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Magnet Blog: Gluing Rare Earth Magnets: A Sticky Situation

If you search the Internet for advice on how to glue rare earth magnets, you’ll find as many questions as you will answers. From message boards on hobby sites to industrial manufacturing FAQs, there seems to be no consensus on the most effective way to glue a neodymium magnet, or on how to do so in...

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Magnet Blog: Loving the Latch Magnet

Latch magnets are among the most versatile products we offer. As a replacement for standard latch hardware on a door, latch magnets have a cleaner look and can be installed in any number of ways depending on preferred use and appearance. Whether it’s a door lock or a doorstop, Adams has latch...

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Magnet Blog: What is a Strong Magnet?

Manufacturers and consumers researching specific magnet types may come across the term “strong magnet” in their search. At first, this sounds like an attribute that should be necessary for any magnet – who would buy something called a “weak magnet”? Alnico magnets are strong enough for several...

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Magnet Blog: Can You Really Erase Your Hard Drive With A Magnet

We are often asked if we sell magnets that will erase hard drives.  This is not one of our target applications, and most of our engineers report that they prefer a sledge hammer to a magnet when looking for external forces to disable the storage device.  Magnets often distort more than erase the...

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Magnet Blog: Adams Serves Up A Strong Magnet Sandwich

Just what is a magnet sandwich at Adams? A ceramic magnet is "sandwiched" between two plated steel pole pieces to form a powerful latch magnet assembly held together by glue or rivets.  The best part is that all four small, exposed magnet sides have magnetism.  Our 1" by 2" model will hold up to 50...

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Magnet Blog: What Are The Advantages of Using Flexible Magnets For Signage

Used in signage and displays, the advantages of Adams’ flexible magnets include: •    Enhance design as better, different, cooler, more attractive; whether invisible or visible •    Offer nearly limitless potential for customization at almost any stage in the design process •    Provide the...

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Magnet Blog: What is FoilMAG?

Adams' FoilMAG is a shiny, silver, ferrous metal tape with transparent pressure-sensitive rubber-based adhesive. It is magnet receptive, matches up with 1/2 and 1" wide magnet strip, and is only .010" thick to maintain a low profile. FOILMAG works great in interchangeable graphics, menu boards,...

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Magnet Blog: Adams Joins the A.R.E. to Support the Use of Magnetic Assemblies and Flexible Magnets in Retail Displays

Adams is a proud new member of the Association for Retail Environments (A.R.E.).  A.R.E. is a non-profit trade association advancing the retail environments industry and its member companies including store fixture suppliers, retail design firms, suppliers of visual merchandising products,...

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Magnet Blog: Factors Which Cause Permanent Magnets to Lose Strength or to Demagnetize

You've asked, so we're answering: Magnetic domains locked in, result in the ability of a permanent magnet to support an external magnetic field.  Once established these domain positions are held until acted upon by forces exceeding those of the locked domains.  The energy required to change the...

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Magnet Blog: Advances to Multi-pole Flexible Magnets

Adams sells most of its standard energy flexible magnetic material magnetized in multi-pole configuration. It is magnetized with its strength concentrated near the surface on one side of the magnet in order to obtain maximum holding power from the material.  This design reduces the reach out of...

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