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  1. 3 Magnetic DIYs For the Backyard

    3 Magnetic DIYs For the Backyard
    If you’re looking for ways to have fun outdoors with the family but don’t want to just buy another toy, check out these magnetic DIYs that are functional AND fun.  Create your own backyard planetarium This project takes a little skill and a lot of time and patience. You’re only a Zip Tie Domes kit, projector, sewing machine, and sound...
  2. 4 Ways to Use Magnets To Upgrade Your Gardening

    4 Ways to Use Magnets To Upgrade Your Gardening
    ‘Tis the season for gardening! Over the years, we’ve shared a few magnetic hacks, tips, and crafts to help in your gardening efforts, but we wanted to do a round up of a few of our favorites.  Continue reading →
  3. DIY Magnet Craft: Spring Weather Checker

    DIY Magnet Craft: Spring Weather Checker
    You might know the popular saying, “April showers bring May flowers,” and no matter where you live, we all know how unpredictable spring weather can be. Rainy days might mean more time indoors, but it can be fun for young kids to play weatherperson during a season with so much variety.  To combine education and crafting, we’re sharing this magnet DIY made up of a cloud, the sun, a raindrop, a rainbow, and a flower to help little ones predict the weather.  Thanks to the magnets, this can be kept on the kitchen fridge or even on desks for daily weather checks. Whichever way you choose to use these adorable spring magnets, though, the kids will have fun with it! Just remember that when handling magnets children should be under adult supervision, with adults handling the magnets at all times.  Continue reading →
  4. Magnetic Crafts and DIYs for Mother’s Day

    Magnetic Crafts and DIYs for Mother’s Day
    While one of the best gifts to give mom would be a day off, handmade gifts from her little ones comes in a close second. This year, give mom a gift that’s not only thoughtful but functional — we’re talking about magnetic crafts! As always, these projects should be done with adult supervision, with adults handling the magnets at all times. We’ve got two different sets of magnetic diys that mom will love — personalized fridge magnets and upgrades to your standard picture frame. Check them out below! Continue reading →
  5. 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 →
  6. 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 →
  7. 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 →
  8. Spring Cleaning Magnetic Hacks for the Bedroom, Bathroom, and Kitchen

    Spring Cleaning Magnetic Hacks for the Bedroom, Bathroom, and Kitchen
    This past year we’ve spent a lot of time in our houses — we could all use a spring refresh! There are so many cleaning guides and hacks out there, so we wanted to give our Apex spin on this topic... with magnet hacks and DIYs to not only make this spring cleaning easier, but to make future cleanings in your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and living room easier as well!  Continue reading →
  9. Magnetic DIY Roundup for Spring

    Magnetic DIY Roundup for Spring
    The last of the winter snow is melting, signaling that Spring is nearly here! To celebrate the changing of seasons, we have compiled a list of our favorite magnetic DIYs.  After seeing these festive springtime crafts, you’ll want to make them all!  Continue reading →
  10. 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 →

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