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DIY Magnet Applications

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

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

20/04/2020
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Fix and secure your shower door with our magnetic tapes!

Who loves nothing more than having a good old steam in the shower? However, over time your shower door can become worn. This can lead to the door not closing properly, which can cause your shower to leak. Our quick DIY trick will fix your shower in no time!  All you will need is some of our Magflex, FerroFlex, measuring tape and some scissors. Step 1 Clean and remove any old fixing or sealant from the opening side of your shower door and shower frame. Step 2 Measure the opening... Read More

07/04/2020
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Hanging artwork with counterbore magnets

Hanging pictures and artwork at home is an extremely common application amongst our customers. Artwork comes in all shapes, sizes and materials, which can often make securing to walls difficult. But don’t worry, with the help of our experts we will take on any challenge! We recently had a visit from our customers, Mr and Mrs Wilson, they were looking to display their artwork on their dining room wall.  The piece was circular in shape and was made from steel, you can view the artwork below. They wanted to fit... Read More

24/03/2020
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Door closures with countersunk magnets

We have recently been working with Peter Bell Architects on their recent installation. They were looking to build a ‘wall’ to hide the base of a staircase to the basement of an early Victorian house. The ‘wall’ appears to look like a wall of panels and cupboard doors, where in fact one of the panels pivots to reveal a staircase. They were after a solution that would create a sleek and subtle closure, to echo the wall illusion. So, how did our magnets help? Our experts advised they purchase: 20mm... Read More