1. How Magnets Are Helping People with Disabilities

    How Magnets Are Helping People with Disabilities
    According to the CDC, in the United States, 61 million adults live with a disability and 3.6 percent of people have a self-care disability with difficulty dressing or bathing. Many companies are selling adaptive clothing that help people with disabilities get dressed more easily. In adaptive clothing, magnets replace buttons, zippers, and laces. From adaptive clothing, shoes, and accessories, magnets have transformed the way people with disabilities dress and express themselves— without limitation. To see how adaptive clothing has empowered people with disabilities, click hereContinue reading →
  2. Urban Mining-The Recycling of Rare Earth Elements

    Urban Mining-The Recycling of Rare Earth Elements
    Did you know that very few rare earth elements (REE) are recycled? Despite REEs being integral to many modern-day technologies, only 1%  are recycled from end products. This process of recovering rare earth elements is called urban mining. We’ll tell you all you need to know about urban mining, how REEs are recycled, and the potential for this market.  Continue reading →
  3. The Production of Rare Earth Minerals Throughout the Years

    The Production of Rare Earth Minerals Throughout the Years
    Did you know that some rare earth minerals, such as neodymium, are actually not rare? Rare earth minerals are called “rare” because it is very likely to find them in a pure form — in fact, there are deposits of them all over the world. Because of their abundance, rare earth minerals have played, and will continue to play, an integral role in multiple industries, such as high-tech and renewable energy companies. From early use, till now, and to the future, the production of rare earth minerals are key in multiple transformative products.  Continue reading →
  4. The New Found Popularity in Samarium-Cobalt Magnets

    The New Found Popularity in Samarium-Cobalt Magnets
    Samarium-cobalt magnets, also known as SmCo magnets, are an alloy made of two basic elements: samarium and cobalt. SmCo magnets are a type of permanent and rare earth magnet that is available in a wide range of sizes, shapes, etc. They are similar in strength to neodymium earth magnets, but they have additional properties that make them advantageous, such as high heat resistance. Due to their benefits, samarium cobalt magnets have increased in popularity tremendously. In fact, the samarium-cobalt magnet industry reached a value of $498 million in 2019, with China accounting for 71% of total consumption. Continue reading →
  5. Upcoming Industries That Will Use Rare Earth Minerals

    Upcoming Industries That Will Use Rare Earth Minerals
    The rare earth minerals industry is growing tremendously as more and more upcoming industries are using rare earth minerals. According to Global Market Insights, rare earth minerals will be used in many upcoming industries due to the “growing product demand across Asia-Pacific, increasing adoption of magnets, and global shift towards clean energy.” Because of this, rare earth minerals will monopolize 25% of the minerals produced.  Here are some examples of industries that will promote the growth of the rare earth minerals industry: Continue reading →
  6. How to Get Custom Orders Fast

    How to Get Custom Orders Fast
    Is your company looking to place a custom order with Apex Magnets? We offer customized magnet solutions to clients domestically and all over the world. We also offer many sizes and shapes (within certain parameters) for our business customers and provide a quote free of charge with no obligation to purchase.  In order to get a quote fast and prevent any hold-ups, we will walk you through the process of submitting a custom order form and provide tips on what to include for each section. The more specifics you provide, the easier it is for us to provide your quote.  Continue reading →
  7. Geomagnetic Jerks

    Geomagnetic Jerks
    At Apex, we cover all types of magnetic news and discoveries from the Moon’s magnetism to aquatic robots activated by magnets. But there’s one phenomenon we haven't been able to fully understand and talk about—until now — geomagnetic jerks. In a recent blog, we discussed how there’s a “dent” in Earth’s magnetic field, called the South Atlantic Anomaly, which is essentially a weak spot in the magnetic field. The radiation caused by this anomaly poses a threat to our satellites and their onboard computers while moving through this spot —but, it’s not the only strange occurrence resulting from the magnetic field. Enter the jerks— geomagnetic jerks, that is. These are abrupt changes in the strength of Earth's magnetic field, resulting in pulses that, like the anomaly, can compromise our satellites.  Continue reading →
  8. Spring Cleaning Magnetic Hacks for the Bedroom, Bathroom, and Kitchen

    Spring Cleaning Magnetic Hacks for the Bedroom, Bathroom, and Kitchen
    This past year we’ve spent a lot of time in our houses — we could all use a spring refresh! There are so many cleaning guides and hacks out there, so we wanted to give our Apex spin on this topic... with magnet hacks and DIYs to not only make this spring cleaning easier, but to make future cleanings in your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and living room easier as well!  Continue reading →
  9. Magnetic DIY Roundup for Spring

    Magnetic DIY Roundup for Spring
    The last of the winter snow is melting, signaling that Spring is nearly here! To celebrate the changing of seasons, we have compiled a list of our favorite magnetic DIYs.  After seeing these festive springtime crafts, you’ll want to make them all!  Continue reading →
  10. Apex's Most Common Magnet Categories and Their Top Uses

    Apex's Most Common Magnet Categories and Their Top Uses
    The shape of magnets are often overlooked in purchasing, with people focusing on sizes and price points, but the shape of a magnet can tell you a lot more than size! While both of these are important in your purchase decision, we believe the first step in choosing the right magnet for your project is to figure out the use and shape that you need. We’ve written about each shape and their common uses before so here’s a guide for quick viewing with tips for use!  Continue reading →

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