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31/07/2013

Conservatory Blinds – Create Your Own With Magnets

If you have a large conservatory attached to your house you will know just how expensive it can be sourcing and fitting the right blinds. Often during hot summer months there can be no break from the beating sun through the conservatory roof. Alex from Midlothian contacted our team to tell us how he had managed to control the amount of light coming through his conservatory roof using magnets. Using small neodymium magnets Alex was suspending elegant material from the roof of the conservatory. This clever but simple method blocked... Read More

31/07/2013

Ceiling Magnets – Hanging Fabric Using Magnets

Our magnets are used in a diverse range of applications and certainly one of the most popular is for fixing fabric to the ceilings and walls. Ever been to a wedding or church where fabric is draped down the ceiling and walls? – It can change the character of a room or building instantly without the need to have permanent fixtures up. You also have the flexibility to change the style or layout of the room as much as you want, with little hassle. Our customer, Rich, who kindly sent... Read More

31/07/2013

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 can drastically reduce the amount of debris created. Ray from Cornwall contacted us to tell us how he used our magnets to try and minimise the debris created in his workshop when working with metal on his lathe. Ray ordered a selection of our magnets to permanently fix onto three primary sections of his lathe. Ray placed a single magnet... Read More

31/07/2013

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 a button over the internet and from any computer or smartphone device.  With so many ways to get your photos, artwork and posters printed how do you ensure that the product you receive will stand out from the crowd? Gordon from Cambridgeshire contacted first4magnets.com to tell us how he had used our magnets to print a poster for a local... Read More

31/07/2013

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 which cut through the coil inside the microphone and as the coil moves back and forth through the magnetic field generated by the magnet, it creates an electric current which allows the sound waves to travel to your amplifier or headphones. Bjarni contacted us from Iceland to tell us how his father builds Icelandic Ribbon Microphones using magnets bought from... Read More

31/07/2013

Silicon Mould Magnets

We recently received an email from one of our customers explaining how they had introduced magnets into a part of their silicon mould production process.  Ron from Greater London uses our F307 Magnets in his silicon moulds to ensure that they fit accurately into tight plaster jackets. Ron explained that a series of physical keys are traditionally used to hold silicon moulds tightly into their plaster jacket.  These are usually very difficult to locate and can make removal of the fitted mould from the jacket very difficult.  By using small... Read More

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Shop Display Sign Magnets

Advertising your business on the high street amongst the hustle and bustle of busy shoppers can be difficult.  Marco from London contacted us to tell us how he has used our magnets to quickly change his shop signage throughout a day’s trading. Marco purchased our F356F 30mm x 3m ferrite magnets to use on a shop sign throughout the day.  Using a strong adhesive glue Marco attached the ferrite magnets to the back of advertising posters which allowed them to be attached and detached from the steel board quickly and... Read More

31/07/2013

Photographic Box Magnets

Keeping your photos safe and in good condition is important to almost everyone. With so many digital cameras and printers now available it is easy to lose track of all those found family photographs and fun holiday moments. Phillip from Bristol contacted us to share his latest project and tell us how he had used our magnets in his own photographic storage solution. Phillip had created a selection of handmade, finely detailed wooden storage boxes for storing individual photographic prints and photo albums. These finely crafted wooden boxes were designed... Read More

31/07/2013

Optical Microscope Magnets

Magnets continue to play an extremely important role in new and emerging modern technology. Our team was recently contacted by Maurice of Objective Imaging Ltd. Objective Imaging Ltd is a specialist company providing excellence and innovation for automated imaging applications in Microscopy. Maurice and his team had recently designed a new motorised stage for optical microscopes. To keep the parts of the imaging device both stable and easily accessible, which they needed to be, Maurice and his team tried a number of different solutions. After much trial and error he... Read More

31/07/2013

Office Work Station Magnets

Magnets are found in almost every office, warehouse and factory in some form or another.  Most commonly, our magnets can be found on magnetic whiteboards in office meeting rooms and kitchens keeping important information safe and easy to access by everyone. We were very pleased when we recently received an email from one of our customers showing us how they had fitted out a new office workspace using our magnets.  We felt that this was a great use of magnets and shows just how useful and easy it is to... Read More