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  1. Safely Making Magnet Returns This Holiday Season

    Safely Making Magnet Returns This Holiday Season
    Tis’ the season of online shopping, making many purchases, and sometimes, when necessary, returns and exchanges. If you’ve made a magnet purchase for your business but need to return or exchange your order, it’s important to know the proper protocol. Continue reading →
  2. Shipping Magnets This Holiday Season

    Shipping Magnets This Holiday Season
    If you want to mail a magnetic Christmas or holiday-themed card to your family—the ones with the magnetic backing you can stick up on your refrigerator – rest assured that it’s safe to do! There is little to no risk involved in mailing these refrigerator cards across the country. That said, if you’re thinking of shipping more powerful magnets this holiday season, be aware: they can cause damage if not properly mailed.  Continue reading →
  3. Getting Ready for the New Year

    Getting Ready for the New Year
    The New Year is quickly approaching! With 2021 on the horizon, it’s important to be ready to start it off right. Rest assured, Apex has you covered with some helpful DIYs for celebrating the big day and to keep you on track for the new year.  Continue reading →
  4. Scientists Could Now Control Magnetism Thanks to Metamaterials

    Scientists Could Now Control Magnetism Thanks to Metamaterials
    Scientists have long been trying to control magnetism — something that would do wonders for advancements in technology. The issue can best be explained by Earnshaw’s Theorem, which states that it's not possible to create a spot of maximum magnetic field strength in an empty space and that the strength of a magnetic field decreases with distance from the magnet. Continue reading →
  5. The Coolest Things People Have Found While Magnet Fishing

    The Coolest Things People Have Found While Magnet Fishing
    Similar to metal detecting, magnet fishing is a way to discover hidden objects around us. The biggest difference? Magnet fishing happens underwater. It’s actually pretty simple, take a strong retrieval magnet, or for a cheaper alternative— an eyebolt neodymium magnet—tied with some rope over to a body of water near you. Then, cast the rope into the water just like normal fishing. You never know what you might find! Continue reading →
  6. Magnetic DIYs and Hacks to Do In Under 10 Minutes

    Magnetic DIYs and Hacks to Do In Under 10 Minutes
    We all know that time is valuable. Chances are, you’ve had that very same thought at least twice today already. Or maybe you said to yourself, there’s not enough hours in a day.   It’s true, we’re always looking for ways to add more time to our lives but to-do lists seem to be just as never-ending. To help you out, here are some magnetic hacks and DIYs that you can do around the house (or camper!) in under 10 minutes. That means they save you time and stress in the future.  Continue reading →
  7. Magnet Safety 101

    Magnet Safety 101
    While it’s great that magnets can offer incredible strength, the more powerful the magnet, the more careful you need to be when handling it. Here at Apex, we have a wide range of strength levels and magnet types so we want to make sure you know our recommended best practices for all of them. Before you put your new magnets to use, check out this roundup of magnet safety tips! Continue reading →
  8. Magnets in Bladesmithing

    Magnets in Bladesmithing
    Originally on the History Channel, Forged in Fire, has been taking over Netflix with its cutthroat competition between bladesmiths. Each episode has the bladesmiths recreate historical edged weapons — from Roman Gladius, Viking battle axes, Napoleon’s saber, and more.  What caught our attention here at Apex is their use of magnets during their heat treating so we're diving into the why, how, and “does it actually work,” below!  Continue reading →
  9. Magnetic Personality: Wilhelm Weber

    Magnetic Personality: Wilhelm Weber
    Do you know how to measure magnetic flux? The unit of measurement to describe magnetic flux is a “weber.” You may not have known, but this unit is a tribute to Wilhelm Weber, a truly magnetic personality from the early 1800s who had a hand in some of the most significant breakthroughs within magnetism and electricity.  Continue reading →
  10. Magnetic Personalities: Heinrich Hertz

    Magnetic Personalities: Heinrich Hertz
    Anyone who’s taken a science class has heard of “Hertz.” To refresh your memory, Hertz is the unit of frequency, with a cycle per second equally 1 hertz. The man behind the name is Heinrich Rudolf Hertz — a German physicist who discovered radio waves that had a tremendous impact on the world in the 20th century.  Continue reading →

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