Our Christmas Magnet Competition

The Chance to Win 5 Fantastic Magnet Science Games To celebrate Christmas, we are running an exciting free magnet-focused competition!  You will be able to amaze friends and family by balancing coins on the edge of Doctor Who mugs and magically suspend things in mid-air. The winner will receive 5 fantastic Magnet Science Games: The […]


Cub Scouts Attracted to Engineering by Magnets

Bunting Europe is Visited by 1st Northchurch Cubs from Berkhamsted A Berkhamsted based Cub Scout group were recently given a tour of their local Bunting Magnetics magnet, magnetic assembly and magnetic separator manufacturing plant.  The 1st Northchurch Cubs were shown how magnets are a fundamental part of everyone’s daily life. The visit comes at a […]


Magnets Featured in James Bond Movies Part 2


GoldenEye (1995)

The most impressive use of magnetic forces featured in the movie that introduced Pierce Brosnan as 007.  GoldenEye was a top-secret Russian weapons system that converted two satellites into offensive weapons.  With special access codes, the satellites set off an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that would cause any object working with an electrical circuit to fail.

James Bond and his Enemies Both Use Magnetic Forces In the second of our two James Bond blogs, we continue the review of how 007 and his enemies utilise magnets and magnetic forces.  Our first blog concentrated on the eras of Sean Connery and Roger Moore, and in this blog we look at the movies […]


Magnets Featured in James Bond Films Part 1

James Bond and his Enemies Utilising Magnetic Forces Magnets and magnetic powers often make it into popular culture via the movies.  With all the gadgets and gizmos, James Bond has enlisted the help of the simple magnet on many occasions.  In the first of two blogs, we look at the movies in which Magnets took […]


Bunting Launch New Neodymium Magnet at Sensors & Instrumentation 2017

Magnets and Magnetic Assemblies on the Bunting Stand The latest in Magnet and Magnetic Technology will be on display on the Bunting Magnetics Europe stand (Hall 1, K19) at Sensors & Instrumentation 2017 (NEC, Birmingham, UK, 26th – 27th September 2017). Bunting Magnetics is a world leader in the supply of Magnets, Technical Magnetic Assemblies, […]


Electric Vehicles Drive Up Rare Earth Magnets Prices

Prices of Neodymium Magnets Increase The price of rare earth minerals, used in the production of Rare Earth Magnets such as Neodymium, is trading at nearly double the 2016 average (as of August 2017).  This alarming increase is believed to be driven by an expansion in electric vehicles and renewable energy. At the end of […]


Magnets, Quality and the Environment

Successful Transition to ISO9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015 for Bunting Magnetics Europe Bunting Magnetics Europe Quality Assurance Manager, Denis Elkins, discusses the importance of successfully transitioning to the latest incarnations of the international standards for Quality (ISO9001:2015) and the Environment (ISO14001:2015). “Bunting has held the ISO9001 Quality Standard since May 2005 and the ISO14001 Environmental standard since […]


A Compass Magnetically Shows The Way

The Interaction Between A Compass and the Earth’s Magnetic Field When a kid is given a compass for the first time, they almost become mesmerised by the way the needle spins around every time they move.  No matter which way they go, the compass needle will always point in the same direction. The simple compass […]


Health and Safety Advice for Magnets

Protecting Against the Dangers of Strong Magnets The high magnetic strength of present-day Permanent Magnets, such as Rare Earth Neodymium, is vitally important in Computer Hard Drives, Audio Equipment, Motors, Door Catches, and even Jewellery. However, there are also Health and Safety precautions that need to be taken when handling high strength Neodymium Magnets.  These precautions […]


Why Are Strong Magnets Called Rare Earth?

The Origin of Neodymium Iron Boron Magnets being called Rare Earth   The first ‘Rare Earth’ Magnet was developed in the 1960s based on work done by Karl Strnat and Alden Rey at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the University of Dayton.  The development of the Samarium–Cobalt Magnet (made of an alloy of samarium and cobalt […]