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Magnet Facts

  • Measuring the Strength of Magnets

    Magnet Strength

    We all know that there are different kinds of magnets—the magnet holding up your grocery list on your fridge isn’t in the same realm as the one being used to lift cars in the junkyard. So, how do we measure the strength of each of these different kinds of magnets?

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  • Shuttering Magnets Being Used in the Construction Industry

    Magnets in Construction

    When working with concrete or steel in a setting project, it’s incredibly important you have tools sturdy enough to hold pieces in place, but that also have the flexibility to move once everything is set.

    For this reason, shuttering magnets make for a great option when dealing with steel panels, beams, fences, or concrete, as they are permanent holding magnets offering exceptional sturdiness. When we say permanent, however, we are referring to its holding capability. They are, in fact, highly flexible in regards to movement through its provisions which allow you to release the magnet once the piece you’re working on is finished.

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  • The Different Kinds of Magnetic Tape

    Magnetic Tape

    It may come as a surprise, but magnetic tape is exceedingly important to some items we use in our everyday lives.  Just think about it. Those cabinets in your kitchen where store your silverware, plates, cups, and all the rest? Magnetic tape is the perfect way to label them. The framed photos hanging in your house? The invisible magnetic tape keeps them sturdy and in place without the need for nails or damaged walls. That presentation board for your school project? Color magnetic tape and labels can help you get that A.

    In a lot of ways, the possibilities are endless. But do you know the different kinds of magnetic tape? We’ll detail some below so you can find creative ways to use them yourself!

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  • How Magnets in Self-Driving and Electric Cars Could Change the Auto-Industry

    Magnets in Self-driving Cars

    Self-driving cars have been a dream in the auto industry for years. In 1997, the US Department of Transportation funded projects to develop and demonstrate a prototype of an automated highway system in hopes that this could be the answer for autonomous vehicles. What they created was a flawless system using magnets embedded in the roads, making self-driving cars a possibility. Unfortunately, the installation of magnets into this improved highway system was too expensive to maintain.

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  • What Can Demagnetize a Magnet?

    What Can Demagnetize a Magnet

    Have you ever picked up a magnet only to find it just won’t do its job? Something must have demagnetized that magnet, rendering it unusable. But what factors can cause a magnet to lose its magnetism? This is important knowledge for folks regularly working with magnets in their work or just in their hobbies.

    There are a few different ways to demagnetize a magnet and we’re covering 5 of the most effective methods here:

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