Applications | first4magnets.com

08/06/2021
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Home-made Magnetic Wall Calendar

We always appreciate our customers getting in touch to show us then creative way they are using our magnets, and one customer has shown us their home-made calendar using our magnets. Steve began with a 9mm piece of ply and a 0.75mmm thick piece of steel, 800mm x 500mm in size. The calendar template was simply printed from his PC and covered in plastic before being stuck to the steel. Now with a calendar template Steve was able to use some 11.5 aluminium strips for the days of the month... Read More

04/06/2021
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Hanging a tool bag with magnets

Our magnets are perfect solutions for our customers problems, and we love nothing more than seeing the clever ways in which are magnets can be used to make day to day life easier. One of our customers recently got in touch to show us how our magnets have made their working life easier. Duncan, an electrician from Scotland, has been able to modify his tool pouches with magnets so they can be hung at a more suitable height for working. Having first seen the idea on an Instagram post one... Read More

24/05/2021
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Improving a board game with Magnets

With lockdown restrictions gradually being eased here in the UK, there is a positive feeling ahead of the upcoming summer and one tradition may be able to make a big return, family game nights. Family game nights always present fun, laughter and a challenge for the competitive amongst us! For the avid board game fans, you may be looking at ways in which you can create your own, or even improve an existing game – well why not take inspiration from our customer, Steven Vacher, who’s used over 400 magnets... Read More

06/05/2021
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Keeping A Doll House Wardrobe Closed With Magnets

Over the past year with restrictions put in place to keep us safe, many people have had time to pick up a new hobby or give their hand to some DIY, one parent and customer has got into touch showing us the extra steps they have taken to make an amazing addition to their daughter’s doll house. This customer really has added a stunning addition to their daughter’s house of dreams which any parent would be proud to display and we were fascinated to find out our magnets played a... Read More

11/03/2021
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Using Disc Magnets in Warhammer

Warhammer 40,000 is a game played and loved by many people across the world and especially here in the UK where the original Games Workshop was founded in Hammersmith, West London over 45 years ago. Here at FIRST4MAGNETS we receive several emails regularly showing us how are magnets can be used in the game by players to swap weaponry and armour on the models. We most recently heard from a customer who had purchased 50 of our N35 Neodymium disc magnets in order to enhance his Warhammer collection. These small... Read More

08/03/2021
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Using Threaded Magnets on a Mobile Disco

With restrictions currently in place, we are all in hope that we will soon safely be able to meet friends and family again, and what better way would this be than through a party? With the summer of 2021 just around the corner, and just like everyone else our team is ready to make plans and attend parties when possible. Luckily for you we know the perfect attraction for any party this summer. Recently one of our customers got in touch to tell us how our magnets played a key... Read More

18/02/2021
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Getting Creative With Caravan Curtains Using Magnets!

There are many amazing and creative ways in which magnets can be used alongside every-day items to create amazing solutions. Have you ever thought about how you could re-purpose an old blanket, sleeping bag or material? Well, that’s exactly what a recent customer did with their sleeping bag, and all with the help of magnets! With a creative touch and the help of magnets, they shared with us how they made blinds for their caravan out of old sleeping bags – if you would like to find out how to... Read More

04/02/2021

Ways to test the magnetic force!

こんにちは (Kon’nichiwa!)Back in Summer 2019, a member of our team had their family over from Tokyo. Their uncle, Mr Twohig, a teacher of Science at St. Mary’s International School, was looking for educational materials to take back to his school in Japan. Whilst visiting, he purchased a collection of our science and education range. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, last years teaching was mostly done online. As restrictions are being lifted and life returning to some normality in Japan, in-person lesson planning can continue! Mr Twohig and his son, a... Read More

02/02/2021

Bringing life back to a Science demonstration dummy!

Your leg bone connected to your knee bone. Your knee bone connected to your thigh bone… You get the gist. Magnets are commonly used as a teaching aid or taught in science at secondary school. They can also be used to attach and hold things into place, and this is exactly what a Senior Science Technician used our magnets for. They used our magnets to connect their demonstration dummy’s body parts together. Originally the dummy was connected together with plastic pins, which kept snapping and breaking. They were looking for... Read More

22/12/2020
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Do you want to build a snowman?

Do you want to build a snowman? Unfortunately, we can’t always rely on the weather to provide us with a snowy Christmas or winter, however our customer, Kelly, has come up with a great solution for building snowmen whatever the weather! For this application she purchased a variety of our colourful magnetic sheets, a pair of scissors and a creative mind. Our MagFlex® sheets with brightly coloured laminated PVC fronts are ideal for creating signs and displays and are available in white, red, black, yellow, orange, green and blue. Each... Read More