FIRST4MAGNETS® | BLOG | THE WORLD OF MAGNETS

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

11/09/2020
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GOOD TO KNOWS ON OUR ELECTROMAGNET RANGE

Electromagnets are also commonly known as solenoids and we have a wide range of energise-to-hold and energise-to-release available to suit many applications. They utilise electricity to provide a strong magnetic hold or release in both manual and automated holding and handing applications. Below you will find all the good to knows and differences of both ranges. Product Specification Energise-To-Hold Energise-to-hold electromagnets, as their name suggests, become magnetised when an electric current is applied. This provides a secure magnetic hold leading to efficient performance for many automated and lifting applications. This magnetic field then... Read More

19/08/2020
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Celebrate World Photography Day with magnets!

This history of World Photography Day World Photography Day is a day where we appreciate the art and origin of photography. This day was introduced by the French government on August 19th, 1839 as a gift free to the world. Nicéphore Niépce, was a French inventor, who is credited as the inventor of photography and a pioneer in that field. The process Niépce made took 8 hours for an image to develop. This then led to his associate Louis Daguerre inventing the photographic process daguerreotype, this process took less time... Read More

13/08/2020
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Expert magnet of the month- Neodymium Swivel hook Magnet

These strong Neodymium pot magnets with rubber base and swivel hook are ideal for holding various items in any desired direction. The swivel feature brings simple versatility, allowing you to hang many items in any desired position, thanks to their 180 swivel and 360 rotation. Therefore, our experts have chosen it as this month’s magnet of the month! If you are a keen camper, caravanner, fisher or need a storage solution for your work van, this magnet is the one for you!   Product Specification Neodymium Pot Magnet with Rubber... 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

31/07/2020
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HOW TO REMOVE KEEPERS FROM MAGNETS

WHAT ARE MAGNET KEEPERS? A magnet keeper, is a bar made from iron or steel. They are placed across the poles of a permanent magnet to help preserve the strength and close the magnetic circuit, which stops any external metal being attracted to the magnet. We use them as a safety function for when we send out our magnets in the post. Due to keepers being used to close a circuit they can be fiddly to remove, with this in mind we have created some videos to show you how... Read More

24/07/2020
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Looking to do business with us? Here are some good to knows about us!

BUSINESSES WE’VE WORKED WITH… OVER 20,000,000 MAGNETS IN STOCK We have over 20,000,000 magnets in stock with next day delivery available across the UK. Supplying super strong Neodymium magnets, Ferrite, Alnico, Samarium Cobalt, to flexible magnets – with such a vast range we guarantee to suit all needs and purposes across a wide range of industries and applications. DESIGN & CUSTOM MANUFACTURING Our magnets come in over 400 sizes, but we understand that some projects and patented applications often require a bespoke size or shape. We can manufacture permanent magnets... 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

30/06/2020
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MAGNETS AND THE OUTDOORS

The smell of BBQ’s, going on new adventures and running for cover when the British rain appears, we wouldn’t change our summer for the world. Whether you have decided to go camping, caravanning or have your own motorhome, it’s time to get on the road appreciate your local holiday destinations. With this in mind, we have put together some helpful tips and tricks to help you make the most of your local summer holiday! MAGNET CAMPERVAN/OUTDOOR HACKS HOOK & CARABINER MAGNETS Magnetic hooks are great for creating storage space! Simply... Read More