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Technical Magnet Applications

Mining-inspired interactive sculpture brought to life with magnets

At first4magnets we are proud to have worked with many inspirational creative people over the years including artists, sculptors, architects and designers and we literally jump at the chance to … Continue reading

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Replacing the magnet in a speaker

Finely tuned speakers can cost hundreds of pounds, however, when you open up a speaker the basic fundamental parts are startlingly similar whether you are looking at a high-end brand … Continue reading

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The World’s first unpowered horizontal magnetic levitation device

To anyone interested in magnets and magnetism levitation and devices that facilitate this are fascinating, none more-so than the Halitron™. The Halitron is the world’s first unpowered horizontal magnetic levitation … Continue reading

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A pair of miners' safety lamps. Left: Regular lamp with magnetic lock. Right: Deputy's lamp.

Using magnets to release a miners’ safety lamp magnetic lock

Mining has always been a dangerous job. It was particularly dangerous in the 1800s when miners had to carry naked flames to light their way, which led to many fatal … Continue reading

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Lathe Magnets – Using Magnets for Metal Lathing

Using workshop lathes can create a great amount of dust, debris and cleaning up. Depending on the type of lathe you are using and the material you are lathing you … Continue reading

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Galley Magnets – Letterpress Printing

Technology for printing on magnetic sheets and onto magnetic surfaces is now very common and readily available across the world. Digital photo printing can be done with the touch of … Continue reading

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Dynamic Microphone Magnets

It is without question that Neodymium magnets are one of the most important and key components of a modern microphone. Useful fact: Our high quality Neodymium magnets produce magnetic fields … Continue reading

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