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Bethany Twohig-Lawton

30/06/2020
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Using countersunk magnets on your bi-folding doors

With the temperatures rising, we are receiving an increasing number of calls on summer-based applications. We recently heard from one of our customers who was looking for a solution for folding and holding their bi folding doors open. Our experts advised the customer to purchase pack of 10 rubber coated countersunk magnets.  These magnets are countersunk on both sides and are have north facing one side and south facing on the other. The north side is marked out by a hole made within the rubber coating. Rubber coating magnets are... Read More

23/06/2020
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DIY Magnetic levitation stand

Magnetic levitation also known as magnetic suspension, is a method by which an object is suspended with no support other than magnetic fields. For magnetic levitation to happen you would require two large, strong magnets set to repel and one will levitate above the other. However, it is not as easy as it may sound because magnets always want to attract to each other. This causes the repelling magnets to move and flip so they can join back together. So, before you try magnetic levitation please be aware that the... Read More

22/06/2020
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DIY Magnetic Fly Screen

The sun is shining, the birds are singing and your heating is officially switched off! This can only mean one thing, summer has arrived! The time of year where you leave your back door open to let the kids run in and out from the garden, whilst letting in a cool breeze to swirl around your house. A tranquillise scene pictured until buzz, buzz, BUZZZZZ… That’s right, flies and bugs have entered your home. But don’t worry, our experts have a solution to help debug your houses and motor-homes this... Read More

27/05/2020
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MAGNETS FOR MODEL AEROPLANES

Whether it’s a controlled or sudden landing, there is great impact on model planes when this occurs. Many model makers look for a secure structure to ensure their models are protected when landing, and one of our customers, Tim, was looking for this exact solution. He informed our team that he was gluing the wings of the plane on to the main structure, and when the model landed after flight, the wings were breaking off on impact. After speaking with our Sales Advisor, Nathan, Tim purchased F331-50 – 3mm dia... Read More

22/05/2020
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DIY Tax/ Insurance document holder

In Ireland it is still law to display your tax/insurance documents in your cars window screen. We recently heard from one of our customers, John Quinn, who created their own Tax/ Insurance document holder with our magnetic and ferrous sheets. See the final result below… With the help of Johns pictures, we have put together a step by step guide for you to follow, to create your own! For the application we recommend you use MagFlex® + Ultra A4 adhesive sheet and FerroFlex® 590/620mm Wide Flexible Ferrous Sheet. Our MagFlex®... Read More

14/05/2020
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MAGNETIC BRONZER & EYE SHADOW PALETTE

Bronzer and eye shadow palettes have become a must have item in many make-up collections. We recently heard from one of our customers who had a great idea of creating her own magnetic bronzer and eye palette, which would allow her to magnetically attach her bronzer and eye shadow palettes so they held securely in place. For this application our customer used a ruler, box, craft knife, glue, magnetic sheet, self adhesive disc magnets and a collection of her favourite bronzers and eye shadows. Then follow these easy steps… Step... Read More

11/05/2020
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How to create magnetic curtains for your campervans

We are often asked by many of our customers how they can stop light seepage from curtains, and this question also echoes with our campervan and caravan customers. We recently heard from one of our customers, Chirpy, who definitely has a passion for life and for his campervans! He emailed us some great photos with a lovely message that made us all smile!    Chirpy was originally working on some campervan curtains for one of his client’s campervan, but due to lockdown he had to put the project on hold.... Read More

04/05/2020
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May the fourth be with you…

In the spirit of things, we thought we would share with you a Star Wars themed customer application! We are always amazed at the creative ways our customers use our magnets, and this application is extremely creative! One of our customers came in to speak with our experts and to show his amazing Yoda mould creations. He created an intricately designed Yoda head, moulded from clay, sculpted and painted – we think they are brilliant! So why was he looking for magnets for his Yoda moulds? He was looking to... Read More

04/05/2020

Help stop the spread of germs

It’s essential we do our utmost to help prevent the spread of germs to our employees and customers. This simple trick will enable you to place hand sanitiser around your warehouses, shop floors, entrance doors or any steel surfaces. All you will need is some hand sanitiser and our adhesive rectangular magnets! We suggest using our adhesive 50 x 10 x 2mm thick N42 Neodymium Magnet. They have 1.1kg slide resistance, and with most sanitiser bottles being 500g, it will securely hold the bottle and be able to withstand people... Read More

23/04/2020

Applying social distancing to your construction sites with magnetic tape

Social distancing is one of the rules introduced by the government during this pandemic. With some businesses having to close during this time there are still some industries, for example construction and mechanics, still open and still working hard to provide us all with their services. These industries especially need to adhere to the rules to keep safe. So, we have put together this simple yet effect method for marking out the 2 metre social distancing rule. This method can be used in many trades/industries such as scaffolding sites, production... Read More