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 magnetic […]

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 […]

Toyota’s New Neo

(February, 2018) 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 minimal decrease in performance. The […]

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 […]

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 the film “This is Spinal Tap” influenced the […]

Marketing with MAGbond® Magnet Sheets: The Appeal of In-Store Displays

Are you tired of boring store displays that just aren’t attracting customers? Well, it’s time to shake things up with magnets! Adams’ versatile MAGbond Magnet Sign System is the perfect way to add some excitement to your store displays and draw in those shoppers. With a strong magnetic hold, you can easily attach MAGbond® magnet […]

Atoms Magnetic: Solving Permanent Magnet Supply Issues?

Interesting news out of Duke University, where new magnets are now being built in a laboratory, atom by atom. While production on a mass scale at a reasonable cost is still many years away, this could be the first step toward a magnet creation process that would be more immune to severe market disruption. The […]