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Magnets in the Automotive Industry

Magnets in the automotive industry

Magnets magnet magnets! They are here, there and everywhere and we don’t even realise it. From the device you are reading this on to the hidden catches on your gate, magnets are an extremely versatile product with endless possibilities and are often an unsung hero.

With the British Grand Prix this weekend, support will be high for Lewis Hamilton and Jolyon Palmer! To get into the mood of cars, racing and all things Motorsport, we decided to take a look into how magnets are being used within the automotive industry! We’ll be exploring the use of magnets from the production line all the way to the seatbelt detection! Take a read and see how many you already knew about…

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How to create a simple electric train using magnets

Simple electric train made from a battery and magnets inside a copper coil

In this article, we are going to show you how you can create the simplest (possibly), but by far the most awesome (definitely) DIY electric train by using nothing more than  a battery, some bare copper wire and two magnets. Before you stand aghast in disbelief and tell us it can’t be done, make sure you check our article on how to make a basic electric motor with almost identical materials.

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Magnetism teaching resources

Magnetism for kids title

The Internet is full of useful information, including thousands of fabulous teaching resources created for every subject by teachers, schools and organisations. At first4magnets.com we are passionate about providing great, useful information about magnets for people young and old. Take a look at these free teaching resources we’ve put together. Please feel free to use and share :)

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