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What are Neodymum Magnets?
Neodymium Magnets are a member of the Rare Earth magnet family, and are the most permanent magnets in the world. They’re composed of Neodymium (Nd), Iron (Fe) and Boron (B), which makes them vulnerable to rust if they’re exposed to the elements. To protect the magnet from corrosion and to strengthen the brittle magnet material, the magnet is usually coated with nickel.
Applications for Neodymium Magnets.
Neodymium magnets have tons of uses- which makes perfect sense considering they’re extremely strong, and affordable. Here are some of the ways you’ll see neodymium magnets applied to every day life. These are just a few, though- the list goes on and on!
- Closers. Need to hold a brochure, box, binder, or other presentation piece shut? Neodymium magnets are perfect for the job.
- Toys. You’ve probably played with magnets at some point in your life. They were probably neodymium magnets! They’re used quite often as entertainment.
- Clamps. A couple Neodymium blocks or cubes are perfect for holding pieces of metal in place. This is most common when used for welding, drilling, or machining.
- Oil Filters.* Ever wonder how metal chips are filtered out of oil? Neodymium magnets!
- Stud Finders.* So you’re trying to hang a picture in your home, and need to locate a stud, huh? Well that tool you’re using probably contains a neodymium magnet! They’re powerful enough to find hidden nails and other metal pieces inside walls.
- Magnetic Therapy. For those who use magnetic therapy as a healing tool, neodymium magnets fit the bill perfectly. There are different sized blocks to choose from depending on the size of the body being worked on.
- Remagnetization. Neodymium magnets can be used to put the magnetization back in other types of magnets, such as Alnico horseshoes and other bar magnets.
- Metal Detectors. Did you know neodymium magnets are used in metal detectors?
The Benefits of Neodymium Magnets.
Neodymium magnets are ten times stronger than the strongest ceramic magnets, and have a high resistance to demagnetization. They won’t lose their magnetization around other magnets, or if they’re dropped. They will, however, begin to lose strength if they are heated above their maximum operating temperature- 180°F (80°C). They will completely lose their magnetization if heated above their Curie temperature, which is 590°F (310°C).
Even the smallest Neodymium magnets have an incredibly high energy. Because they’re so small, it makes them portable and even more useful in lots of applications. Neodymium magnets perform really well in ambient temperatures, and did we mention they’re affordable? They’re priced super low, which means they can be afforded by users who are on a limited budget. See our featured products below for special offerings!
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