It Real?

    The Human Magnetic Field: Is It Real?
    You’ve heard the phrase “magnetic personalities” before, but are there actually magnetic people? You’ve probably seen videos circulating on the internet of people claiming to be magnetic. They place objects on their bodies only for them to hold their place rather than fall to the ground as one would expect. Are these “magnetic people” truly magnetic? Continue reading →
  5. DIY Customized Magnetic Fridge Containers

    DIY Customized Magnetic Fridge Containers
    Living with a lot of people under the same roof with only one refrigerator can lead to a lack of space. You quickly find yourself coming up with creative (and not so functional) ways to fit all of your food in one small space. With magnets, however, we can solve your storage issues! These easy-to-make magnetic plastic containers will help you declutter your fridge and utilize as much space as possible. Continue reading →
  6. Back to School - Educator Edition

    Back to School - Educator Edition
    After a long and enjoyable summer, it can be hard for both you and your students to get back into a solid routine. Not to mention, the work you put into classroom setup and creating numerous lesson plans at the beginning of each school year can exhaust you quickly. Instead of allowing your work to become a daunting task, try adding some demonstrations that can liven up the classroom and help ease the transition from summer to school year. Below outlines a science demonstration using magnets and other ingredients that you can add to your lesson plans! Continue reading →
  7. Magnets in Signage: Four examples you see every day

    Magnets in Signage: Four examples you see every day
    Although you might not recognize it, magnets have a significant impact on the things we use on a daily basis. They’re used for a ton of products spanning a variety of different industries. We use them to hang notes and pictures on our refrigerators, to close the cabinets in our homes, and even to direct us through a hiking trail with our compasses. But what about signs? Many signs you encounter every day heavily depend on magnets. We’ll explore a few examples below. Continue reading →
  8. Wine Lovers Rejoice! Magnets Can Improve the Taste of Your Cabernet

    Wine Lovers Rejoice! Magnets Can Improve the Taste of Your Cabernet
    Are you a big wine drinker? If so, then you probably notice right away when something about your last glass of cabernet sauvignon tastes off. That unpleasant aroma or flavor you can’t quite put a finger on may be caused by a chemical compound called methoxypyrazine. It’s known to cause something called the green capsicum aroma. In an effort to save otherwise tasty wine from an untimely trip down the drain, researchers at the University of Adelaide in Southern Australia have created a polymer that absorbs these compounds, removing the bad flavor. Pretty cool, right? Continue reading →
  9. Magnetic Personalities: William Gilbert

    Magnetic Personalities: William Gilbert
    Acknowledged by many as being the father of electricity and magnetism, William Gilbert is probably best known for his work on magnetism and studying the earth’s magnetic forces. Gilbert is credited as one of the first people to use the term “electricity” and was one of the first to find evidence proving Copernicus’s assertion that the earth isn’t a fixed point at the center of the galaxy. Read more about this fascinating and, dare we say, magnetic scientist here: Continue reading →
  10. Custom Magnets: Possibilities from Apex Magnets

    Custom Magnets: Possibilities from Apex Magnets
    Your company faces unique challenges every day. Because your needs are so specific, it makes sense that standard magnets aren’t always the right choice. For those specific challenges, Apex Magnets offers custom magnet solutions. In every situation, we’ll work with you to determine the best solution in each application. Continue reading →

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