If you are looking to find the uses of neodymium magnets, then it is assumed that you already know what these magnets are, how they are different from usual magnets etc. For those, who are unaware about them, neodymium is very powerful magnets available on the earth. Due to their powerful structure, and the fact that they are made of rare elements, they are also given the name of “rare magnets”.
You must be wondering by now what are the uses of these magnets. What you all know about magnets is that they are used to attract iron. Yes, that’s a very simple and basic use of any kind of magnets. However, here we talking about the rare magnets and uses of such rare things can’t be so simple. You will be surprised to know that these magnets are used for countless things. Like usual magnets, neodymium is also used for personal work, but is mostly used in large industries. They are shaped like magnetic disc magnets and have following uses:
- To make stud finders
- To make toys
- To manufacture oil pans and filters
- Used in the welding clamp with is aimed to hold one or many metals
- To find out nails scattered on the floor at a garage or any hardware store
- Used in magnetic therapy for many health benefits and also to cure many joint related problems
- Used in geocaching
- Used to hold floats in the banners of a car
- To hold old magnets
- To magnetize out of use magnets
- To remove dents from old metals, instruments etc.
Since, these magnets are used for a number of things, you should know about various ways to handle it too. Remember that magnets, if fallen from height can break easily. They can also melt down easily if they come in contact with very high temperature. Therefore, you need to know about several tips and tricks to handle these magnets.
Maximum temperature on which these magnets start to melt
Any kind of magnet is prone to high temperature, so is the case with neodymium. Knowing about the maximum temperature that these magnets can handle is required. Remember that there are two types of temperature for magnets. The first one is the Curie temperature which is the heat at which magnets start to lose their magnetization.
The second one is MaxOpTemp or maximum operating temperature. As the term suggests, this is the maximum temperature that magnets can handle. MaxOpTemp differs from one type of magnets to another. Therefore, you should look for this information on the magnet while purchasing it.
There are many ways in which magnets lose their magnetization. Reversible loss, irreversible loss and permanent losses are just to name few. Irreversible loss is the loss of magnetization that happens in high temperature. Permanent loss is the final loss of magnetization in the magnet. Once the magnet has lost its magnetization permanently, it is of no use. Then, they becomes like just a piece of metal.