About Polymagnets

What’s Special About Polymagnets

Most off the shelf magnets have a simple nature. North on one side, south on the other. Some hard tooled, custom magnets have simple configurations of north and south.

CMR has invented a new, software-driven magnetizer that opens up entirely new magnetic systems. Rather than simple arrangements of north and south, customizable patterns are designed in software and programmed into a magnet in minutes. Not weeks.

Polymagnets are fundamentally different than conventional magnets. You can now customize the feel and function of a magnet system. In the race to design new and differentiated product, Polymagnets are an incredible new design tool to precisely tool the feel and function of a product.

Standard magnet

Rotate-release with alignment feature

Magnet for Hall effect sensor application

Polymagnets are manufactured in any quantity from prototype to production volumes. Since the pattern is created in software, it can be changed and new prototypes delivered in days.

And with the tremendous flexibility of Polymagnets, entirely new types of magnetic systems can be created. CMR has a catalog of pre-engineered designs from incredibly strong holding magnets to magnet systems that spring, latch, release and align – and with these basic building blocks, that’s just a start. Contact a sales representative to see what Polymagnets can do for your product.

Polymagnet Catalog

The online catalog has pre-engineered Polymagnets in a wide range of feel and function. The Polymagnets in the catalog are available as a starting point for new designs or supplied in production volumes.


Polymagnets are the world’s strongest magnets because their magnetic energy has been concentrated near the surface. Polymagnets are up to 5x stronger than conventional magnets.


Conventional magnets do not necessarily align when attaching to each other. Polymagnets® are designed to align with a wide variety of alignment functions.


Latch Polymagnets repel until the magnet pair pass through a defined transition point. After the transition point they reverse polarity and attract. These amazing Polymagnets are a fundamental building block for sliding and rotating latches.


Spring Polymagnets attract until they pass through a defined transition point, passed which they will repel. These Polymagnets will come to rest at an equilibrium distance.