Applications | first4magnets.com

01/08/2013

Music Stand Magnets

If you are a musician performing outside you, like so many others will have experienced the difficulty of keeping music attached to your music stand in moderate or high winds. While almost all music stands are manufactured with an adjustable metal bar across the top of the stand, this fails to keep the bottom of your manuscript paper in place. So how else can you safely keep your music in place when performing? Robert from Gloucestershire was very pleased to contact us and tell us how he had created a... Read More

01/08/2013

Magnets in Costume Design

We regularly receive calls and emails from customers who are looking to use magnets for producing costumes. They offer actors and artists the ability to remove components of clothing quickly, easily and without any nasty Velcro noise! We were pleased when our customer, Adrian, told us that he wanted to send photographs of his Halloween costume so we could demonstrate how magnets can be utilised for this unique application. Adrian has carefully adhered small circular neodymium magnets to his ‘mask helmet’ and also to the face mask of his costume.... Read More

01/08/2013
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Magnets in Caravans – Skylight Catch

Each month we receive a high volume of enquiries from customers wanting to use magnets in their caravans. Magnet applications in caravans are becoming increasingly common, with most owners wanting to hang fixtures and fittings inside the caravan without making permanent alterations. When one of our customers contacted us to tell us about their application we were pleased to hear how our magnets had again solved a small but simple caravan problem Paul from Essex had been having problems with a broken fastening on his caravan skylight. The plastic clips... Read More

01/08/2013

Magnetic Retrieval

It is widely known that magnets can be used for retrieval of ferrous objects, and they have been for many years. You will find amateur treasure finders have used magnets to find precious metals, keys or jewellery. We also have manufacturing companies using large magnets to pick up nails or metal filings from car parks, workshops etc Magnetic Retrieval is now a big part of the industry and many people seek to make their own retrieval devices. Our customer, Tony, originally came through to us with an idea to build... Read More

31/07/2013

Magnetic Picture Frames

Hanging picture frames with magnets sounds like it might be a difficult task? Why not use a traditional picture hook or nail you might ask? Well one of our customers, Nicola from Manchester, might just be able to answer that question for you! Nicola contacted us with a problem in her work office. Unlike most office environments the walls of Nicola’s company office were constructed entirely of steel. Nicola explained that she was completely unable to use any type of screw, hook or nail fixture to hang important company certificates... Read More

31/07/2013

Magnetic Hooks for Jewellery

Making the most of space is important to any home owner. Have you ever had a small cupboard or draw and wondered how to make the most of it? Or do you have a large range of jewellery and wondered how to store it safely? We were recently contacted by Trudy from Cheshire who had come up with a unique way to not only make the most of a small space, but keep her jewellery tidy, organised and easily accessible. Using a selection of our magnetic hooks Trudy was able... Read More

31/07/2013

Magnetic Desktop Cable Tie

If like many computer users you keep a degree of computer and laptop cables floating around your desktop, you know just how easy it is for them to disappear down the back into the unknown.  Tim from Cambridge contacted us to tell us about his ingenious solution to this age old problem Tim had previously used a traditional bulldog clip at the back of his desk to hook/hold wires he wasn’t using when he removed his laptop. While this worked well it became more of a hassle to hook un-used... Read More

31/07/2013

Magnetic Chair – Shooting

Each week at first4magnets.com we receive a high volume of emails from customers telling us about their magnet applications. We recently received an email from Stuart in Essex telling us about his extremely unique magnet application. Stuart is a big fan of shooting and wanted to use our magnets to solve a problem he was experiencing when shooting regularly with friends. While waiting to shoot a clay pigeon he usually sits down on a shooting chair with a large spike at the bottom surrounded by an aluminium plate. The spike... Read More

31/07/2013
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Magnetic Car Cover

Clearing frost on your car during the winter months is an unwelcome task and the last thing you want to spend time doing as you leave the cosy warmth of your house to head to work or drop the kids off at school. What’s more, the more late you seem to be, the thicker the frost always is! By placing a cover over your car when parking up for the night will prevent or reduce the amount of frost that will build up on your windows, saving you lots of... Read More

31/07/2013
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Kitchen Magnets

We are so pleased that our customer, Ian from Scott & Gray Ltd has sent in information about his application. The use of neodymium magnets in kitchen applications has increase significantly over the last couple of years and is now one of the most popular and recognized applications for neodymium magnets. The reason Neodymium magnets are so sought after is that they offer an extremely discreet solution to hold cupboard doors and drawers closed. You would normally find the magnet recessed into the door itself and the frame, with the... Read More