What are the Different Shapes of Magnets?

magnet shape

There are probably few limits to the shapes that magnets can be formed into. The factor that determines the shape that a magnet is formed into is the desired shape of the magnetic field that comes from the magnetic poles.

Uses of Different Shaped Magnets and Strengths:
Each magnet is designed and manufactured for its use and purpose to fit in for its use and the real strength of the magnet comes from the magnetic material, each shape of the magnet have the effect on the strength of the magnet and shape of the magnet is very important and significant.

magnet shape

The most common shapes you will see are rectangular prisms, cylinders, spheres, and rings, however, there are few limits to what shapes you can have with a magnet. You can buy neodymium arc magnets, neodymium bar magnets, neodymium block magnets, neodymium cylinder magnets, neodymium disc magnets, neodymium ring magnets, square pyramid magnets, conical magnets, triangular prism magnets, heart-shaped magnets, etc.

Now, let’s see what are different shapes of magnets now in detail about shapes of magnets:
Blocks and Bars:
These blocks and bars magnets have fully with the flat surface and in shape of perpendicular to each other.
Threaded Tiny Magnets:
Threaded magnets are partial with the use of their threaded shaped through magnetic rings and wooden plates and these include countersunk holes design and threaded shape which helps in holes to perfectly fit in with the threaded shape.
Rubber Coated:
Rubber coated magnets which are used for magnet keepers and used for protection purposes, these are tiny and generate and contact with large fields and these plastic coated magnets are used against the rust without irritations.
Bar Magnets :
Bar magnets are one of the weakest magnets of all shaped magnets.
Horseshoe Magnets :
Uses of horseshoe magnets and Horseshoe magnets are just barred magnets bent in u shaped and the U shaped magnet makes stronger by bending them in U shape just pointing the poles in the same direction which makes them stronger. As it is named horseshoe it can be used to collect pins, industrial materials etc.
Disc Magnets :
Disc magnets are mainly used for holding applications where the drilled hole plays an important role and it is recessed into the hole. There are lot of things we can do with disc magnets. The use of Disc Magnets is shaped in thin flat circular magnets and its thickness does not exceed the diameter.
Cylinder Magnets:
Cylindrically shaped magnets are used as rods and used in medical treatment as well sometimes for multiple surgeries, using this shape of the magnet in human spine bone and etc. Cylindrically shaped magnets posses the high level of magnetism from relatively small surface pole area rod shape with a ball end shape.
Ring Magnets:
Ring magnets are widely used in science experiments and they are used in various daily use products like the vacuum cleaner, motors, generators etc.
Pyramid Magnets:
Pyramid magnets with its shape in pyramid help to produce and designed in a way to fabricate or generate with huge flux density with it.
Sphere Magnets :
The main use of sphere magnets is for toys, and novelty products as it is shape and structure in the sphere and the magnetic flow in shape of sphere flows from north pole on the sphere to south pole on the sphere.


Author: Maria Higgins

Welcome! I am a Standford Magnets engineer with over 10 years dedication to the R&D of licensed Rare-earth permanent magnets, Neodymium magnets and SmCo magnets, ceramic magnets, flexible magnets and magnetic assemblies since the mid of the 1980s. I shall keep you well informed of the leading-edge knowledge in the Magnets world.

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