Does placing two magnets side by side double the pull force? We get questions like this from customers regularly about how different set ups of magnets will affect their performance. The answer truly to this question is it depends on the exact circumstances and set up you are using for your magnets. So, we decided to look and explain what the results would be when placing two magnets side by side. The pull force of two magnets side by side attracting to a steel plate can vary in several ways;... Read More
The biggest magnet on the planet is the earth itself. Today marks the celebration of the earth and in particular it remembers when French Physicist, Leon Foucault, revealed the Earth rotates on its axis! To celebrate we have put together some interesting facts to celebrate the Earth. Why does the earth rotate? “The Earth keeps spinning because it was born spinning” – Kevin Luhman, an assistant professor of astronomy at Penn State Rotating is known as the fundamental behaviour of objects in the universe. To help explain this hear is... Read More
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
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
Welcome to the penultimate episode of our Experts’ Favourite Magnets series. It’s a sad day as we conclude our 5th and final post. Fortunately, we have Mr David Gault, the Head of Production at Magnet Expert, revealing his favourite magnet to us today! But before we get started, lets recap the last few weeks. We started off with Juan who was a big fan of the Feel Flux Skills! Then we moved onto the Head of Sales & Marketing, Mr Simon Elliott whose favourite magnet was the Neodymium Clamping Magnet with... Read More
Welcome to week 4 of our Experts’ Favourite Magnets series. Over the past few weeks, our experts have revealed their favourite magnets and how you can use them at home or at work. Sadly, we are nearing the end of our blog post series with only 2 experts left to reveal their magnets *crowd gasps* … but don’t be too downhearted, we’ll be back with more great content! Today, Nathan ‘Mason’ Wallace takes the time to tell us about his magnet of choice. In keeping with tradition, here’s a bit... Read More
When you think about the many applications that First4Magnets’ Neodymium Magnets can be used for, the first thing that comes to mind might not be levitation. However, as you can see below, that’s exactly what the creative guys over at the Tonbridge School Physics Department have used them for!
Last week we launched the first blog post in the series of Our Experts’ Favourite Magnets. Our team are taking the time to reveal their favourites and the reasons why they rate them so highly. We started off with Juan Suarez-Robinson, our fresh-faced Customer Sales Adviser whose favourite magnet is the Feel Flux gadget! Take a read. This week, our Head of Sales and Marketing, Simon Elliott, will be chatting to us and revealing his favourite magnet! But first, a bit about the man himself. Simon is a charismatic leader with natural... Read More
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.