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 and structures are safe for the public. If a customer orders material […]
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 more here: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/wate-may-have-killed-mars-magnetic-field.
How Much Weight Can a Magnet Hold & How to Measure Magnet Strength
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 very specific conditions to create […]
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 a MAGbond Magnetic Media System overview, and […]
Common Magnets Found In The Home | Adams Magnetic Products
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 only be used as […]
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, keep you in touch with friends worldwide, and make your life easier in a thousand different ways. We’re talking about magnets, of course. Ask most people to list any magnets in their […]
Questions about Stabilizing or Calibrating Permanent Magnets? Read our New Whitepaper
Permanent magnets are utilized in a wide range of commercial and industrial applications, many of which require these magnets to function in a highly stable and consistent manner. Variables such as temperature, and demagnetizing fields will impact performance, but these effects can be mitigated through stabilization or calibration. Our new whitepaper, Permanent Magnet Stabilizing and […]
How Does Cold Temperature Affect Magnets?
Cold weather is great for enjoying hot cocoa by a fireplace, college football, and white Christmases. But what does it do to magnets and does the temperature of a magnet affect its strength? As it turns out most magnets don’t mind the cold. In fact, some may perform better when the temperature drops. That’s because […]
How Are Magnets Used in Industry – Magnets for Industrial Use
For most people, when they think of a magnet they think of a simple item that sticks to a refrigerator door, or a clasp that holds a piece of jewelry together. But there is a whole other world of magnets classified for industrial use. In fact, if you look around your home or office you’ll […]
Flipping Earth’s Magnetic Fields – in IMAX 3D
How’s this for the plot of a new disaster movie – the earth’s magnetic field begins to weaken, and then flips completely. The result? Flash floods, earthquakes, meteor showers and other natural and cosmic calamities, none of which prevent Tom Cruise from getting his family to safety. Title: Field of Screams. The idea is less […]