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Strong Magnets

AMF magnetics stock a range of especially strong magnets. Our large Neodymium Rare Earth magnets are extremely powerful. Below are some common questions customers have in regards to powerful magnets and our answers.


Which magnets are the strongest?
Neodymium magnets are members of the rare earth family. They are the strongest magnets on the market in terms of holding power and magnetic energy output. This translates into a powerful holding ability that exceeds all other magnetic materials. The mechanical strength of Neodymium products is enhanced by capping the magnet with a steel cover or casing which protects the magnet from being damaged. These capped Neodymium magnets are known as Pot Magnets and are one of the most versatile magnets in the entire product range

Why are Neodymium magnets so strong?
The combination of Boron, Iron and Neodymium elements into a ferromagnetic alloy ( Nd2Fe14B)) results in a material with a tetragonal crystal structure that is able to store a high level of magnetic saturation. This high-level saturation is achieved by aligning the unpaired electrons in the Neodymium atoms which can then project a magnetic field of great intensity and high magnetic energy. This abundance of strength means more magnetic power can be extracted from a magnet with smaller dimensions than previously would have been required. This, in turn, has had a considerable impact on an enormous number of industries and product designs

How to remove strong magnets?
Super-strong magnets and very large magnets can be dangerous!
Protect yourself when handling or using strong or large magnets by wearing gloves and eye protection.

Are strong magnets safe?
Never allow children to play with strong magnets or small magnets. Small magnets especially are a well documented choking hazard for children!

Our tips for handling and working with strong magnets:

  • Careless handling and storage of large magnets can result in personal injury!

  • Strong magnets can attract steel or another magnet very quickly and with enough force to damage skin or property.

  • The magnetic field of a large magnet can also operate over large distances so it is possible for the magnet to jump across a table with great force.

  • Hold magnets with a firm grip when ferrous material or another magnet is present.

  • Wrap or cover magnets in protective, impact-resistant material when not in use.

  • Place a thick non-ferrous spacer between two magnets so they are easier to separate and use.

  • Strong magnets can be removed by slowly and carefully sliding the magnet over a void or right-angled edge of a workbench or countertop.

  • Pay attention to adjacent work areas and nearby environments that may contain other magnetic material and surfaces.

  • Damaged fingers and other injuries are a common occurrence when strong magnets are handled carelessly or incorrectly!