Archive

September 2013

16/09/2013
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Using magnets to hang artwork

At first4magnets.com, we have helped hundreds of artists, exhibitors and curators looking for the ideal magnets to hang artwork in their exhibitions, galleries and displays. Each callers’ problem is similar; they are looking for a simple and stylish way to hang artwork that won’t damage the artwork or the walls and will also allow for individual pieces of art, sometimes really large pieces, to be swiftly swapped and changed. There are a number of ways this can be achieved using strategically placed, strong but importantly, inconspicuous magnets. The photos below,... Read More

16/09/2013

Magnets for model making and engineering

Magnets find many uses in model making and engineering; aside from holding parts of finished models together they can be really useful aids during the construction of models. These application photos demonstrating the use of 8mm x 8mm cylindrical neodymium (N42) magnets kindly sent to us by a customer, who is also a member of the Guildford Model Engineering Society, show just how they can be used to aid construction. This particular customer was in the midst of constructing a small-scale stream locomotive when he approached us and enquired about... Read More

16/09/2013
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Magnetic vehicle signs

Vehicle signs are a fantastic way of getting your message to the millions of motorists and passengers who travel by car every day. If you own a business you need to make sure your vehicles look their best and portray your company’s brand – magnetic vehicle signs are the most cost-effective, durable and flexible option. Studies show that vehicle signage is seen by more different types of people than any other form of advertising and with over 70 billion vehicle miles being driven on UK roads each quarter, it’s easy... Read More

06/09/2013
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Creating a hidden magnetic gate latch

Creating a hidden magnetic gate latch need not be a costly or a difficult job. There are several ways you can create a hidden locking mechanism on a garden gate, including different ways of using magnets. Peter, from Cambridgeshire recently emailed our technical experts in search of a little advice and inspiration. Peter explained that he was in the process of creating a gate to keep his cats out of a section of his garden. Peter had considered cup, magnet and steel disc systems but was looking for a more... Read More

06/09/2013
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Don’t let midges and flies ruin your holiday road trip

Midges and flies are common seasonal pests, especially when the weather is warm and damp. They are notorious in Scotland and mainland Europe so if you are planning a road trip with your camper van or motor home you will need an insect and fly screen on your windows, particularly during sticky warm days! This was a problem faced recently by one of our customers who wanted a fly screen for her vintage camper van but didn’t want to have one permanently fixed. The customer had already had some bespoke... Read More