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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 Reziac on Tuesday March 18 2014, @12:53AM

    by Reziac (2489) on Tuesday March 18 2014, @12:53AM (#17870) Homepage

    Ordinary silicon caulk, you say? Is there any particular trick to mixing it with the talc?

    How weatherproof is it? how well does it stick to metal? (Yeah, I'm looking for something easier to work with for fixing my roof. Silicon itself is too much of a mess to work into the cracks.)

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