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is it possible to make a strong permant magnetic at home by placing it in a hollow core of an electromagnetic

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mpilchfamily (author)2013-09-26

Typically magnets are made buy heating up the material red hot then passing a low voltage high current charge through them which allows the molecules of the material to align so it can better receive and hold a magnetic charge. Once cooled they are placed on a machine that passes a high voltage high current charge through them thus magnetizing them.

If you put the time and effort into building the power supplies needed for this you can do it at home. But you'll only be able to make the typical farite magnets which aren't all that powerful when compared to a rare earth magnet.

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billzball (author)mpilchfamily2013-09-26

thanks for your help but i don't need a magnetic as strong like a rare earth magnet. .I would like to get it to about 200 lbs pull strength.So a iron magnet would problly .be good . thanks billzball

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Kiteman (author)billzball2013-09-27

If you want a 200lbs pull, you're going to need a rare-earth (neodymium) magnet or an electromagnet.

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mpilchfamily (author)Kiteman2013-09-27

I've seen farite magnets that claim 200lb pull but never actually handled one. Chances are it would require a heck of a lot of power to and a fairly large farite to get 200lb pull.

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