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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: 1) by sgleysti on Monday March 17 2014, @06:06PM

    by sgleysti (56) Subscriber Badge on Monday March 17 2014, @06:06PM (#17731)

    I once had custom molded earplugs made at the audiologist. He stuck a foam backing attached to some string into my ear and then filled my ear with some 2-part silicone epoxy. It cured in 10 minutes while touching my skin and left no irritation. I was really impressed with that substance.