Sphere Magnets Baggu

Sphere Magnets Baggu

Another interesting object created using only sphere magnets from our very creative user Wendy - A Magnetic Baggu! What I found interesting is the flap of this baggu can be opened and closed just like a regular bag. I wonder what's inside the baggu. 🙂 Sorry folks, we...

Neodymium Flower

Neodymium Flower

A magnetic art piece "Neodymium Flower" formed by 5mm sphere magnets. This magnetic flower was created in 3 parts and assembled. Leaves: The 2 leaves were formed from 6 sets of 9 spheres triangles, 3 such triangles form each leaves. Stalk: Main stalk were simply 4...

Iron Rubber Sheet for Fridge and Souvenir Magnets Display

Iron Rubber Sheet for Fridge and Souvenir Magnets Display

Traveled the world and amassed an interesting cache of souvenir magnets with no where to display?

Our friendly customer Rose has found the perfect spot and solution to showcase her collection of souvenir magnets… on her glass door!

She used Titan Magnetics Iron Rubber Sheet with Adhesive Back (Just peel and paste) on her glass door and it was able to hold most of her fridge magnets. 

Those heavier souvenirs or the ones with weaker ‘black’ magnets that were not able to attach, we recommend to just add a piece of Dia. 18x2mm neodymium magnets to the back of the ‘black’ magnet to increase the magnetic strength.

Iron Rubber Sheet for Fridge Magnets Display

Photo credits: Thank you Rose! for sharing with us your photos and fridge magnets collection. 🙂 

Titan Magnetics note: 
– Although our Flexible Magnetic Whiteboard can serve the same purpose, heavier items may tend to slide down on the whiteboard smooth surface due to lack of friction. Hence, for the display of fridge or souvenir magnets, our iron rubber sheet is the perfect solution.

– Always install the adhesive back on a smooth, hard and clean surface, apply pressure on the full surface to ensure maximum adhesive contact.

– Best result, leave the adhesive for at least 48hrs to allow curing of adhesive before attaching any magnets. Do consider the total weight of your magnets and if it is too heavy, advisable to spread the magnets over a larger surface area.

– Tip: Flexible Iron Rubber sheet can be cut to different shapes and sizes with a heavy duty pen knife or scissors. This opens up possibilities for small, under utilized spaces like inside of cabinet doors where you can hide the magnets internally to protect from dust and little fingers. 

 

Pot Neodymium Magnet for Holding Motorcycle Tank Bag

Pot Neodymium Magnet for Holding Motorcycle Tank Bag

Customer Contribution: Our customer Kirol feels the strength of Dia. 32mm Pot Magnets

Motorcycle Tank Bags, nifty bag with magnetic flaps designed to attach on to a motorcycle tank. Neat and fast way to secure the bag without any straps, works fine when the bag is empty or lightly loaded. Pack in more stuff and most riders realized that the bags original magnets aren’t as strong and secure as they hope it would be, especially after riding some distance, it began to slip… the situation gets worst on a raining day.

That is when Kirol first came across Titan Magnetics Dia.30mm Steel Cladded Office Magnet and decided to give it a try. He totally removed the 4 original magnets that came with the tank bag and inserted 4pcs of Dia. 30mm steel cladded magnets. He felt the improved grip of the dia. 30mm steel cladded magnets but wanted to see if there are other alternatives as his was a large sized tank bag.

We recommended our Dia. 32mm Pot Magnets that also had a steel capping so that the magnetic pull force is only strong on the exposed side. The steel capping serves 3 purposes, one – not only does it reduces the magnetic field from damaging things that are sensitive to magnetic field like cash card, credit cards with magnetic strips, two – it also increases the magnetic strength on the exposed side attached to the tank and three – it greatly protects the brittle neodymium magnet from breakages.

Pot Magnet Dia. 32mm for Motorcycle Tank Bag

Fully Loaded Tank Bag-Using Titan Magnetics Dia. 32mm Pot Magnet

After putting in the Dia. 32mm pot magnets, Kirol was certain that these magnets are up to the task of holding the heavy bag securely in place! The strength was noticeably stronger than the dia. 30mm steel cladded magnets and definitely way stronger than the original magnets that came with the tank bag.

Thank you Kirol for sharing with us this solution : )
Safe Riding!

Another Titan Magnetics Happy Customer!  😀

Kirol -Titan Magnetics Happy Customer

 

Acrylic Cladding for Aquarium Using QuikDisc Magnets with 3M Adhesive

Acrylic Cladding for Aquarium Using QuikDisc Magnets with 3M Adhesive

Customer Contribution: Our customer Chee Boon shared with us these photos of his aquarium enhancements

Covering up your aquarium tubing, messy cables, pumps and clutters can really transform it into a sleek and beautiful feature that is more relaxing and aesthetically pleasing.

Our customer Chee Boon came up with this idea of using QuikDisc Neodymium Magnets with 3M Adhesive to attach acrylic panels on to the facade of his aquarium metal structure.

As the aquarium setup needs maintenance periodically, able to access the filters and pumps easily is very important. Being able to fully detach the acrylic cladding makes future maintenance, decoration work and tweaking much more convenient. Furthermore, not a single hole were drilled on the metal structure and no additional tools are needed to attach or detach the acrylic panels. This cladding method not only looks good with no ugly screws along the edges, it is also easy to implement and practical. Thanks to QuikDisc Magnets, the structural integrity of the metal frame were also not compromised.

The completed aquarium setup with acrylic cladding attached using QuikDisc Magnets.
Acrylic cladding on aqurium stand using QuikDisc magnets

Below: Dia. 10x1mm QuikDisc Magnets were attached to the perimeter of each acrylic panel and left to cure for over 24 hours.
This allows the 3M adhesive to achieve micro-bonding to the acrylic surface.
Acrylic panel with Quikdisc magnets

Closed up view of QuikDisc Magnets on 3mm thick acrylic panel. The thickness of QuikDisc Magnet is just 1mm, hence it does not make the acrylic cladding appearing bulged out
Quikdisc magnets on acrylic panel

Once again, thank you Chee Boon for sharing with us your photos, ideas and creation! 🙂

 

Super Strong Hook Magnets On Store Room Metal Door

Super Strong Hook Magnets On Store Room Metal Door

Customer Contribution: Our customer Mark Ong send us these photos of the difference some hook magnets made to organising his store room

Can you spot the hook magnets used on the inside door of this store room (a.k.a. Bomb Shelter)?

Our customer Mark Ong decided to put his Dia. 36mm Hook Neodymium Magnets to the test when he first received it by loading it with foldable ladder, ironing board to see if it holds.
Satisfied that the hook magnets are up to the task, it’s time to organise those handbags and often used items by hanging on to the metal door internally rather than taking up valuable shelf space.

Picture speaks louder then words

“I did a test to see how strong it was, it could hold a ladder plus an ironing board at the same time. This is a fantastic product but handle with care as those are extremely strong magnets which could not be remove easily.” – Mark Ong

These ultra strong hook magnets are a great help in many situations where drilling a hole is not an option. This is a very common problem, as drilling a hole may sometime compromise the structure integrity, render an otherwise fire/water proof room unsafe, cause corrosion point on a surface or simply the metal is too thick or tough to drill a hole.

The many advantages of using hook magnets are:
– Instant Installation
– Reusable
– Re-positionable
– Removable
– Doesn’t damage or leave any marks or hole

Hook Magnet Review-MarkOng

Thanks to Mark Ong for sharing with us these wonderful ideas for using hook magnets!

QuikDisc™ and Disc Magnets Great for Organizing Cables

QuikDisc™ and Disc Magnets Great for Organizing Cables

Cables from different mobile devices such as tablets, powerbank, smart phones, fitness tracker etc. can quickly mess up a otherwise neat table or get into a frustrating tangle.

Our customer Emily shared this photo of how she used QuikDisc™ and disc neodymium magnets to organize her gadgets cables.

Some USB and Micro USB cables tips are made of ferrous metal and so are some tables legs and frames. This makes it an ideal place to attach pieces of small disc magnets to the table frame for lining up USB cables when not in use. Unlike clumsy clips or holder that requires effort to slot in or remove the cables, neodymium magnets is a much neater and effective choice as you can shift position, add or remove magnets as your cables increases, easily attach or remove cables in split seconds, leave no sticky residue and is totally reusable.

For those cables that are not natively attachable to magnets, she uses Titan Magnetics QuikDisc™ Dia. 10x1mm or QuikDisc™ Dia. 8×0.7mm – Disc magnets with 3M™ adhesive on 1 side.
The 3M™ sticky adhesive side is pasted on a clean flat surface of the USB cable (leave the adhesive magnet to cure overnight for stronger, more permanent adhesion). Now the cable end with the magnet can be attached on to any ferrous metal surfaces.

For some tricky plastic surface that doesn’t bond well with any adhesive, we recommend 3M™ Primer 94 Adhesion Promoter, applied to the area to be bonded and leave it to dry for 5 minutes before sticking the adhesive magnet.

Thank you Emily for sharing with us the photo and idea.

 

Bicycle Speedometer Replaced with Block Neodymium Magnets

Bicycle Speedometer Replaced with Block Neodymium Magnets

A bicycle odometer or speedometer consist of the Computer LCD Display, Cadence Sensor and a Magnet that is attached to the spoke of bicycle wheel.

If you lost the original magnet or for some reasons the original magnet doesn’t quite fit, our neodymium magnets together with a little 3M adhesive may solve the problem.

Our customer Evelyn shared with us how she replace her Cateye speedometer original magnet with a piece of Titan Magnetics 20x10x3mm block neodymium magnets that looks better than the original!

Why not use the original magnet? (Shown here)
Cateye Speedometer original magnet

As shown in the photos below, the original magnet is unable to fit the unique spoke of her wheel.
Original-Cateye-Magnet-Unsuitble-Bicycle-wheel

We were concern that the harsh outdoor environment and speed may flung the magnet right off.
Hence being a true kiasu Singaporean, she applied 3M Adhesion Promoter (3M 94 Primer itself is not a glue or adhesive) on the small area where the 3M adhesive will hold the magnet.

The Process
First the area was cleaned once with a cloth and then with a alcohol pad to ensure it is perfectly cleaned, no oil or unwanted residue.
A thin coating of 3M 94 Primer was applied and left to dry for 5 minutes before sticking on the block magnet with 3M Foam Double Sided Adhesive tape.
Firm pressure was applied for 30secs to ensure a good initial bond. the magnet bonded by adhesive was left overnight so that the 3M adhesive substrates have sufficient time to flow and “wet out” and achieve bonding at the microscopic level.

A quick test of the 20x10x3mm block magnet from Titan Magnetics before sticking it to the wheel with 3M VHB Acrylic Foam Adhesive.
(This is the same 3M VHB Foam adhesive used on our Dia. 20x2mm Neodymium Magnets with 3M VHB Adhesive  )
Cateye Senso with Titan Magnetics Magnet

After 1 week of testing to ensure the replacement magnet works and stay firmly in place during rides, she sent us the following photo showing the completed replacement block neodymium magnet held by 3M adhesive and insured with 3M 94 Adhesion Promoter Primer!

Cateye Sensor with replaced Magnet

I think it’s way neater than the original magnet.

Customer Contribution Thank you Evelyn for sharing with us the process in such great details!

Sphere Magnets Baggu

Sphere Magnets Baggu

Another interesting object created using only sphere magnets from our very creative user Wendy – A Magnetic Baggu!

What I found interesting is the flap of this baggu can be opened and closed just like a regular bag.

I wonder what’s inside the baggu. 🙂

Sorry folks, we do not have the exact steps to create this magnetic baggu, but I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to fashion your sphere magnets into other unique designs.

SphereMagnets Baggu Side

Thanks Wendy for sharing these inspiring photos!

Fix Broken Air-conditioner Cover with Magnets

Fix Broken Air-conditioner Cover with Magnets

Fix broken air-conditioner cover with magnets.

BrokenAirconCover

I’ve seen it numerous times, missing air-conditioner cover, cover duct taped to to the blower unit, using a twisted wire to hold the cover in place, slanted ill fitting air-conditioner covers (no repair attempted, just hanging there with the remaining hinge)…

These are tell tale signs that the hinge or latch of the covering is broken and most owners results to creative ways of repairs, relatively better than not covering it at all which can affect the air-flow and dust protection of the blower unit.

Below is just an alternative way of repair/modification to add to the list : ), except that:

1) there are no tell tale sign once we’re done

2) it works better than the original cover, you’ll realise it on your next cleaning (but don’t start breaking your cover yet if it’s still under warranty!)

So let’s get started!

Fix broken aircon cover with magnets

What you’ll need:
– The air conditioner cover with broken hinge (go on and break off the remaining plastic hinge since if it’s already broken)
Block neodymium magnets 20 x 10 x 2 mm: 1-2pcs  (if you are not using a scrap metal)
– Super glue
– Double sided adhesive tape
– Good quality adhesive tape
– Small piece of scrape metal (optional, if you are using just 1 magnet)

Step 1.

Identify a spot on the air-conditioner blower unit that has contact with the cover or has just a small gap (2-4mm gap is fine) from the cover when fully closed.

Mark the spot on to the cover. (ideally it is a flat smooth area)

Step 2.

Stick the scrap metal Or 1pcs of the magnet to the cover using double side adhesive tape (If you are using magnet, take note of the polarity so you will not end up sticking both the same polarity facing each other)
Reinforce by pasting a big generous piece of adhesive tape over the magnet/scrap metal

StickMetalToCover

Step 3

Super glue a piece of block neodymium magnet to the spot on the air-conditioner unit where it will come in contact with the cover when fully closed.
Apply firm pressure on the magnet for 10 seconds for the super glue to bond.

Reinforce it by wrapping some adhesive tape over the magnet, I’ve added 2 layers of clear adhesive (vertically and horizontally) for good measure. Apply pressure and give the adhesive tape a good rub to secure it in place. If you are not in a hurry, wait for a few hours for the super glue and adhesive tape to set and have a good grip because we want this to be really secure.

Stick Magnet To Aircon

This photo highlight in red the single block magnet positioned on the top-middle section of the air-conditioner.
The 2 blue circles shows original holes for existing latches which requires no modification.

Magnet on Aircon

Step 4.

Align the magnets/scrap metal piece and fix the cover back to the air-conditioner blower unit, it should click when in contact. (Shown in red circle below)
Finally, press in the latchs to secure the cover and we are done!  (Shown in blue circles below)

Fix Aircon cover with magnets

 

The following photo taken from way up the ceiling shows the gap between the cover and blower unit.
The neodymium magnet holding on to the cover scrap metal can be seen only through the grill above if you climb up and look really hard.

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As a bonus, you can now easily remove the whole cover for washing during cleaning and maintenance without the fear of breaking a plastic hinge!
There are simply no more hinges to break.

Notes:
The reasons why a scrap metal was used in this case is because:
1) Some cover are relatively light weight, not necessary to use 2pcs of neodymium magnets
2) Scap metal which are thin and larger size than the magnet is easier to stick to the cover as it has a larger surface area for more double side adhesive hence better adhesion.
3) No need to align 2 pieces of magnets perfectly as the scrap metal is slightly larger.

But for other cases, you may need the strength of 2pcs of neodymium magnets if the cover is heavy or the gap is wider. Some situations may require a disc shaped neodymium magnets, it really depends.

Happy modifying!

 

Magnetic Quick Release on Back Pack

Magnetic Quick Release on Back Pack

Customer Contribution: Our customer HC Ong was kind to share with us how he use Magnetic Quick Release to secure his water bottle to his backpack side pouch 

Carrying a water bottle on the side pouch of a backpack allows easy access for a quench of thirst without having to remove or put down the backpack. But our customer HC Ong pointed out that his water bottle often got flunk out of his backpack whenever he is in a hurry or during a quick turn that causes the backpack to swerve. It is an annoying problem that can cause a dent on a nice looking aluminium water bottle or causing slight breakage to plastics ones. Worse still, some water bottle were simply lost.

He found the perfect solution by attaching a cord from his backpack to one side of magnetic quick release and attaching the other side of the magnetic quick release to his backpack side pouch.
This allows him to run the cord thru a hole on his water bottle and secure it with the magnetic quick release. This keeps his water bottle in place even when he runs or swing his backpack. To remove water bottle, a quick tug on the cord separates the magnetic quick release. The best part is how easy it is to secure the magnetic clasp single handedly, simply bring one side close (appx 1.5cm) to the other half and it automatically snap in place by the sheer magnetic force!

Try doing that with a typical 2 pronged plastic clip where you have to align and insert one side to the other and push it in, with just 1 hand.

Magnetic Quick Release Secure Water Bottle

Photos of Magnetic Quick Release on backpack courtesy of HC Ong.
(Thank you HC Ong!)

Cylinder Magnets used in Art Exhibition

Cylinder Magnets used in Art Exhibition

Customer Contribution: Our customer Jem Magbanua was kind to share with us she used 5mm dia x 10mm Cylinder Neodymium Magnets for her exhibition display

Our customer Jem Magbanua, who is an artist, was kind enough to send us this photo of how she used cylinder neodymium magnets to display her drawing in “The Days That We Wonder” exhibition at Deck Gallery.

Magnets hold up artworks and drawings without damaging the exhibits and doesn’t requires drilling of holes that damages walls and it is a clean alternative that doesn’t leave hard to clean, sticky residues that is common when using double sided tape or foam adhesives.