Ball and Sphere magnets are generally produced using powerful neodymium material and their strength, novel shape and readily available coloured coatings have made them increasingly popular with consumers. Large clusters of small spheres can bind together magnetically and are able to be moulded and manipulated into various shapes that can inspire new and innovative product designs, relieve stress or simply entertain.
Spherical magnets, also known as magnetic balls, have been the most popular and also the most controversial of magnetic shapes at different times and places around the world. Some government bodies and health departments have banned the sale of Sphere magnets entirely due to the potential harm they pose to humans, especially children. Magnets of all kinds can be dangerous if not handled carefully and can be an extremely dangerous swallowing hazard to children. Children should be supervised at all times when magnetic products are present.
As the pole areas are not flat, the North and South poles are concentrated into two very small points on the surface of a Sphere magnet. The curved surface of a sphere makes the magnetic bond with metal relatively weaker than other magnet shapes but when the opposing poles of two or more sphere magnets meet, the magnetic bond at the point of contact is intense while the sphere can still be easily maneuvered. Many illusionists, artists and entertainers take advantage of these unusual magnetic properties in their baffling and bewildering performances and this can help to explain the infatuation with Sphere magnets by both children and adults alike.
Neodymium Sphere magnets, in a similar way to Cylinder magnets, also make good whiteboard pins. While their holding strength is capable of supporting multiple layers of paper or even cardboard, they are more easily removed and repositioned compared to flat poled magnetic shapes. The sphere shape also has less contact with the surface or material it is holding which in turn reduces the risk of pressure marks, dog ears and tears to artwork or important business documents. For offices, classrooms or art studios, powerful yet gentle rare earth Sphere Magnets can be a very helpful tool.
Neodymium Sphere Magnet - 10mm diameter | N40
Pull Force: 2.46kg
Neodymium Sphere Magnet - 12.7mm diameter | N35
Pull Force: 2.46kg
Neodymium Sphere Magnet - 15.87mm diameter | N38
Pull Force: 4.2kg