How much do you know about magnets? If you’re not sure how many poles a magnet has then maybe it’s time to expand your knowledge with 7 of our most fun and strangest facts about magnets and impress your friends and family with your facts and expert knowledge.
There are several types of magnets on the market today and each type of different magnet have different strengths making them better suited for various applications. If you are new to the world of magnets, then finding the right magnet for your application can be a problem.
Magnets are complicated, there’s no denying that, which is why the task of teaching children about magnets and magnetism is no easy feat, but there’s no need to panic we’re on hand to help with our huge range of magnet teaching resources.
Congratulations! Why not share your happy news in the most fun and practical way with your family and friends. Do you want your wedding date, venue, and details on display in the home of each of your guests? Then magnetic save the date invitations are perfect for you!
Several customers will contact our team of experts to enquire about what materials will our magnets stick to, as magnets will not stick to all metals. Understanding what metals are magnetic and then learning which metals are best for use in your applications is important. So, here at FIRST4MAGNETS we have decided to show you what magnets will and won’t stick to and explain the reasoning behind these answers. Metals that attract to magnets Metals that naturally attract to magnets are known as ferromagnetic metals; these magnets will firmly stick... Read More
Anyone working with or near magnets will have been made aware of the many health and safety warnings regarding magnets. One warning has always been that you must keep magnets away from computers, credit cards, and even your phone. So, do magnets pose a threat to phones and other modern technology? If so, what threats do they pose and how strong must a magnet be to damage a phone, and what parts of the device would be susceptible to damage? The whole idea can be traced back to older pieces... Read More
Shielding a magnet or attempting to block a magnetic field is a subject that several of our customers approach our experts with on a regular basis, so we decided to examine what materials can be used to shield a magnet. Before learning how to shield a magnet it’s important to know that magnetic shielding does not block a magnetic field. No material can stop the lines of flux from travelling from a magnet’s north to its south pole. However, it can be redirected. The simplest example of this would be... Read More
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