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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: 4, Interesting) by Sir Garlon on Monday March 17 2014, @03:22PM

    by Sir Garlon (1264) on Monday March 17 2014, @03:22PM (#17647)

    This is the first I've heard of it. Does anyone know if you can cast it in reusable molds?

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  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by TonyWilk on Monday March 17 2014, @08:01PM

    by TonyWilk (213) on Monday March 17 2014, @08:01PM (#17776)

    Yes it is moldable, but you have to guess the cure time which depends on how much is exposed and how much is 'buried' in the mold. One thing I made was a rubber roller molded between perspex plates - left it a week then took an end plate off and left it another couple of days.

    Another really handy fix was for a non-standard 12v 2-pin power connector: found a couple of connector inserts which fit on the socket pins, soldered on a couple of wires and rammed sugru into the socket and up along the leads - 4 days later - luverly new power plug.