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Sphere magnets are available in four sizes, from 12.7mm through to 25mm in diameter. These sphere Rare Earth magnets aren’t quite as common as other shapes and their practical applications are quite niche. Their novel shape makes them an intriguing object, engaging for children and adults alike.
Rare earth sphere magnets have taken on popularity as ball magnetic toys, science experiments and other novelty applications. However, it is important to note that magnetic balls are a swallowing hazard and are not suitable for children. Whether your interest is related to education, experimentation, novelty or creativity - the spherical magnet can be an inspiring and helpful tool.

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Neodymium sphere magnets are well suited to some holding applications. Although their shape produces a very narrow and reduced magnetic field this can be ideal in certain situations. Delicate items such as artworks and handmade objects can be held in place using sphere magnets without the risk of damage. The rounded shape provides minimal surface contact complimenting the reduced pressure of the weaker magnetic hold.

The magnetic ball shape means the magnet can be removed and relocated without prying or levering the magnet. Simply roll these neo sphere magnets across the surface when repositioning or removing. This again reduces the risk of marking the underlying surface which more angular shaped magnets may do. Magnetic tapes are another alternative means of holding items that are delicate in nature.

The unique aspect of the magnetic field of a sphere has led to their use in sensors and switches. Magnetic balls are used to activate processes magnetically, rotating into position when engaged. Cylinder magnets are also used for this purpose as they provide a narrow and targeted magnetic field similar to the magnetic field of a sphere.

Sphere magnets have achieved unlikely internet popularity and fame. With the growing demand for internet content, the humble magnetic ball has amassed a following. Videos are shared widely, each showing large clusters of ball magnets that are broken apart by the impact of falling magnets. These have become an unexpected internet sensation. There is also a growing movement of people who enjoy creating intricate designs by arranging these small neo spheres magnets into symmetrical works of art. Images and videos of these works surprise and delight fans who are entertained by viewing them.

All Neodymium magnets have the potential to be dangerous if not handled with care. Children are particularly at risk and should be supervised at all times with sphere Rare Earth magnets.

Why purchase magnetic balls from AMF

Our team at AMF New Zealand works incredibly hard to pick, pack and dispatch your orders as quickly as possible. We care about our customers and their experience shopping with us. We dispatch orders daily and our trusted delivery partners cover New Zealand from top to toe. You can simply purchase your sphere rare earth magnets online and they will be shipped directly to your door.

Bricks and mortar stores will always have an attraction due to the immediacy of purchase and the ability to physically inspect the product. Unfortunately the range and quality of magnetic products stocked at stores like Bunning and Amazon are extremely limited. We hope you will enjoy looking through our huge range online and we look forward to getting your order to you pronto.


Where to buy magnetic balls?
When you purchase from AMF New Zealand you can have confidence in the quality of the goods you will receive. We have a fantastic returns policy, free shipping for orders of $30 and tons of product information at your fingertips. We have done our best to make the ordering process as simple and easy as possible. AMF is your one-stop magnet shop, we have a broad range of magnets including magnetic tools and equipment like magnetic lifters, magnetic tool holders and magnetic sweepers.

How to make a sphere out of magnetic balls?
We love hearing from our customers about the way they use their magnets. Due to their novel shape, sphere magnets seem to inspire some of the most unusual and exciting applications.

Some of our customers have created sphere shapes out of malleable materials such as polymer clay and felt. The Neo ball is then enclosed and concealed within the object with fantastic visual results. Neodymium magnets have a relatively low operating temperature range, which has meant our creative customers have found ingenious workarounds. We’d love to hear from you too.

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