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03/09/2019

How to use Neodymium magnets on a model aircraft

Magnets come in all shapes and sizes, with sizes as small as 1mm dia! Magnets of this size are extremely popular amongst craft and model making enthusiasts, as they can be easily hidden within fixings whilst providing strong hold. It is this exact reason that our customer Michael got in contact to demonstrate how he used our magnets in his 64″ span Hawker Hurricane model aircraft. Michael glued 8 of our 6mm dia x 0.5 thick N42 Neodymium magnets secure the model’s detachable hatch. Michael needed the hatch to be both secure in... Read More

30/08/2019
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How to secure canal boat doors with pot magnets

Each month we receive various emails from our customers demonstrating the use of our magnets. Recently we have been receiving more stories about customers using our magnets in various modes of transport and in this particular case, a canal boat! We were pleased to hear from one of our customers, Bob, who got in contact to share his creative yet very practical use of our magnets on his canal boat! Bob is amongst a number of volunteers from the Cotswold Canals Trust, who work tirelessly on restoring the Cotswold Canals.... Read More

01/08/2019

Create engaging POS displays with Magnetic Hooks

POS (Point of Sale) signage and displays are a pivotal part of any retail space, providing an eye-catching visual to entice customers and attract interest. Often the most difficult part of this is finding a suitable fixing method for hanging material that allows the user to easily change and update, whilst knowing that the signage/display is held securely in place.   Our extensive range of POS and retail display magnets provide the perfect solution; allowing for convenience, style, ease of application and a secure hold. What’s more, our magnets provide... Read More

29/07/2019

How to Create Magnetic Photoframes with Magnetic Tape

Have you ever wondered what makes a house a home? Well at MAGNET EXPERT®, we believe it’s those personal touches that add comfort and sentiment to each individual room, whether it’s the design itself, a piece of furniture, or decorations that adorn the walls and surfaces. Naturally, our team are always looking for innovative ways to simplify everyday tasks with magnetism, whether it is around the home, office or in industry solutions. Given we work in the industry, operate from our office in Tuxford, and retreat back to our homes... 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

21/06/2018

Create interactive magnetic walls with MagFlex® sheets

In February 2018, we added hundreds of new products to our wall coverings range, across MagFlex®, FerroFlex®, SteelFlex®, NeoFlex®, PrintFlex®, FerroPaint® and accessories! Each range offers something unique that can be used in various different ways for endless customer applications. Most recently, our customer, Louise, sent in some images of her Interactive Interiors magnetic wallpaper collection, where she uses our MagFlex® 620mm Wide Flexible Magnetic Sheets with 3M Self Adhesive to bring her creation to life! Louise started by applying the MagFlex® sheets to the wall using strong 3M self-adhesive. Our MagFlex® sheets utilise... Read More

14/06/2018

How to Apply FerroPaint®, the Magnetic Paint

FerroPaint® by Magnet Expert, is a revolutionary blend of paint and fine iron particles that once applied to walls, doors or furniture, creates a ferrous surface that magnets will attract to. It’s best used in homes, offices and schools to create an engaging space that you can interact with! Magnetically attract your favourite photos, marketing POS or pupil’s artwork in various walks of life. But how is FerroPaint® best applied? To help our customers apply FerroPaint®, we have produced this short video which shows: What you need How to prepare your surface... Read More

04/04/2016

Magnetic hooks for your BBQ

Barbecue season is that glorious time of the year when the weekday evenings get longer and the scent of freshly-cut grass and chargrilled meat fill the air. As you dust off the trusty grill for another summer of faithful service, consider a magnetic upgrade for your favourite utensils.   We’ve been there, mid-grill, as the sausages are on the cusp of turning from perfectly charred to burnt to a crisp, you are presented with another plate of uncooked burgers and you can’t hear yourself think above the din of the... Read More

04/04/2016
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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 help with creative projects. After all, magnets are a wonderful tool for creating interactive works of art as they instil a sense of wonder and curiosity in anyone who handles them. Recently, we were approached by artist Jenny Hall, Creative Director at Craftedspace who had a vision to create an exhibition that explored mining and the links between destruction and... Read More

13/01/2016
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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 made from the finest materials or a budget portable speaker. They all use the power of magnets. Before we look at how to specifically remove and replace a magnet in a speaker, we’ll firstly take a look at the science behind how magnetism is used to create sound. Audible sound is a result of vibrations and a speaker creates these... Read More