Metal-Free Magnets?

Magnets are going soft! Scientists at the University of Michigan and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany have developed a soft, metal-free, non-toxic magnetic gel. This carbon-based material has the potential to safely power and guide soft robots; to deliver drugs, medicine, and implants in the human body; and more. Check out […]

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Magnets Raising Voices

Magnetic components enable all kinds of innovation! Last month, bioengineers at UCLA developed a device that shows promising potential to give those without a voice the ability to speak. The implement attaches externally to the necks of people who are unable to speak due to various voice disorders, pathological conditions, or surgeries. With the help […]

How do magnets demagnetize?

Before we explain how magnets demagnetize – lose their magnetism, it may be helpful to note: Permanent magnets are made of elements known as ferromagnetic materials by exposing them to a magnetic field using electric current. Using a magnetizing fixture that directs current through the non-magnetized part, electron spins in these metals are lined up, or polarized, […]

Women in STEM Magnetism

Throughout history, women have made significant contributions in fields ranging from economics and civil engineering to yes, you guessed it, science. For example, Ada Lovelace wrote what is considered the world’s first computer code. Chemist Katharin Blodgett is credited with creating the world’s first clear glass. And on a hot, sunny day, you can thank […]

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What Happens When Magnets Get Cold?

Cold weather is great for sipping cocoa by the fire, watching college football, and making snow angels. But how do cold temps affect magnets? Luckily, most magnets actually become stronger and more resistant to demagnetization in cold weather. Strength: In most cases, cold temperatures increase the strength of a magnet’s magnetic field. This is because the atoms in the magnet move slower […]

Permanent Magnets in EVs

Permanent magnets play a critical role in electric vehicles (EVs). They are used in the electric motors that power the wheels, as well as in other components such as the power steering and air conditioning system. Permanent magnets create a strong magnetic field that does not require electricity to maintain. This makes them ideal for […]

New Lower Cost Neodymium Magnet Option

Background You may have heard there’s a new, lower-cost Neodymium Iron Boron magnet option. This new option replaces some of the Neodymium with Cerium, which helps to reduce the cost of the magnet. A Bit of Neodymium History… Er, Science… Nope, History The popular Neodymium magnets are made up of a variety of materials, mostly […]

All of Your Permanent Magnet Questions Answered in New Permanent Magnet Reference Guide

Adams Magnetic Products is proud to announce the release of A3’s long-awaited Permanent Magnet Guide and Reference, spearheaded by our own Senior Applications Engineer, Mike Devine. The 111-page book includes easily understandable information about permanent magnetic products, their specifications, and applications, as well as helpful info about inspection, specification, and use, including the benefits and […]

Grab Your Glasses – This One’s 3D!

Did you know that Adams Magnetic Products utilizes 3D printing to improve our quality control,  R&D, and magnet production processes? Our 3D printers save our customers time and money by enabling us to create custom magnets and supporting parts on-demand, including rapid prototypes, proof of concept mockups, and customer samples. Having complete control of this […]

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Leading the Industry in Customer Satisfaction

Adams Magnetic Products leads the magnetic products industry in customer satisfaction. How do we know? Like many organizations, we use a customer survey tool called net promoter score, or NPS, to understand our customers’ perceptions. We ask our customers to answer a simple question on a bi-annual basis: “How likely is it that you would […]