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.