As you buy and use neodymium magnets for different crafts and home improvement projects, you may develop some questions. For example, what’s the difference between axial and diametric magnetization? Or, how do you separate really strong magnets? Fortunately, the Apex Magnets YouTube Channel has all the answers.

1. Axial and Diametric Magnetism

Axial and diametric magnetism describe which area of a magnet is attracted to other magnets. Axial magnetism means the magnets are attracted to each other on their largest flat surface. Diametric magnets are attracted to each on a smaller surface area or a rounded edge like on cylinder magnets. Check out the video for demonstrations of axial and diametric magnetism:

2. Separating Strong Magnets

Pulling really strong rare earth magnets apart isn’t easy. In this video, you can learn different tips and tricks for separating neodymium magnets. For small magnets, try sliding them horizontally. Larger magnets may require some outside help though. No matter what size magnets you’re trying to separate, make sure you follow our magnet safety guidelines. Check out the video to learn more:

3. Diametric Levitation

In this video, you can learn how to make pyrolytic graphite levitate using neodymium magnets. You’ll need four 1 x 1 x ½” block magnets and a small pyrolytic graphite block. Arrange the four diametric block magnets as shown in the video. Then, slice a thin sheet off the pyrolytic graphite block and place it above the magnets to make it levitate. The smaller the piece of graphite, the higher it will float.

4. Metals with Magnetic Properties

If you’ve used magnets before, you may have noticed that some metals aren’t attracted to them. Before purchasing magnets for a project, you should find out if the metal you’re using for the project has magnetic properties. Whether you want your magnet to attract to the metal or not, you should understand the magnetic properties of the metal first. In this video, you can see which metals have magnetic properties and which ones don’t.

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