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Magnets & Technology

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

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

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

08/04/2020
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Magnets and their starring roles

Magnets are everywhere. We have discussed this a lot in the past how magnets are used within our televisions and within the cameras used to film our much-loved movies. But have you taken a moment to realise that some of our favourite movies use and interpret magnets and their theories all the time?! Here we have delved into some of our favourite movies to discuss how magnets are portrayed. So, let’s get started! With our first movie, we recommend you play Monty Norman’s iconic musical piece to really get you... Read More

29/03/2018
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How Do Easter Eggs Get Their Shape?

When you think of Easter, what is the first thing that springs to mind? If you’re like us, the answer is chocolate! Conveniently, we are only days away until we have a guilt free pass to eat as much chocolate as possible, where we can swap healthy lunches and calorie counting for indulging, mouthwatering Easter eggs! While you relax and indulge in chocolaty goodness, have you ever wondered how Easter eggs get their unique, hollow shape? Yes? Thought so. Read on and we will explain how magnets are used during... Read More

MAGNET FISHING WITH JAMES HASKELL & BBC 23/02/2018
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Magnet Fishing with James Haskell & BBC

On a cold winter’s day in Northamptonshire in early January, Magnet Expert joined James Haskell and the BBC on a magnetic fishing trip. Following James’ magnet fishing excursions last summer, where he found 3 safes, a bike and various other bits with our RM150 fishing kit, the BBC wanted to see magnet fishing up close and personal.

MAGNET EXPERT SUPPORTS REFUGEE COUNCIL 20/09/2017
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Magnet Expert Supports Refugee Council

Magnet Expert Ltd are delighted to be supporting the Refugee Council in their efforts to educate children, who are seeking asylum in the UK. Over recent week, children of all ages have been attending the Refugee Council’s educational sessions, where they develop Maths and English skills through animation. Our magnets from First4Magnets.com, have been used within the sessions to help with the building and illustration of the animations. They have used our Fruity Skittle Magnets, Flexible A4 Magnetic Sheets and Magnetic Gridding Tape, as you can see below.

02/08/2017
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Hidden Magnets – We Reveal All…

Magnets are here, there and everywhere and a lot of the time we don’t even realise it. For instance, in the smartphone or other electronic devise that you are reading this post on, there will be magnets hard at work. In this blog post, we will reveal where magnets sit in various applications that you use everyday! You’ll never use them again without thinking of the unsung hero, the magnet.