Incredible things you never knew Neodymium Magnets were used for...
Remarkably, Neodymium magnets were first developed by American giant General Motors and Sumitomo Special Metals in 1982 following the formulation of NdFeB, a combination of Neodymium, Iron and Boron.
In the present day, Neodymium magnets are the most widely used type of rare earth magnets available on the commercial market, but what you may not be aware of, is some of the everyday uses this type of magnet has as we take a look at some of the more obscure facts associated with Neodymium magnets.
We bet you have never really given much thought to what happens when you switch your mobile phone to vibrate mode, right?
Well next time you do, just remember that the rapid movement and corresponding sound that occurs is the result of a miniature neodymium magnet inside the device.
Have you ever wondered what helps protect you from radiation in an MRI scan? Neodymium magnets are your answer as they are an essential component of MRI scanners' ability to achieve an internal view of the human body without radiation.
What’s in a name
Ever wanted to know where the name Neodymium magnet comes from?
The plucky name comes from the Greek’s neos didumous, which translates to "new twin."
It’s all about the bass
These days, a host of audio headphones and speakers contain neodymium magnets. This is because Neodymium magnets enable improved sound quality as well as a full spectrum of bass.
Neodyimum magnets have a fatal attraction that is so strong that if they are placed close enough together, they can collide and shatter.
Neodymium magnets are known to repel sharks, this is because Some shark species have sensory organs that detect magnetic fields and in the presence of the magnetic field, they can be repelled.
And so much more….
Neodymium magnets are so versatile and can be used in many different environments – the list is almost endless, but industries such as automotive, marine, medical, electrical and Information Technology all rely on the incredible super strength of these magnets. But these magnets can also be as small as 1mm and can used in modelling and jewellery making.
The coating that is applied to these magnets is also an important decision and is one of the most common questions that we get asked.
Make sure you watch our latest video where our sales engineer Edward Shrimpton guides us through the six Neodymium magnet coatings which are used to prevent corrosion due to the large quantity of iron in the magnet.
For price, availability and advice on what neodymium magnets we have available and what coatings are suitable for your specific requirements, please check out our website www.magdev.co.uk or you can contact us at 01793 467 531.