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30/06/2021
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How Are Samarium Cobalt Magnets Made?

Samarium cobalt magnets are widely produced and the permanent magnets are primarily made up of samarium and cobalt but some grades will also contain varying small amounts of iron (Fe), copper (Cu), hafnium (Hf), zirconium (Zr) and praseodymium (Pr). A number of common manufacturing processes can be used to produce samarium cobalt magnets but typically, a method of reduction and melting is used followed by a process of bonding or sintering the raw material to form the magnet. Bonded Samarium Cobalt Magnets . . Step 1 – Heated Firstly, the... Read More

25/06/2021
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How are Sintered Alnico Magnets made?

Alnico magnets have now been manufactured for over 100 years, in which time the process has not drastically changed. Alnico magnets are permanent magnets that are primarily made up of a combination of aluminium, nickel and cobalt but can also include copper, iron and titanium. In this blog we will be explaining the manufacturing process of Sintered Alnico magnets, smaller Alnico magnets, weighing grams rather than kilograms are usually created using the sintering process. Sintering is generally the process used when a high volume of magnets are required. . . Step 1... Read More

24/06/2021
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How are Cast Alnico magnets made?

Alnico magnets have now been manufactured for over 100 years, in which time the process has not drastically changed. Alnico magnets are permanent magnets that are primarily made up of a combination of aluminium, nickel and cobalt but can also include copper, iron and titanium. In this blog we will be explaining the manufacturing process of Cast Alnico, a larger Alnico magnet weighing tens of kilograms which will nearly always be produced by casting. Step 1 – Foundry Furnace Each grade of Alnico has a special recipe in terms of... Read More

23/06/2021
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What are our strongest magnets

Ever wondered what our strongest magnets are? A magnets strength is an important factor to consider when browsing for the perfect magnet. So, we have decided to list together the strongest of all of our magnets but if you want to shop the entire range of our strongest magnets all in one place, then follow the link below. Lifting Magnets Our range includes hand controlled and switchable lifting magnets in a variety of strengths ranging from 125kg to 2000kg safe working loads. The range of magnets are all designed to... Read More

14/06/2021
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What’s in our Magnetic Fishing Kit?

Magnet Fishing has seen a huge rise in popularity I recent years and has become incredibly popular on TikTok and YouTube, however if your unsure how to get started or what equipment you may need, don’t worry we have the answers for you. We’ve produced a Magnetic Fishing Kit which is perfect for beginners who are looking to start magnet fishing or for anyone looking to upgrade their current kit. The durable watertight, hard-shell carrying case includes everything you need for your next fishing trip. So what exactly is included... Read More

11/06/2021
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Our best Magnetic Gifts for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner and we here at FIRST4MAGNETS want to help you to find the perfect gift for the father figure in your life. Make a change from the regular gifts this year and pick an extraordinary gift from our range of magnetic products! Even if your father figure isn’t a magnet enthusiast, we are sure to have the ideal gift for them, before you browse our range of gifts just ask yourself a few questions about your father: Does my father do DIY? Does my... Read More

28/04/2021
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Our best magnetic products to be used in construction

During our construction week here at FIRST4MAGNETS we’ve decide to show you how some of our magnetic products can make your life easier when it comes to working on site. We have a range of products which can help in a variety of ways from helping follow health and safety guidelines to cleaning up your workspace and even just little gadgets to make life easier. Take a look below and find out what product will best help you day to day. Magnetic Sweepers Our range of magnetic sweepers require no... Read More

21/04/2021
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Handling Magnets Safely

Magnets can be extremely useful and have many benefits for a wide range of applications, but they do come with some hazards. If you place two magnets close to each other you will see them attract, in which they leap towards each other with great acceleration and then slam together. All our magnets are tested, and each magnet is clearly labelled with its pull-strength and our stronger magnets are packaged alongside a warning brochure. Neodymium magnets are amongst the strongest magnets in the world, and the force at which they... Read More

06/04/2021
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Using magnets to safely return to work after lockdown

The roadmap to cautiously lift lockdown is underway and April 12th is a date in many people calendar as they can make a return to their normal working lives. Several restrictions will still be implemented to help keep all workers and customers safe. Whether you are in the hairdressing, fitness, hospitality, or retail industry you will be required to make sure your facilities are safe and here at FIRST4MAGNETS we have a variety of products which can be used to make your workplace as COVID safe as possible. Magnetic Signage... Read More

06/04/2021
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Organising your office with Magnets

April 12th is the day in which a number on industries have been given the green light to reopen, this could see a rise a in people returning to work in offices all over the country. Including those who have been working from home or those that have been placed on furlough. Returning to the workplace may be daunting for some but one thing we can all agree on is that working in an unorganised and outdated environment will prove unproductive. So, we have put together a list of our... Read More