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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

02/12/2020
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Display your Christmas Cards with magnets!

Have you finished writing up your Christmas cards? Or maybe this year being the way it’s been, you have lost touch with loved ones, and have decided to pick up a pen and paper and write to them! We believe cards and letters are the best gift to receive. You may be be wondering why we are discussing Christmas cards? Well today marks, Christmas Card Day! In 1843, the first commercial Christmas card was created in England by Sir Henry Cole. He had the idea of sharing the Christmas spirit... Read More

01/12/2020
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Using FerroFlex® to hit the slopes

Getting into the spirit of things, we thought we would share with you a Christmas themed customer application! We are amazed by all the creative and crafty ways our customers utilise our magnets, and this one is certainly getting everyone in the Christmas spirit! One of our customers came to speak with our experts to create an at home ski slope. For this project the lady has a snowboarder that she wanted to move up and down her handmade ski slope. From our experts advice, she purchased FerroFlex® 20mm Wide... Read More

01/12/2020
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Create your own interactive magnetic advent calendar!

♫ Well I wish it could be Christmas everyday. When the kids start singing and the band begins to play. Oh, I wish it could be Christmas everyday. Let the bells ring out for Christmasss…. ♫ I think you can tell we are excited for Christmas this year! Even though Christmas may not be the same this year, it doesn’t mean we can’t make the most of things at home. That is just what our customers Jim and Kate have been doing. They have created a series of interactive magnetic... Read More

19/11/2020
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ORGANISING STOCK WITH MAGNETS

Working in environments where you handle vast amounts of stock and products, it’s essential they are organised efficiently to avoid any confusion. Our experts have been currently been working with LUR who wanted to create a system to label up their products. LUR design and produce railway products, castings and forgings intended for all industrial sectors, as well as tool steels and forged ingots. Our customer wanted their stock system to be both highly visible, as well as ensuring that the stock indicators were not left on during further processing... Read More

13/10/2020
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MAGNETS USED IN PROPS AND COSTUME DESIGN

You may have seen in previous posts, that we are big Star Wars fans! Eric, one of our Technical Experts, who is also a huge fan, has recently been working with one of our customers, Huw, on his latest costume and prop applications.  Huw is part of the Worldwide 501st Legion Star Wars Costumers.  501st Legion Star Wars Costumers is directly linked to Disney/Lucasfilm; they build all their own costumes to exact screen correctness. In Huw’s words, “It’s a labour of love in most cases, and a case of sourcing parts from... Read More

30/09/2020
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Creating your own campervan magnetic blinds!

Here is another great example of creating campervan curtains! This application is very popular amongst our customers and we love to hear how they create them, and due to the versatility of magnets, there are so many ways in which you can create this!  We recently heard from a customer who originally was attaching the curtains with suctions cups, but they found their windscreen heaters was interfering with the fitting. Their solution, magnets! To make the blinds they measured and cut foam to the size of their window and with their chosen fabric, they glued the frame on to the fabric and then folded the... Read More