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Bethany Twohig-Lawton

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

03/09/2020
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Using Countersunk Magnets on a playhouse

Hands up if you have ever wanted your own treehouse or playhouse as a child?! Us too! We recently heard from Mr and Mrs Kear, who built a playhouse for their Granddaughter. They also purchased some of our magnets to help with some finishing touches on the playhouse. Can you spot them from the finished result below? From the picture, we think you will agree that they have definitely won points for being the coolest Grandparents ever! Aside from this can you guess where our magnets have been used on... Read More

01/09/2020
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Using magnets & SteelFlex® to display artwork

Painting, digital printing or sketching is a great skill and finished results can take a long time. Once you have completed pieces, you will want to hang your work with pride. However, using pins and hooks could damage work. We recently heard from one of our customers Wendy who created the perfect solution for this! Wendy is an Artist who has recently created some abstract pieces and was wanting away to display in progress and finished work. To do this, she purchased 1 x SteelFlex® 20mm Wide Steel Tape &... Read More

28/07/2020
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Creating a ferrous surface on your kitchen cupboards

In a modern-day kitchen, built in appliances are a very popular choice, allowing things such as your fridge and freezer to be hidden away behind cupboard doors. Whilst your kitchen looks visually pleasing, it takes away the option to be able to pin up reminders, drawings or photos to your fridges with magnets. As a result of this, our experts often get calls on how they can create a surface for them to able to use magnets on. We recently heard from one of our customers who did just that.... Read More

24/07/2020
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Creating wardrobe closures with countersunk magnets

Ideal for furniture fixings, hanging artwork and keeping cupboard doors or drawers closed, countersunk magnets are the perfect tool for fixing to a non-magnetic surface. Their countersunk holes allow them to be screwed into place, with the screw sitting flush into the magnet. Countersunk magnets with opposite poles (north and south) on the countersunk face can be used to attract two surface together. We recently heard from a customer who did just that to on their wardrobe door, find out more below… For their application they purchased 1 x 30... Read More

23/07/2020
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Motorcycle parcel rack

There is no limit to how you can use magnets, this especially comes in handy when we hear from customers with unusual applications. Our sales team recently dealt with a customer who was looking for a way to secure their motorcycle parcel rack to their motorcycle. Our experts know that motorcycles can pick up speed, so they needed to ensure the magnets they recommend would stay securely in place. With this in mind, our experts recommended 20mm dia x 7mm thick N42 Neodymium Pot Magnet with M4 stud. Neodymium pot... Read More

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