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Craft And Model Magnet Applications

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

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

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

23/06/2020
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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

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

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 steel discs 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

20/04/2020
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Trinket box application

We stock magnets in all different shapes and sizes. You may look at our range of 2mm to 10mm dia magnets and wonder what you would use them for? Well recently we received an email from our customer, Morley, who used our 4mm dia x 1mm thick N42 Neodymium Magnet, in their trinket box application. They simply super glued one magnet to the lid and another to the box rim. When the lid closes the magnets will attract, allowing the box to close securely. We would like to thank Morley... Read More