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  • Are you a wrench-free facility?

    I often find myself looking back to the days when, as a “wannabe” toolmaker, I had my butt (frequently) kicked because I failed to allow for the machine backlash or I overestimated the speeds and feeds for the HSS tooling of the time. Trying to clamp the workpiece without distorting it was an art-form and […]

  • Beware of Mr. No Problem!

    The vast majority of the manufacturing and steel service industries have never incorporated permanent magnetic workholding and material handling technology into their production process; it is their right to be skeptical. Most important, they need qualified answers to alleviate or confirm their concerns. The problem for the inquirer is where to find those answers in the first place. There […]

  • Test Standards for Lifting Magnets

    In November, 2005, I wrote to the B30 Committee at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).  I had just completed my design for a new permanent magnetic lifter and wanted to make sure that in every respect, it met the standards as laid out in ASME’s B30.20 “Close Proximity Operated Magnets”. As I poured through the […]


  • IMTS 2014 9/8/14-9/13/14

    DocMagnet has reserved their spot for IMTS 2014 already and it turns out they will be at Booth #1356 in the West Hall, which is the very same space they were in for the 2012 show. The show will take place from September 8th – September 13th of 2014. Go ahead and add DocMagnet to […]