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Magnets and plastic have a very close relationship, just like close pals!

They are both functional materials that not only play an important role in modern technology, but are also found everywhere in daily life.

Whenever they join forces, the magnet becomes softer and the plastic becomes more attractive.

WHAT ARE PLASTIC INTEGRATED MAGNETS?

Plastic integrated magnets are a product that integrates different magnets and plastic. They can be plastic magnets or plastic magnet assemblies. They combine magnetic and plastic properties and are more durable and suitable for use in harsher environments than regular permanent magnets, although some magnetic forces are sacrificed.

All products about plastics involve molds. This is the difficulty in developing integrated magnets for plastics. We are always exchanging information with our plastic mold manufacturers. This enables us to quickly provide mold design and production services.

If you have already purchased plastic accessories from a plastic product manufacturer and don’t want to pay another mold, don’t worry, you can send the plastic parts to us directly and we will provide you with magnet production and magnet and plastic parts assembly service.

China Magnets Source Material Limited is a Professional Manufacturer of Powerful High Teperature Neodymium Magnets on Polyurethane Products.

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HOW TO INCORPORATE MAGNETS INTO YOUR OVERMOLDED PLASTIC PRODUCTS?

The plastic integrated magnets generally fall into two main categories: one is injection-molded magnets, and the other is plastic embedded magnet. The former is also called mold magnet, and the latter is also called plastic magnet assembly.

Plastic integrated magnets include standard and customized. Standard products are mainly gadgets used in daily working life. And customized products are generally non-standard accessories or unique new concept products.

There are several ways we can bring magnets and plastics together. Here are a few popular methods:

injection molded magnetic shaft

Injection Molding

This is a common injection molding method that mixes magnetic materials and thermoplastic resin (such as PPS, PA6, PA12) and heats them to a plastic state, and then injects the mixture into a mold to form. Injection molded magnets are essentially made of magnetic powder mixed with various plastic polymer materials. Choosing to mix different magnetic materials and plastic polymers results in a variety of different material properties.

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Over-Molding

it’s like giving your magnet a cool makeover! Imagine adding a new layer of material, typically rubber or plastic, to your magnet. This process isn’t just about looks; it’s about enhancing protection and functionality. For magnets, over-molding is like providing them with a shield against corrosion and impacts. Plus, it prevents those contact surfaces from getting scratched by magnets, maintaining their sleek appearance. However, there’s a trade-off: while over-molding beefs up protection, it does slightly dampen the magnetic force. So, it usually uses powerful neodymium magnets.

PLASTIC INTEGRATED MAGNETS

Insert Molding

Insert molding is to embed one or more metal parts (such as metal inserts or other objects) into plastic parts that have been injection molded. For magnets, this means embedding magnetic material or magnet elements into already formed plastic parts. This approach enables the combination of magnetic and other functionalities and the realization of multiple properties in a single component.

PLASTIC COATED NEODYMIUM MAGNETS

Ultrasonic Welding

it is a common plastic welding technology that uses high-frequency ultrasonic vibrations to heat and join plastic materials. No requirement for additional adhesives or solvents, so it can reduce pollution and material waste. People usually use it for plastic parts connection that require high-strength and precise welding, such as automotive parts, medical equipment, and electronic devices.

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Glue Fixing

Glue fixing is the most common and convenient method of fixing magnets on plastic. The difficulty lies in choosing the right glue. From past experience that gluing magnet to plastic can fail in the process if the glue is not right. If you need detailed information about our assembly process (adhesive or glue type, assembly process, curing time, etc.), please feel free to contact us by e-mail.

3M adhesive magnets for mounting

Adhesive-backed fixing materials are often used to bond different types of materials, such as metal, plastic, glass, etc. Compared with traditional mechanical fixing methods, double-sided tape can achieve more design flexibility, easily and quickly bond a variety of new materials, and improve production efficiency. It is a pre-adhesive process, only need to peel off the surface film, and then immediately realize the fixing of magnets and plastics.

Sewing magnets

Hot Melt Welding

Hot melt welding is a technique widely employed in the blister packaging industry. In the magnet industry, it finds its place in production of sew magnets. Picture this: A tailor-made magnet is placed in the sandwich of PVC/TPU transparent plastic films, then carefully sealed together using a high-frequency machine for that seamless bond. This unique process dresses the magnet in a transparent plastic garment, giving it a waterproof shield while also broadening the area available for sewing. Essentially, it’s like giving the magnet its own stylish and functional attire to enhance its capabilities!

Snap connection for plastic inserted magnet

Snap

it is a common connection fixed structure in the product structure, especially in plastic parts. Generally, it needs another matching part to achieve the connection effect. Snap is an economical, effective, simple and convenient way to connect the plastic, and it can maintain the integrity of the product appearance, especially for the appearance of the high requirements of the consumer electronics field, the snap connection is the most widely used connection methods.

Screw / Bolt Fixing for big pot magnet on plastic

Screw / Bolt Fixing

Screws can be used to fix magnet products with holes that have strong pull force or heavy weight. This fixing method is very strong and there is no need to worry about the magnet falling off the plastic part during use.

SOURCE PLASTIC INTEGRATED MAGNETS FROM CHINA

Different magnets, different plastics, their combination will bring many surprises. There are many more surprises waiting to be explored by designers all over the world.

If you have any questions about plastic magnets or need cost estimates during your product design phase, feel free to reach out to us anytime. We’re more than happy to provide you with the information you need.

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