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20/11/2019

Secondary glazing with magnets

The nights are drawing in, the temperature is dropping, and frost is starting to appear, all the classicsigns that winter is approaching! Due to the cold weather our Experts frequently get asked about winter based applications, in particular about achieving secondary glazing with magnets. Secondary glazing is a cheaper solution to double glazing and is something you can install yourself. With this in mind, we have put together a simple step by step guide for you. All you need is our FerroFlex®, MagFlex® tapes and a plastic sheet. Benefits include:... Read More

13/11/2019

A simple solution to stopping light seepage with magnets

No one likes a bad night sleep, especially not from light seeping through your curtains. Sleep plays a vital role in everyone’s life it helps improve mental/physical health, it supports a healthy brain function and makes you more productive during the day. So why let the things like your curtains get in the way of this? Especially since this can be easily fixed with our simple solution! All you need is our Stitch In PVC coated ‘Quick Change’ Textile Magnets: Once you have purchased the stitch in PVC coated ‘quick... Read More

07/10/2019
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Keep your gates securely closed with countersunk magnets

Magnets are a quick and easy solution for keeping doors, cupboards and gates closed securely. Recently we had an inquiry from one of our customers, Steve, who required a magnetic solution for his gate. After speaking to one of our experts, Steve purchased: 1 x 25mm x 5mm thick x 6.0mm Neodymium Magnet – 11.2kg Pull NORTH 1 x 25mm x 5mm thick x 6.0mm Neodymium Magnet – 11.2kg Pull SOUTH. SHOP PRODUCTS These magnets are ideal for this application due to the countersunk central hole, which allows them to... Read More

03/09/2019
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Create your own marble run with magnets!

We strongly believe that you can have fun with magnets! We recently received an email from one of our customers, Ed, who proves this. He has recently been working on the Marble Mania summer exhibition at St Neots Museum. Marble Mania is a collaborative project from The Neotists, a local creative community in St Neots. The project is supported with a grant from Cambridge Community Reach fund. Ed is a local painter and decorator who was commissioned to build the exhibition. The main feature was a giant interactive marble run,... Read More

03/09/2019

How to use Neodymium magnets on a model aircraft

Magnets come in all shapes and sizes, with sizes as small as 1mm dia! Magnets of this size are extremely popular amongst craft and model making enthusiasts, as they can be easily hidden within fixings whilst providing strong hold. It is this exact reason that our customer Michael got in contact to demonstrate how he used our magnets in his 64″ span Hawker Hurricane model aircraft. Michael glued 8 of our 6mm dia x 0.5 thick N42 Neodymium magnets secure the model’s detachable hatch. Michael needed the hatch to be both secure in... Read More

30/08/2019
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How to secure canal boat doors with pot magnets

Each month we receive various emails from our customers demonstrating the use of our magnets. Recently we have been receiving more stories about customers using our magnets in various modes of transport and in this particular case, a canal boat! We were pleased to hear from one of our customers, Bob, who got in contact to share his creative yet very practical use of our magnets on his canal boat! Bob is amongst a number of volunteers from the Cotswold Canals Trust, who work tirelessly on restoring the Cotswold Canals.... Read More

01/08/2019

Create engaging POS displays with Magnetic Hooks

POS (Point of Sale) signage and displays are a pivotal part of any retail space, providing an eye-catching visual to entice customers and attract interest. Often the most difficult part of this is finding a suitable fixing method for hanging material that allows the user to easily change and update, whilst knowing that the signage/display is held securely in place.   Our extensive range of POS and retail display magnets provide the perfect solution; allowing for convenience, style, ease of application and a secure hold. What’s more, our magnets provide... Read More

29/07/2019

How to Create Magnetic Photoframes with Magnetic Tape

Have you ever wondered what makes a house a home? Well at MAGNET EXPERT®, we believe it’s those personal touches that add comfort and sentiment to each individual room, whether it’s the design itself, a piece of furniture, or decorations that adorn the walls and surfaces. Naturally, our team are always looking for innovative ways to simplify everyday tasks with magnetism, whether it is around the home, office or in industry solutions. Given we work in the industry, operate from our office in Tuxford, and retreat back to our homes... Read More

26/06/2018

Magnetic Solutions for Steel Containers

Steel shipping containers offer the perfect surface for magnets to attract to due to their high level of iron. Generally, there are three types of steel containers – those for transporting goods, converted shipping containers and purpose built stores. Each variation of container has its own merits, but one common characteristic is their ferrous shell, which enables users to apply magnetic solutions to get the maximum performance from their container. At Magnet Expert, we pride ourselves on finding solutions to your day to day tasks and helping you to improve with creative... Read More

21/06/2018

Create interactive magnetic walls with MagFlex® sheets

In February 2018, we added hundreds of new products to our wall coverings range, across MagFlex®, FerroFlex®, SteelFlex®, NeoFlex®, PrintFlex®, FerroPaint® and accessories! Each range offers something unique that can be used in various different ways for endless customer applications. Most recently, our customer, Louise, sent in some images of her Interactive Interiors magnetic wallpaper collection, where she uses our MagFlex® 620mm Wide Flexible Magnetic Sheets with 3M Self Adhesive to bring her creation to life! Louise started by applying the MagFlex® sheets to the wall using strong 3M self-adhesive. Our MagFlex® sheets utilise... Read More