types of magnets

  1. Magnet Accessories

    Magnet Accessories
    You know we sell strong permanent neodymium magnets, but that’s not all! Along with magnets, we also sell magnet accessories to use at work, at home, or just for fun. Read more about the uses for these attractive products below.  On the Job Magnetic Shop Floor Sweeper Quickly and easily clear floors of ferrous metal debris with this magnetic sweeper...
  2. Uses for Apex’s Atypical Magnets

    Uses for Apex’s Atypical Magnets
    If you've ordered from Apex in the past, you’re probably familiar with our most popular products, including discs, blocks, and cylinders. Aside from the commonly used magnets, we also have a category of miscellaneous shaped magnets that serve a multitude of purposes! From organizing your workplace to helping you relieve stress, these “other” shaped magnets will help you in your...
  3. Uses for Countersunk Magnets

    Uses for Countersunk Magnets
    You’re probably more familiar with countersunk magnets than you believe. These ring-shaped magnets look like washers with a raised surface and a hole in the center. The wedge and the hole exist so the countersunk magnet (also known as countersink magnet) can be anchored in place with a single screw. We sell a variety of countersunk blocks with holes that...
  4. Uncommon Uses of Magnets

    Uncommon Uses of Magnets
    While magnets are useful for everyday applications, such as organizing a cluttered bathroom or kitchen, they can also be utilized in some more unconventional ways!  We’ve rounded up some of our favorite not-so-common uses for magnets that’ll show you that magnets are for more than hanging photos on your fridge. Continue reading →
  5. 4 Uses for Bar Magnets

    4 Uses for Bar Magnets
    Neodymium bar magnets are one of the most common shapes of magnets, being used in experiments and everyday items regularly! Bar magnets range in size, from 1/2”x1/8”x1/8” to 2”x1”x1”, and in pull force, from 0.95 pounds to 90.28 pounds per magnet. What makes them different than other Apex magnets products is that they are magnetized through the length of their body. In addition, the poles are on each end with the weakest part of the magnet in the middle, meaning that they may not be as successful in holding onto a magnetic surface. Continue reading →
  6. 3 Ways to Use Cube Magnets

    3 Ways to Use Cube Magnets
    All of our magnets have their own uses and capabilities. Cube magnets, for instance, are popular on dry erase boards and artwork displays, as they are easy to handle. They’re also ideal in classrooms and other experimental environments. Here are three ways you can utilize cube magnets. Continue reading →
  7. How To Use Sewing Magnets in Adaptive Clothing

    How To Use Sewing Magnets in Adaptive Clothing
    According to a  2016 U.S. Census Bureau report, more than 14 million people with disabilities in the U.S have difficulties with things like dressing themselves. Companies like Magna-Ready and Magnaclick are making adaptive clothing for people with joint pain, arthritis, and disabilities, as well as those who just have trouble dressing.  Adaptive clothing has also been recently added by companies like Target for those with sensory issues who are sensitive to certain textures and materials. Continue reading →
  8. 5 Uses for Block Magnets

    5 Uses for Block Magnets
    Block magnets are one of the most popular and versatile magnets we sell at Apex Magnets. When compared to a disc magnet of the same thickness, they have more surface area resulting in a stronger magnetic pull—the pull force of our block magnets ranges from 0.6 pounds to roughly 1,082 pounds! We also sell a variety of countersunk blocks with holes that allow you to use screws, nails, or bolts to attach the magnet to a different material. Continue reading →
  9. The Mystery and Fun of Magnet Fishing

    The Mystery and Fun of Magnet Fishing
    We tend to think of litter as trash left out on the street, painfully close to the garbage can, but not quite inside of it. But what about the metal items lost or thrown into streams, canals, and oceans? One family from Hall Lane in Tipton, U.K. has made a hobby of “magnet fishing” for underwater litter. As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and you never know just what you’ll find at the depths of your local canal. Continue reading →
  10. From Bars to Spheres: Which Magnet Shape is Best For Your Application?

    From Bars to Spheres: Which Magnet Shape is Best For Your Application?
    Magnets come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes – Apex alone offers 450 different types – and each geometric variant has unique benefits. With so many options, it might feel overwhelming to choose. That’s why we created this short guide to help you narrow down your choices. Let’s run through the pros and cons of each common shape: bar, cube, cylinder, disc, block, and sphere.  Continue reading →

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