Magnets can be formed by different process and have varying shapes, from simple to complex shapes requiring special tooling and machining. The most common shapes are:
The block magnet has three measurements, width, height and length. Our convention is to use the width first, then height/thickness and then length. Most often our block magnets are magnetised through the height/thickness however other magnetisations are available i.e. side and length. Cube magnets are very popular as they can be arranged in any magnetised direction.
Our disc magnets are defined as the diameter is smaller than the height. If the height is equal to, or larger, than the diameter we call it a cylinder or rod magnet.
Our cylinder magnets are defined as the diameter is equal to, or larger, than the height. If the height is smaller than the diameter we call it a disc magnet.
Ring magnets are either disc or cylinder but have one or more holes in. They are however not as strong as discs because of the loss of volume in the hole section.
Sphere magnets are by definition spherical like a ball. The poles are concentrated at a point and as such do not have a big surface area to attach like a disc or block magnet. Sphere magnets are very appealing to artists who create intricate sculptures.
It’s shaped like a horse’s hoof and is essentially a bar magnet that is bent towards the middle to form a semi-circular loop. These can be stronger than other types of magnets as they create a magnetic circuit with the material they attach to.
Other Shaped Magnets
We can supply many different shapes and sizes according to your requirements such as trapeziums, arcs, segmented, oval or polygons.