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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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holding force of magnet strip

How much will our flexible magnet strip hold?

Adams features two types of flexible magnetic materials in our magnet strip: Standard Energy and High Energy and they come in standard thicknesses. We are often asked how much holding power each material can produce so we created this table as a guide. It is based on ideal conditions and should...

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infographic where magnets used

Infographic: Don’t look now but… You’re surrounded by magnets

Usually you won’t see them but they’re there, inside the devices you use every day. They get you to work and back home, they keep you in touch with friends around the world, and they make your life easier in a thousand different ways. We’re talking about magnets, of course. Ask most people to list...

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Spinal Tap and the World’s Strongest Magnet

For years, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Florida could lay claim to having built the world’s strongest magnet. And then someone built a stronger one. Florida’s response? Challenge accepted. Did they succeed? Read this article from The Associated Press for the full story, and how...

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