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Bethany Twohig-Lawton

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! Kelly simply cut the MagFlex® sheets into different snow man shape and features and applied them to her garage door. She created a number of different pieces so her and her children could build the snowmen in a variety of ways. Check out her creations below: As you can... 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

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