FIRST4MAGNETS® | BLOG | THE WORLD OF MAGNETS

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

16/06/2020

Tips for keeping your current and returning employees safe at work

As we are all aware Covid-19 has changed our everyday lives, especially our working life. Some of you have still been required to go into work, and with the recent changes more and more of us will be going back to work shortly. With this in mind, we have put together some safety tips to help get your business prepared. Whether this is for the safety of current staff, returning staff or your customers, it is important to make sure your staff and customers feel safe and prevent the spread... 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

29/05/2020
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Magnets in space

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

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