May 2019

  1. Uncommon Uses of Magnets

    Uncommon Uses of Magnets
    While magnets are useful for everyday applications, such as organizing a cluttered bathroom or kitchen, they can also be utilized in some more unconventional ways!  We’ve rounded up some of our favorite not-so-common uses for magnets that’ll show you that magnets are for more than hanging photos on your fridge. Continue reading →
  2. 3 Magnet Crafts Using Hook Magnets

    3 Magnet Crafts Using Hook Magnets
    Here at Apex, we love finding ways to use all of our different shaped products. When we need things hung, our first instinct is to look at shelving and grab our hammers and nails. The truth is, you don’t need an elaborate piece to hold things up! Our hook magnets have a variety of uses because of their tremendous holding power, with a range of sizes capable of holding 12 lbs up to 200 lbs. Here are three of our favorite ways to use them, with little drilling required. Continue reading →
  3. Build Your Own Speaker with Magnets

    Build Your Own Speaker with Magnets
    Magnets make music possible. How? Magnets are an important component of speakers and headphones, as they convert electrical energy into sound energy. The magnets transmit the sound energy through the “cone” of the speaker. While this description isn’t as complex as actual sound design, it gives you a brief idea of how magnets play a role in sound transmission. Continue reading →
  4. Common Magnet Myths

    Common Magnet Myths
    At Apex Magnets, we hear our fair share of questions about magnets, including inquiries about their make, properties, capabilities, and effects. Many of the questions are about the validity of certain claims, so we decided to put together a blog post about five common magnet myths and why they aren’t true. Continue reading →
  5. Lasers Are Affecting Magnets’ Magnetic Properties

    Lasers Are Affecting Magnets’ Magnetic Properties
    Did you know oftentimes, magnets are not actually magnetic when they are in the early stages of production? Instead, they are activated with a magnetizer (check out our video here to watch this process). If magnets can become magnetized, it shouldn’t come as a surprise, then, that magnets can just as easily become demagnetized. We already know that magnets can become demagnetized for a lot of reasons, such as volume loss from corrosion, high heat, heavy impact, or just over time. Scientists at CU Boulder are currently investigating a new way that magnets are becoming demagnetized though -- being shot by a laser. Continue reading →
  6. Hiding Messages With Magnets

    Hiding Messages With Magnets
    Picture this: To the naked eye, a design is hidden. But once you run magnetic field viewer film over the magnet, you’ll see a hidden message. If you have some magnets and an 80w laser handy, you can etch your own secret messages that only those with magnetic field viewer paper can read. Continue reading →
  7. How Leatherman© is Changing the Multitool Game with Neodymium Magnets

    How Leatherman© is Changing the Multitool Game with Neodymium Magnets
    At Apex Magnets, we’re always curious to see how companies are using magnets to improve the functionality of their products. We recently learned of Leatherman©’s newest multitool line-- the Leatherman© Free Collection, which is breaking the mold of traditional multitools. Gearheads, outdoorsmen, and handymen alike are getting especially excited over the Free P2 and P4’s versatility, packaging, and ease of use. Our favorite part of the multitools? The innovative use of magnets. Continue reading →

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