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Model making with super magnets
As a professional modeller and model maker, I often fall back on the services of super magnets.
Models of miniature machines
Recently, I had to build hundreds of models of blood analysis machines.
A selection of this impressive amount can be seen on the picture.
Magnets on models
I equipped all of them with disc magnets
on the bottom side.
Purpose of the magnets
The reason being that the models should interconnect and stick to a sloped metal presentation surface.
Tests helped me discover that I needed magnets with an adhesive force between 800 and 3200 g (depending on the weight of the individual modules) for my project.
Hence, I primarily needed the following magnets:
It was important to consider that the adhesive force of the magnets always depends on the metal base surface that is used.
Therefore, I carried out the tests on the surface that I would later use for the exhibit.
Firm model storage
I even equipped the storage drawers with a thin metal plate to which the models adhere firmly and they remain in place.