Impact of Coronavirus

Determining the specific impact of the coronavirus on the world’s supply chains continues to be a developing and fluid target. We are anticipating and planning for some delays in shipments from China and are working to better understand specific impacts. Although the government-extended Lunar Holiday break officially ended on February 9th, many factories still have […]

Adams by the Numbers 2020 – 70 Years of Success!

Adams Magnetic Products has come a long way since opening the doors of its Chicago facility in 1950, but some things haven’t changed. The company’s commitment to integrity, respect, excellence, and responsibility has kept customers coming back again and again for the last 70 years, resulting in some pretty incredible partnerships and some seriously impressive […]

How to Test a Magnet Using a Gaussmeter

Gaussmeter Testing 101 What Is a Gauss Meter Used For, How Does a Gaussmeter Work, & How to Use a Gaussmeter A Gaussmeter uses a probe to measure the magnetic field around a magnet at a specific location. The user positions the tip of the probe on the magnet or a pre-determined location near to […]

What Are Neodymium Magnets?

About Neodymium Magnets and Their Applications Neodymi-what?! If you’re browsing our website, you undoubtedly have an interest in magnets, but you might not have heard of neodymium rare earth magnets. A neodymium magnet is the strongest known type of permanent magnet, and it’s one we supply for a variety of industrial and commercial uses here […]

The State of the Rare Earth Magnet Market: What We Know

Rare earth magnets are back in the headlines again. (Last updated 8/15/19) As many of our customers have already noticed, there is more uncertainty in the market right now, a result of inflamed trade and tariff rhetoric from the U.S. and China. The media has already declared the situation to be a trade war, which […]

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-skilled technical experts to help solve your magnetic needs, whether you need […]

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 and displays to be assembled and updated quickly and neatly with […]

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 details of some popular magnetic materials. ASTM International […]

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 used to produce magnets.  […]

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 […]