Category Archives: Magnets & Technology

How To Apply Magnet Expert Magnetic Catches – Step by Step Guide

Magnetic catches are designed to provide a convenient and simple solution for secure door and cabinet closures. This blog will outline step by step how to install your magnetic catches.

Once you have received the magnetic catch, you will need to disassemble the parts to aid with installation to the desired closure. Each catch will be provided with a plastic housing in which the magnet assembly sits in (A), the plated cover (B) and the striking plate (C).

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How Do Easter Eggs Get Their Shape?

How do Easter eggs get their shape

When you think of Easter, what is the first thing that springs to mind? If you’re like us, the answer is chocolate! Conveniently, we are only days away until we have a guilt free pass to eat as much chocolate as possible, where we can swap healthy lunches and calorie counting for indulging, mouthwatering Easter eggs!

While you relax and indulge in chocolaty goodness, have you ever wondered how Easter eggs get their unique, hollow shape? Yes? Thought so. Read on and we will explain how magnets are used during the manufacturing process…

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Magnet Fishing with James Haskell & BBC

James Haskell Magnet Fishing With Magnet Expert

On a cold winter’s day in Northamptonshire in early January, Magnet Expert joined James Haskell and the BBC on a magnetic fishing trip.

Following James’ magnet fishing excursions last summer, where he found 3 safes, a bike and various other bits with our RM150 fishing kit, the BBC wanted to see magnet fishing up close and personal.

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Magnet Expert Supports Refugee Council

First4Magnets support Refugee Council

Magnet Expert Ltd are delighted to be supporting the Refugee Council in their efforts to educate children, who are seeking asylum in the UK.

Over recent week, children of all ages have been attending the Refugee Council’s educational sessions, where they develop Maths and English skills through animation. Our magnets from First4Magnets.com, have been used within the sessions to help with the building and illustration of the animations. They have used our Fruity Skittle Magnets, Flexible A4 Magnetic Sheets and Magnetic Gridding Tape, as you can see below.

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Liquid Nitrogen Cooled Levitating Superconductor!

When you think about the many applications that First4Magnets’ Neodymium Magnets can be used for, the first thing that comes to mind might not be levitation. However, as you can see below, that’s exactly what the creative guys over at the Tonbridge School Physics Department have used them for!

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Hidden Magnets – We Reveal All…

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Magnets are here, there and everywhere and a lot of the time we don’t even realise it. For instance, in the smartphone or other electronic devise that you are reading this post on, there will be magnets hard at work. In this blog post, we will reveal where magnets sit in various applications that you use everyday! You’ll never use them again without thinking of the unsung hero, the magnet.

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How Are Magnets Used In Cars?

Magnets in the automotive industry

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

With the British Grand Prix this weekend, support will no doubt be high for Lewis Hamilton! To get you in the mood for all things motor sport, we decided to take a look into how magnets are used within the automotive industry. We’ll be exploring the use of magnets in the production line all the way to through to seat belt detection! Take a read and see how many examples you already knew about…

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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2017

Father's Day Gifts Guide First4Magnets

Father’s Day 2017 is right around the corner and the team at FIRST4MAGNETS® are helping you to find the ideal gift! Now, however grateful your Dad may seem when he says, “thanks for the socks” he probably isn’t that impressed. This year we are giving you the ammunition to impress with our diverse range of magnetic gifts for Dad!

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