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Huntsville magnetic research company meets President

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Correlated Magnetics was one of four companies chosen to give a presentation to the President. Correlated Magnetics was one of four companies chosen to give a presentation to the President.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A Huntsville-based magnetics research company is in the spotlight after meeting with President Obama.

Correlated Magnetics was one of four companies chosen to give a presentation to the President, demonstrating their breakthroughs in technology.

Company leaders said the President said "he felt like a magician's assistant" during their presentation.

In a nutshell, the company programs magnets to give them a stronger hold. They use a computer to create special patterns on magnets. Those patterns determine how the magnet will react to other magnets.

In the past five years, the company has been issued 80 patents, with dozens more in the works.

The company's researchers develop all kinds of products, from sporting equipment to household goods.

They are also developing products for The Office of Naval Research, Marshall Space Flight Center, and The Missile Defense Agency.

As they continue to make strides in magnetic research, they say their meeting with President Obama is a big step.

"We showed him a multi-level magnet device that we call a Hoverfield. It has magnets that attract at a distance and repel in close proximity. It demonstrates very unique behavior for magnetic devices and one that really catches your attention. The other thing we provided for him was an example of a very fine-scale control we have over the magnetization. We actually put a likeness of the President's face on a magnetic coin and gave that to him," said Ron Jewell with Correlated Magnetics.

The company said their research is going in all directions, but something they are particularly excited about is putting the commercial version of their machines into the hands of customers.

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