Magnet Shapes

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:

Block/Bar/Cube Magnets

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.

Block Magnets

Disc Magnets

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.

Disc Magnets

Cylinder/Rod Magnets

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.

Cylinder and Rod Magnets

Ring Magnets

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.

Ring Magnet

Sphere Magnets 

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.

Sphere Magnet

Horseshoe Magnets

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.

Other Shaped Magnets