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Four Ways Magnets Make Manufacturing More Efficient

Using magnets make manufacturing more efficientMagnets make manufacturing more efficient for companies across multiple industries. From the factory floor to the shipping dock, a variety of magnetic tools help manufactures create cost-effective and safe work environments.

Here’s a look at how magnets help get the job done… moving, storing, holding and cleaning. Continue reading…

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Magnets for P.O.P. and Merchandising

Three Types of P.O.P. Magnets Hiding in Plain Sight

P.O.P. magnets used to hold signs
Strong sign holding magnets secure P.O.P. signs to counters at coffee stores while keeping the magnets hidden.
Sometimes the best use for a magnet is one you don’t see.  Because the magnet can be hidden, the emphasis remains on the product or enhances the visual environment; not the functionality of the magnet.

These three examples of displays using hidden magnets perfectly illustrate the unique uses of P.O.P. magnets in multiple environments. Continue reading…

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Magnets in General

Understanding Magnet Myths & Facts

Magnet myths and facts

When it comes to magnets, there’s a lot of information and misinformation out there.  And it can be hard to separate fact from fiction.  Here’s the top five magnet myths we find ourselves explaining regularly. Continue reading…

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DIY and Craft, Magnets in General

Viewing Magnetic Fields and Identifying Magnetic Poles

Viewing magnetic fields with with viewer film
Magnetic Viewer Film shows the multiple poles present in flexible magnetic sheeting.
Typically, magnetic fields are invisible.  It’s one of the things that adds to the mystique and curiosity of magnets.  Bust visualizing magnetic fields and identifying magnetic poles can be done with just a few simple tools. Continue reading…

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Technically Speaking

Permanent Magnets and Electromagnets – Different Magnet Types Feature Different Properties

Neodymium magnets are rare earth magnetsMagnets work in hundreds of applications around you daily.  But depending on the use, the magnet could be a permanent magnet or an electromagnet.  Permanent magnets and electromagnets both possess different characteristics and benefits.

Permanent Magnets

As the name suggests, a permanent magnet is any magnetic material whose atoms have been permanently aligned to create a persistent magnetic field.   The magnetizing process occurs during manufacturing. Continue reading…

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Flexible Magnets

Flexible Magnetic Sheeting Compatibility Influenced by Two Things

Magnetic sheeting compatibility depends on the type of printer ink
Selecting the right type of magnetic sheeting for your printer is key in achieving quality results. For example, using a magnetic sheeting with a paper top-coat for aqueous ink yields quality prints (above). A vinyl top-coat with the same type of ink creates a blurry, messy image (below).
Flexible magnetic sheeting compatibility largely depends on two things: the type of printer and how the sheeting is being used.  Get these things right and achieving quality results when printing direct to magnet increases greatly.

Printer Compatibility

First, when determining magnetic sheeting compatibility, look to see what type of material to use with your printer.  Printer compatibility largely depends on the type of ink used.   PrintMagnetVinyl is a flexible magnetic sheeting with a vinyl coating used with wide-format solvent, eco-solvent, UV, and latex printers.  Magnetic receptive material, FlexIRON, is also compatible with these same printer types. Continue reading…

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Technically Speaking

Exciting New Advances with Magnets Hint at Major Innovations

3D printed magnets is one of several new advances with magnets
Image Credit: Department of Energy (DOE)
Magnets have come a long way since ceramic magnets first made their debut in 1952.  In demand for everything from clean energy to technology to manufacturing, magnets today are driving some of the most innovative products for tomorrow.

In the past year we’ve noticed exciting new advances with magnets – and they seem to be everywhere.  Here are a few of the highlights. Continue reading…

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Magnets in General

Attractive Prevention- Why Choose Cow Magnets

Prevent hardware disease with cow magnetsIf an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then one cow magnet is certainly worth its weight in, er, steak.  Popular with farmers, ranchers and veterinarians, cow magnets are a well-known method of preventing hardware disease in cattle.

About Hardware Disease

The University of Missouri extension office estimates between 55 and 75 percent of cattle in the eastern United States have some type of hardware in their stomachs. Continue reading…

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Magnetic Tools

Magnets Make Great Stocking Stuffers

It’s that time of year to make your list and check it twice.  Magnets make great stocking stuffers for that big kid on your list.   Since we know a thing or two about magnets, we’ve put together this list of stocking stuffers sure to please.  And since most of these magnets on our list retail for under $10, they won’t empty the wallet either. Continue reading…

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Flexible Magnets

Eight Great Ways to Use Magnets for Marketing Your Company

Calendars are one way to use magnets for marketing

Magnets make a great choice for marketers looking to keep their company name in front of prospects and clients all year round.  Here’s our top eight ways to use magnets for marketing your company.

By printing direct to magnet, it’s simple to create customized items that provides value to your customers and is branded with your company information.  Tap into your creative side with magnetic sheeting.  Create vivid graphics that are easily cut by hand or machine.  All of these magnetic items make great giveaways, mailers or handouts. Continue reading…

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