Neodymium Magnet Facts
A neodymium magnet is a rare-earth magnet made from an alloy of neodymium, iron, and boron. Thanks in part to its tetragonal crystalline structure, it is the strongest type of commercially available magnet in the world. Neodymium magnets in Edmonton are also widely used for their resistance to demagnetization and other beneficial properties.
The price of neodymium magnets has gone down in recent years, making them more affordable to the average consumer. At Terrick Enterprises Ltd., we provide neodymium magnets in Edmonton for a variety of shop applications.
These useful magnets are also quite fascinating to read up on. If you'd like to find out more about them, then you can check out some interesting neodymium magnet facts below.
Neodymium Magnet Properties
Here are just some of the incredible properties that make neodymium magnets in Edmonton so useful (and one reason why you need to be careful with how you use them!):
• They are 10 times stronger than regular magnets
• Neodymium magnets are so strong that a magnet as small as a thumbnail cannot be removed from a refrigerator surface by hand
• They can withstand temperatures as high as 200 C
• Because the attraction between them is so powerful, neodymium magnets can shatter if slammed together
Neodymium Magnet Uses
Neodymium magnets are used in an array of different applications, a few of which may surprise you. Here are some of the places you can find neodymium magnets:
• Inside of state-of-the-art speakers and headphones to improve sound quality
• Instead of cathode ray technology inside of television sets to enhance image quality
• Inside of cellphones to make them vibrate
• Inside of wind turbines to help produce electricity
• Inside the DC motors of hybrid and electric cars
• Inside of MRI machines, making it possible to see inside the human body without the use of radiation
• Inside of recycling facilities to help separate ferrous metals from other scrap metals
Neodymium Magnets Tidbits and Trivia
Finally, here are a few interesting tidbits about neodymium magnets:
• Neodymium was first discovered in 1885 at the Vienna Academy of Sciences by the chemist Baron Carl Auer von Welsbach
• The element was not isolated in its pure form until 1925
• The structure of the neodymium magnet compound was discovered independently by General Motors in 1982 and by Sumitomo Special Metals in Japan in 1984
• The name neodymium is derived from the Greek words neos, meaning new, and didymos, meaning twin
Neodymium Magnets in Edmonton for All Your Shop Needs
At Terrick Enterprises Ltd., we carry many different types of lifting and material-handling neodymium magnets ideally suited to a variety of commercial and industrial settings. Using neodymium magnets in Edmonton can help you maintain your shop floor by making quick work of sweeping, lifting, and dragging tasks. Whatever your needs are, we have practical solutions for creating a more efficient facility.
For more information on neodymium magnets, or to request an estimate for neodymium magnets in Edmonton, just contact Terrick Enterprises Ltd. today.