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  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. 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 →
  5. Magnetic DIY Best Practices

    Magnetic DIY Best Practices
    Over the years, we’ve compiled a lot of DIYs here at Apex. From magnetic coasters and spice racks to calendars and polaroid magnets—we have something for everyone to try. Even if you are an experienced crafter, it’s still important to brush up on and follow a set of best practices when handling magnets. Safety and education are two of the most important factors when it comes to Apex DIYs, but hopefully, you have some fun in the process!  Continue reading →
  6. How to Choose The Right Magnet

    How to Choose The Right Magnet
    Apex alone offers 450 different types of magnets – and each geometric variant has unique benefits, so how are you to choose? The truth is, many magnets can be used for many things — isn’t that what makes them so great? With that said, we can offer some guidance to help you in your decision for you to get the most bang for your buck and offer you the easiest application.  Continue reading →
  7. The Ultimate Magnet Guide

    The Ultimate Magnet Guide
    Sometimes it’s good to get back to the basics! Everything you need to know about handling and using magnets is in this handy guide — be sure to “bookmark” it to refer back anytime!  Continue reading →
  8. Magnetic Food Processing Round-up

    Magnetic Food Processing Round-up
    Magnetic separation practices are becoming more and more common in the food processing industry, and not only for food and beverages that humans consume. Properly implemented, magnets can save people and animals from ingesting scrap metal or metal dust, which can lead to painful, potentially deadly situations. Naturally, they also keep operational costs down for owners, too. Not only does it cost money to treat a sick animal (let alone a human), but it costs money to fix broken machinery impacted by metal scrap, and not to mention lawsuits.  Continue reading →
  9. Magnets in Warehouses: Labeling and Security

    Magnets in Warehouses: Labeling and Security
    In the past, warehouses were typically considered a kind of dead space — a hypothetical purgatory. Today, they have become a crucial part of the journey between production and delivery. In fact, warehouses are some of the most important and technologically advanced workspaces thanks to computer programs used to classify and run inventory, barcodes and readers that allow for instant product location, and rare earth magnets. Not only are magnets used in the process of labeling and inventory, but they also play a pivotal role in warehouse security.  Continue reading →
  10. Apex Vendor Guide for Purchasing Managers: Price and Customer-Service

    Apex Vendor Guide for Purchasing Managers: Price and Customer-Service
    Are you in the process of selecting a magnet vendor? If so, you’re probably looking into things like quality and availability of raw materials. You’re determining your choices, perhaps making some calls, and narrowing down the list. But what about additional selling points like price or customer service? As a companion to our previous guide for purchasing managers (which covers product details based on intended use), we’ve compiled a resource to help make your job a little easier. People who research Apex know we have high-quality products, but in this blog, let’s dive into price and customer-service. Continue reading →

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