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01/07/2021
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How are Alnico magnets important to electric guitars?

Our magnets are used in an array of applications including filtration and separation to everyday objects like smartphones, one use of alnico magnets which may not commonly be known is in electric guitars. So, if you’ve ever been guitar shopping or though about learning to play, you’ll have stumbled across the term alnico pickups. But what exactly are alnico pickups and why are alnico magnets used? What are Alnico magnets? Alnico is an acronym comprising of the first letter of the three metallic elements used to produce the magnets Aluminium,... Read More

08/01/2021
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National Static Electricity Day!

It has been experienced by a majority of us, whether you were rubbing a party balloon on your head and sticking it to the wall or shuffling your feet across the floor to give your friends or family an cheeky little shock. Static electricity has occasionally added a spark to everyone’s day. Every year national static electricity day is celebrated on the 9th January. This day is dedicated to the observance of static electricity and investigates how we may cause it. Static electricity is vastly different from the electrical current... Read More

22/09/2020
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EXPERT MAGNET OF THE MONTH – FERRITE SWEEPER

This month’s expert magnet of the month is our Ferrite Sweeper and with a staggering 40% off for a limited time is certainly something to shout about! If you are looking for a lightweight and durable method for sweeping loose ferrous loads, our 22” Ferrite magnetic sweeper provides a great solution! The adjustable handle allows for use in a variety of environments, and the easy to operate switchable release allows for simple disposal of ferrous loads. Product Specification Ferrite Magnetic Sweeper With Switchable Release 22 inch Ferrite magnetic face. Chunky... Read More

21/09/2020
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National Recycling Week – How do magnets play their part?

National Recycle Week is back for it’s 17th year! The week of celebration was put together by WRAP under the Recycle Now brand. The theme of the week changes each year and this years theme is ‘Together- We Recycle’. This years theme wanted to represent COVID-19 and recognise the sacrifices that our recycling and waste key workers and communities have made to recycling and their continued support to making the world around us a better place, even during a difficult time. Did you know magnets have key roles in recycling... Read More

07/08/2020
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Clink, Happy International Beer Day!

You’ll notice when you go into your local pub or any pub around the world there is guaranteed to be rows and rows of beer taps full of various types of beers. We all have our favourites, and today is the day for enjoying one and giving a toast to International Beer Day! International Beer Day was born in Santa Cruz, California, where the founders felt it was important to celebrate the craft of brewing and showing appreciation to those who craft and serve beer. So with all this excitement,... Read More

22/07/2020
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GOOD TO KNOWS ON OUR FLEXIBLE ADHESIVE RANGE

Here we have put together all you need to know about our flexible adhesive range, from top tips to frequently asked questions. Top tip Our number one rule for when you use any of our products with adhesive backing, is once you stick the product down, you must leave the adhesive to cure for 24-32 hours. If you don’t, you risk the product peeling away. Are SteelFlex®/ FerroFlex® magnets? SteelFlex® and FerroFlex® range are not magnets. They are in fact made from a ferrous material, which magnets attract to. For... Read More

10/07/2020
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EXPERT PRODUCT OF THE MONTH- FERROFLEX®

Our range of FerroFlex® comes in forms of tapes and sheets. FerroFlex® can be cut to any size allowing you to turn walls and desks and any space into a creative workspace. From chalkboard to dry-wipe, there’s a finish to suit any requirement. With this in mind, we have put together all the information you need to know about the product here. We shall cover frequently asked questions, the different types of products and how to apply them, common applications and some tips and tricks from our experts! Frequently asked... Read More

01/06/2020
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How does the International Space Station use magnets?

Did you watch the space launch on Saturday? We certainly did! SpaceX Dragon has successfully launched into space on Saturday 30th May 2020 and has now arrived at the International Space Station (ISS)! This is an incredible achievement within space history. Here are some fun facts and research done by ISS with the use of magnets! FOOD AND DRINK In space you can’t simply place something on a surface and walk away from it. It is reported astronauts often lose things and can spend their time searching for lost items.... Read More

29/05/2020
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Magnets in space

Who’s excited for the SpaceX launch on Saturday? We certainly are! For those of you unsure, Nasa and SpaceX are making history this Saturday 30th May, by launching two astronauts into space from US soil for the first time since 2011! Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are due to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) at 8.22pm UK time, in a spacecraft built by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s company. If successful, this will be the first time this act would have been performed by a privately-owned company. The mission... Read More

16/04/2020
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Magnets in TV programmes

Leading on from Magnets in movies, they are also referenced amongst our favourite TV programmes. We will try and avoid any spoilers; in case you haven’t watched the programmes we discuss. So, let’s get started… Breaking Bad Using a monster scrapyard magnet to erase all data from a computer hard drive through a concrete wall. Would this really work? In this episode Mike, Walt and Jesse discover the laptop with incriminating evidence on has already been placed in the police station evidence room. This leads to Mike and Walt arguing... Read More