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Customer Questions

02/05/2022
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6 Myths About Magnets

When it comes to magnets, there is a lot of facts and figures out there, but it can be hard to separate these facts from fiction. We hear our fair share of questions about magnets such as their make, properties, capabilities and effects. This is why we’ve put together a list of the 6 most common myths about magnets and explained why they aren’t true. Bigger magnets are stronger than smaller magnets The size of a magnet is not always relevant to its overall strength, several factors can determine the... Read More

25/04/2022
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How To Find The Right Magnets For You

There are several types of magnets on the market today and each type of different magnet have different strengths making them better suited for various applications. If you are new to the world of magnets, then finding the right magnet for your application can be a problem.

17/06/2021
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What metals do magnets attract to?

Several customers will contact our team of experts to enquire about what materials will our magnets stick to, as magnets will not stick to all metals. Understanding what metals are magnetic and then learning which metals are best for use in your applications is important. So, here at FIRST4MAGNETS we have decided to show you what magnets will and won’t stick to and explain the reasoning behind these answers. Metals that attract to magnets Metals that naturally attract to magnets are known as ferromagnetic metals; these magnets will firmly stick... Read More

12/05/2021
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What material is best for shielding a magnet?

Shielding a magnet or attempting to block a magnetic field is a subject that several of our customers approach our experts with on a regular basis, so we decided to examine what materials can be used to shield a magnet. Before learning how to shield a magnet it’s important to know that magnetic shielding does not block a magnetic field. No material can stop the lines of flux from travelling from a magnet’s north to its south pole. However, it can be redirected. The simplest example of this would be... Read More