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Professional Magnet Applications

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

04/05/2020

Help stop the spread of germs

It’s essential we do our utmost to help prevent the spread of germs to our employees and customers. This simple trick will enable you to place hand sanitiser around your warehouses, shop floors, entrance doors or any steel surfaces. All you will need is some hand sanitiser and our adhesive rectangular magnets! We suggest using our adhesive 50 x 10 x 2mm thick N42 Neodymium Magnet. They have 1.1kg slide resistance, and with most sanitiser bottles being 500g, it will securely hold the bottle and be able to withstand people... Read More

23/04/2020

Applying social distancing to your construction sites with magnetic tape

Social distancing is one of the rules introduced by the government during this pandemic. With some businesses having to close during this time there are still some industries, for example construction and mechanics, still open and still working hard to provide us all with their services. These industries especially need to adhere to the rules to keep safe. So, we have put together this simple yet effect method for marking out the 2 metre social distancing rule. This method can be used in many trades/industries such as scaffolding sites, production... 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

26/06/2018

Magnetic Solutions for Steel Containers

Steel shipping containers offer the perfect surface for magnets to attract to due to their high level of iron. Generally, there are three types of steel containers – those for transporting goods, converted shipping containers and purpose built stores. Each variation of container has its own merits, but one common characteristic is their ferrous shell, which enables users to apply magnetic solutions to get the maximum performance from their container. At Magnet Expert, we pride ourselves on finding solutions to your day to day tasks and helping you to improve with creative... Read More

28/09/2015
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Securing cables to a steel surface

  Drilling into a steel surface is time consuming and permanent, with no margin for error or adjustment once the holes are drilled. This can present problems when you need to secure cables to the walls of a steel clad building quickly and easily. Using a magnetic cable tie mount to secure cables is a great solution. It not only saves time on the installation but enables the installer to easily and quickly reposition the anchor points during or after installation. As well as simply securing cables, magnetic cable tie... Read More

26/03/2014
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Magnets and textiles

Renowned for their function, rather than their style, magnets are more likely to be found on a cat flap rather than the catwalk. It is their function however that allows greater creative expression than a standard needle and thread; something that is at the heart of Elnaz’s work, a hybrid designer/artist and student studying a BA in Textiles in Practice at the Manchester School of Art. Elnaz has used many magnets from first4magnets in her pieces, most recently exhibited in Paris at the L’aiguille en Fete embroidery show where her... Read More

20/11/2013
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Using magnets for stop motion animation

Stop motion is a technique using plasticine or clay models and sets which are shot one frame at a time. Between each frame the models and set are moved very slightly to give the impression of movement before the process is repeated and the next frame is shot. Stop motion animation has a long and varied history in film used, for the first time before 1900 and throughout the boom of silent movies. More recently, much loved characters Wallace and Gromit and their exploits were created using the technique of... Read More

16/09/2013
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Using magnets to hang artwork

At first4magnets.com, we have helped hundreds of artists, exhibitors and curators looking for the ideal magnets to hang artwork in their exhibitions, galleries and displays. Each callers’ problem is similar; they are looking for a simple and stylish way to hang artwork that won’t damage the artwork or the walls and will also allow for individual pieces of art, sometimes really large pieces, to be swiftly swapped and changed. There are a number of ways this can be achieved using strategically placed, strong but importantly, inconspicuous magnets. The photos below,... Read More

16/09/2013
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Magnetic vehicle signs

Vehicle signs are a fantastic way of getting your message to the millions of motorists and passengers who travel by car every day. If you own a business you need to make sure your vehicles look their best and portray your company’s brand – magnetic vehicle signs are the most cost-effective, durable and flexible option. Studies show that vehicle signage is seen by more different types of people than any other form of advertising and with over 70 billion vehicle miles being driven on UK roads each quarter, it’s easy... Read More