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Craft And Model Magnet Applications

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! For this application she purchased a variety of our colourful magnetic sheets, a pair of scissors and a creative mind. Our MagFlex® sheets with brightly coloured laminated PVC fronts are ideal for creating signs and displays and are available in white, red, black, yellow, orange, green and blue. Each... Read More

02/12/2020
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Display your Christmas Cards with magnets!

Have you finished writing up your Christmas cards? Or maybe this year being the way it’s been, you have lost touch with loved ones, and have decided to pick up a pen and paper and write to them! We believe cards and letters are the best gift to receive. You may be be wondering why we are discussing Christmas cards? Well today marks, Christmas Card Day! In 1843, the first commercial Christmas card was created in England by Sir Henry Cole. He had the idea of sharing the Christmas spirit... Read More

01/12/2020
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Using FerroFlex® to hit the slopes

Getting into the spirit of things, we thought we would share with you a Christmas themed customer application! We are amazed by all the creative and crafty ways our customers utilise our magnets, and this one is certainly getting everyone in the Christmas spirit! One of our customers came to speak with our experts to create an at home ski slope. For this project the lady has a snowboarder that she wanted to move up and down her handmade ski slope. From our experts advice, she purchased FerroFlex® 20mm Wide... Read More

01/12/2020
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Create your own interactive magnetic advent calendar!

♫ Well I wish it could be Christmas everyday. When the kids start singing and the band begins to play. Oh, I wish it could be Christmas everyday. Let the bells ring out for Christmasss…. ♫ I think you can tell we are excited for Christmas this year! Even though Christmas may not be the same this year, it doesn’t mean we can’t make the most of things at home. That is just what our customers Jim and Kate have been doing. They have created a series of interactive magnetic... 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

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