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posted by LaminatorX on Monday March 17 2014, @03:07PM   Printer-friendly
from the Kilkenny-Flubber dept.

Open4D writes:

"The Guardian has the story behind the creation of Sugru, which it calls 'the new wonder material.'

Its 'rise in popularity [was] initially among the tech and maker community,' but it's not something I've heard of through my usual channels of tech news, despite it being one of Time magazine's "50 Best Inventions of 2010".

According to Wikipedia, 'Sugru is malleable when removed from its airtight, moisture-proof packaging, retains its plasticity for thirty minutes, and is self-curing at room temperature after approximately 24 hours.' In other words, it's Blu-Tack that sets. You can see it in action on You Tube or see plenty of demo project photos on the Sugru website.

So, who else missed this? Would you now consider buying some to have available as an alternative to superglue or duct tape? And who has enountered it? Modern miracle or over-priced rehash?'

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  • (Score: 2) by MozeeToby on Monday March 17 2014, @03:11PM

    by MozeeToby (1118) on Monday March 17 2014, @03:11PM (#17634)

    I've used it for a few quick fixes. It's expensive, no doubt about that, but it's also a fantastic product. It's ridiculously easy to work with and is surprisingly durable and professional looking once set if you do it right.

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  • (Score: 2) by frojack on Monday March 17 2014, @07:38PM

    by frojack (1554) on Monday March 17 2014, @07:38PM (#17766) Journal

    It IS expensive, and you would be well advised to grab your kid's silly putty, (or clay) and use that for making prototypes if for no other reason than to get the molding steps nailed down.

    Once you open it, you haven't got a whole lot of time to experiment, you want to have the process doen pat. Further, it doesn't have a great shelf life, so don't stock up, and store un-opened packages in the fridge.

    I've only used the black, as the other colors are just a little loud, and make any project look like something done by your kids kindergarten art project. To get a professional look, work over your hand formed items with an X-acto knife, trimming the unnecessary bits, smoothing, etc.

    No, you are mistaken. I've always had this sig.
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 20 2014, @12:33AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 20 2014, @12:33AM (#45455)

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