types of magnets

  1. The New Found Popularity in Samarium-Cobalt Magnets

    The New Found Popularity in Samarium-Cobalt Magnets
    Samarium-cobalt magnets, also known as SmCo magnets, are an alloy made of two basic elements: samarium and cobalt. SmCo magnets are a type of permanent and rare earth magnet that is available in a wide range of sizes, shapes, etc. They are similar in strength to neodymium earth magnets, but they have additional properties that make them advantageous, such as high heat resistance. Due to their benefits, samarium cobalt magnets have increased in popularity tremendously. In fact, the samarium-cobalt magnet industry reached a value of $498 million in 2019, with China accounting for 71% of total consumption. Continue reading →
  2. How to Get Custom Orders Fast

    How to Get Custom Orders Fast
    Is your company looking to place a custom order with Apex Magnets? We offer customized magnet solutions to clients domestically and all over the world. We also offer many sizes and shapes (within certain parameters) for our business customers and provide a quote free of charge with no obligation to purchase.  In order to get a quote fast and prevent any hold-ups, we will walk you through the process of submitting a custom order form and provide tips on what to include for each section. The more specifics you provide, the easier it is for us to provide your quote.  Continue reading →
  3. Apex's Most Common Magnet Categories and Their Top Uses

    Apex's Most Common Magnet Categories and Their Top Uses
    The shape of magnets are often overlooked in purchasing, with people focusing on sizes and price points, but the shape of a magnet can tell you a lot more than size! While both of these are important in your purchase decision, we believe the first step in choosing the right magnet for your project is to figure out the use and shape that you need. We’ve written about each shape and their common uses before so here’s a guide for quick viewing with tips for use!  Continue reading →
  4. 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 →
  5. Apex’s “Other Shapes” Category

    Apex’s “Other Shapes” Category
    Our magnets come in all shapes and sizes — from common discs and bars to lesser known arc and retrieving magnets. If you take a look at our category section, you may be wondering what the “other shapes” category includes? Here’s a quick reference sheet of our “other shapes” category and ways you can use them.   Continue reading →
  6. Simplifying the Type of Magnet you Need for your Application

    Simplifying the Type of Magnet you Need for your Application
    Purchasing magnets for your business can be an overwhelming task, especially if you do not know which magnets could be useful. Whether you already know or not, Apex Magnets is here to help! We have supplied thousands of business, industrial, and institutional clients within the U.S. and globally. With our expertise, we can offer recommendations and simplify the selection process for you.  Continue reading →
  7. 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 →
  8. 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 →
  9. 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 →
  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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