Right off the bat, everyone here at Jobmaster Magnets wishes the very best of the holiday season to you and yours.
No matter how or where you celebrate, we certainly hope it’s full of warmth, family and friends.
Before wrapping up 2017, why not take one last look at the most popular blogs of the past year?
If you want to read them again, here’s your chance to do so. And if you missed them the first time around, here’s your chance to catch up.
Electromagnets vs. Permanent Magnets
Magnets can be found in just about every object we use on a daily basis.
However, what’s the difference between electromagnets vs. permanent magnets? And which one is right for your needs?
There are some factors to consider:
- Permanent magnets: The material itself is magnetized and generates a persistent, consistent magnetic field.
- Electromagnets: These magnets require electrical currents (in essence, a power source) to create its magnetic field.
For example, electromagnetic pull strength can be manipulated. On the other hand, permanent magnets don’t need a power supply in order to be effective.
What is an Alnico Magnet?
Judged by its name, an Alnico magnet is made of three materials which are manufactured through casting or sintering:
- Al (Aluminum).
- Ni (Nickel).
- Co (Cobalt).
Alnico magnets are primarily used for applications and products like:
- Electric motors.
Additionally, alnico magnets feature high magnetic strength and a low resistance to being demagnetized and re-magnetized.
Gluing Rare Earth Magnets
?There’s much more to gluing rare earth magnets than just opening up a tube of glue, sticking them together and waiting for them to dry.
In fact, there are three important steps you must follow:
- Surface preparation
- Roughening the magnet
- Knowing what you’re gluing the magnet to
And even within those steps, there are things you need to be aware of.
Otherwise, the gluing process may not work or you could end up damaging the magnet itself.
Thanks for a Great Year
Thanks to all our customers, suppliers, and partners for making 2017 such a rewarding one.
It was our pleasure to serve you and we can’t wait to do it again in 2018 – and beyond.
Finally, feel free to contact us anytime whenever you have questions or comments about Jobmaster Magnets. We’ll get back to you quickly with the information you need.
All the best during the holidays and have a safe, peaceful and prosperous New Year’s.