Every type of rare earth magnet, whether neodymium, AlNiCo, or something else, has its own alphanumerical system for classifying strength. Each one is unique, and there’s no simple formula for translating a system from one magnet type into the system for another. Continue reading →
When you imagine the contrast in magnetic strength between the business card magnet on your refrigerator and something like a rattlesnake egg, it’s clear that not all magnets are equal. For an industrial application, choosing the correct magnet is crucial to the proper function and efficacy of that application.
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Air travel can be a real headache. Before even taking off, there are so many steps to complete and account for. Gathering boarding passes, getting through security, finding the right terminal, and waiting at the gate all add up to a rather hectic and draining experience. On top of all this, Earth’s magnetic field is creating a new problem for runways around the world. Continue reading →
2016 has certainly been a newsworthy year, and magnetism didn’t miss out. It seemed like every time we turned around, magnets were popping up somewhere in the world (or galaxy). So as the year draws to an end, we thought we’d take a look back on some of the most exciting and interesting pieces of magnetic news. Continue reading →
We’ve been there: You’re perusing Pinterest or browsing blogs when you catch a project that you absolutely must make. Maybe you even saw it on our magnet blog! You hit the purchase button to get all the supplies you need and a few days later, a box arrives at your door. It’s time to jump right in and make the gorgeous, Instagram-ready project you’ve been dreaming of, right?
Hold on there, sailor, because we’ve got some news for you: While your magnets can be useful and educational, they also have a few limitations. If you find yourself making any of these magnet mistakes, you may actually damage your magnets. Continue reading →
Shipping magnets ordinarily isn’t a problem. With proper packaging and timely delivery, we can have your Apex Magnet’s order at your door within two days. But when it comes to shipping large, powerful magnets, problems can arise as they travel from metal truck to metal truck. Our large neodymium magnets are capable of attracting metal through several layers of ordinary packing material. Instead of forcing your mail carrier to pry the magnetic package off the metal truck with a crowbar, we carefully pack our rare earth magnets such as the 6” x 2” disc magnet so they are more convenient for travel. Here’s how we do it: Continue reading →
Magnets are used in a variety of different ways. From holding notes on your refrigerator to powering industrial equipment, magnets have a diverse range of applications. You may be surprised at how often you use magnets without realizing it. Other than the cute magnets holding photos on your fridge, can you find all of the other ways magnets are used in your home? Check out our infographic to get started:
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You can use small neodymium magnets for any number of simple crafts and DIY projects, but what about huge, monster magnets? Scary magnets are large and usually used for industrial purposes or for science experiments in a laboratory. This is because they are dangerous to handle. The most important thing to remember about these large magnets is that they can be much more difficult to control than smaller magnets. You should be very careful while using magnets and follow magnet safety guidelines. But there are a few things you can do with scary magnets at home as long as you are careful. Continue reading →
Magnets are ancient. They’re so old the actual discovery of magnetism is somewhat of a legend. It is said that about 4,000 years ago, a shepherd named Magnes was out herding his sheep when his metal staff and the nails in his shoes stuck to a black rock. That black rock was magnetite and it contained lodestone. Since then, our use of magnets has evolved in hundreds of different ways. In this blog, we are going over some of the most common ways magnets have been used throughout time. Continue reading →