Magnet Facts

  1. Magnets and Automation in the Face of Social Distancing

    Magnets and Automation in the Face of Social Distancing
    The world is currently facing a pandemic and people are being encouraged to practice social distancing for the foreseeable future. The amount of recommended time for this kind of practice is unknown –– some hypothesizing weeks and others predicting months.  The truth is, even after COVID-19 is under control, it will have a lasting impact on our businesses, but I’m...
  2. Mobile Hall Sensor Array for Detecting Ferrous Objects In Floors, Walls, and Pipelines

    Mobile Hall Sensor Array for Detecting Ferrous Objects In Floors, Walls, and Pipelines
    Sometimes, in the construction and use of pipelines, or during the construction/tear-down of buildings, you may need to detect and remove some unknown ferrous object from inside pipes, behind walls, and under flooring. To safely detect the position of an object, you can use a Mobile Hall Sensor Array.  The main benefit of this method is that it’s considered a non-destructive evaluation (NDE), which is exactly what it sounds like… non-destructive. You can determine your next move before making any costly demolition choices that could cause damage to your product or equipment, or even cause serious injury to employees. Continue reading →
  3. Magnets Used in Law Enforcement to Secure Underwater Evidence

    Magnets Used in Law Enforcement to Secure Underwater Evidence
    If you work in law enforcement, then you are probably well-aware that one of the most common illegal dumping grounds for guns is… underwater. Whether these guns are actual murder weapons, linked to a crime, or just purchased illegally, guns are often disposed of in lakes, rivers, streams, swamps, sewers, and wells. Using the power of magnets, law enforcement teams can bring important evidence –– the weapon in question –– to the surface, and in some cases, use it to identify a suspect and close a case. Continue reading →
  4. Magnetic Water Treatment (MWT): The Effect on Water Productivity

    Magnetic Water Treatment (MWT): The Effect on Water Productivity
    Every year, a massive amount of water is used, and essentially wasted, to keep the agriculture industry profitable. However, people are beginning to realize that clean water is a finite resource (more so in some countries than others), and we need to enact certain ongoing strategies to reduce our level of consumption. This practice of conservation is referred to as...
  5. Magnets Keep Things Clean: The Cleansing Properties of a Magnetic Grid

    Magnets Keep Things Clean: The Cleansing Properties of a Magnetic Grid
    Imagine waking up in the morning and shuffling over to the coffee maker. You pour yourself a hot cup, then reach for the sugar. As you scoop your sugar out of the bag, you notice something shiny. It’s a small shard of metal. If you had been any more tired this morning, there’s a chance you would’ve mixed it into your coffee and swallowed it.  Continue reading →
  6. The Use of Magnets in Prosthodontics

    The Use of Magnets in Prosthodontics
    The field of prosthodontics has utilized magnets for many years, namely in the design of corrective implant-supported overdentures and maxillofacial prosthesis. While prosthodontic engineers, orthodontists, and dentists originally experimented with aluminum-nickel-cobalt magnets (Alnico), their success was limited due to corrosion-causing saliva. More recently, they’ve found success with rare earth magnets like samarium-cobalt and neodymium, which are stronger and more resistant to corrosive elements when coated. Continue reading →
  7. How Furniture Makers and Merchandisers Can Use Magnets

    How Furniture Makers and Merchandisers Can Use Magnets
    If you build or sell your own furniture, you’ve likely encountered one or two unhappy clients irked by the way a door or drawer won't stay latched and closed. Usually, it has something to do with the angle the furniture is placed at or the levelness of the surface. Or maybe your client has kids who constantly leave the drawer open… but just a little bit.  Regardless of the reason, open doors and drawers can become an annoyance and even a hazard. As the creator or merchandiser of a furniture line, you have a responsibility to anticipate these kinds of problems and solve them whenever possible. In this case, permanent magnets can be your solution. Continue reading →
  8. Magnets Used in Gyms to Operate Exercise Equipment

    Magnets Used in Gyms to Operate Exercise Equipment
    Do you own a gym? Are you thinking about buying one? Maybe you just want to upgrade your own home gym. In any case, you are probably looking for specific exercise equipment to fill your space. What you might not realize is that one of the many choices you’ll have to make is whether or not to use magnetic resistance equipment in your bikes and treadmills.  Continue reading →
  9. Magnetic Water Treatment in the Agriculture Industry

    Magnetic Water Treatment in the Agriculture Industry
    In agriculture, a high concentration of salt accumulation in the soil can decrease the value of farmlands and productivity — meaning less healthy or less abundant crops for farmers. Because of this, there is a need to reduce salinity in soil and “improve the leaching of salts below the root zones of salt-sensitive crops,” such as potatoes, tomatoes, and citrus fruits.  Continue reading →
  10. DIY Miniature Pie Magnets for Thanksgiving

    DIY Miniature Pie Magnets for Thanksgiving
    Are you hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year and want to find a way to get the kids involved? Keep them busy while you’re cooking by having them make these miniature pie magnets to give away as gifts to their aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and other loved ones! These also make a great quick decoration to make your kitchen feel a little more festive for the holidays. You only need a few items and a little creativity to make this DIY dream a reality! Since you don’t want your kids handling neodymium magnets, as they are dangerous around young children, save the magnets for the final step and add them on yourself.  Continue reading →

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