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Need Magnets for Automation? Here’s why you should choose Adams:

Adams is a custom manufacturer, fabricator, and distributor of all types of permanent magnets and magnetic assemblies supporting automation. We have been engineering and manufacturing magnetic products since 1950.  Let us put our experience and knowledge to work for you by employing our highly-...

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magnets for sustainability

When It Comes to Sustainability, Magnets Just Click

True to their nature, magnets are attracting attention in all kinds of industries. Suitable for an enormous range of surfaces, magnets provide the strength and durability of mechanical closures and fasteners, with the mobility of temporary hangers. In the printing industry, magnets enable signage...

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Adams to Present New Standards for Permanent Magnets at Magnetics 2019

People purchasing magnets rely on standards to ensure the products they buy will work properly in their application. Uncertainties or variations in quality can result in product failure. Until now, magnet standards have been outdated, specific to only one region of the world or vague about the...

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Tariffs on industrial magnets

Industrial Magnets Removed from List 3 Tariffs

Good News for Magnets! You may have heard that the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) had been considering a tariff of up to 25% on industrial magnets from China.  These tariffs would have affected many of our products, as China is the world’s primary source for rare earth elements and other minerals...

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magnet lab

Adams helps set and maintain technical standards for magnet materials

Mike Devine, Senior Applications Engineer at Adams, serves on ASTM International’s A06 Committee on Magnetic Materials. Why is this important, and how does it help ensure our magnets are exceptional? Well… ASTM International creates worldwide technical standards that are used to certify materials...

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cobalt

Costly Cobalt

by Mike Devine For a variety of reasons, one of the materials that goes into permanent magnets has been getting much more expensive lately. It is not one of the rare earth that made headlines a few years ago for price spikes. It isn’t even sourced from China. The material is Cobalt, a strong...

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no magnetic field on mars

How did Mars lose its magnetism?

Mars is the only major planet in our solar system that doesn’t have a planet-wide magnetic field. Given the planet’s proximity and similarity to Earth, the lack of a protective magnetic field has ignited the curiosity of scientists. Now a scientist has come up with an interesting explanation.  Read...

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The Pulling Question: How much weight will a magnet hold?

As you read through our website, you’ll see a measurement called Pounds Pull listed for most items, but what does that really mean? Pounds pull (also called breakaway force or pull strength) is the force required to vertically detach a magnet from ferrous material. We measure it in pounds, using...

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New Catalog, Hot off the Press!

We are delighted to share our new catalog with you, hot off the press!  What’s new in this edition?  So many things!  Here are just a few: Updated flexible magnet coverage:  We’ve added updated information about our fabrication capabilities, available in Elmhurst and Carlsbad, CA.  We’ve also added...

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toyota neo magnet

Toyota's New Neo

Kudos to Toyota for its development of the first Heat Resistant Neodymium Iron Boron magnets that: 1) Avoids the use of expensive heavy rare earth elements such as Dysprosium and Terbium; and 2) Substitutes less expensive Cerium and Lanthanum for Neodymium via an innovative process so there is...

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