Profile of creator of Sugru, the super fixum gunk

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13 Responses to “Profile of creator of Sugru, the super fixum gunk”

  1. jimlaw says:

    Nice stuff. Now we need to be able to use this as the feedstock for a Makerbot, or some other 3D fabber.

  2. tsdguy says:

    I’m amazed they can keep the buzz going on a product that one cannot order and has not been available for almost a year.

    I wonder if they are having trouble getting enough Unicorn tears to mix in. I guess Apple has the market cornered on this magical ingredient.

  3. Anonymous says:

    You can see what people are doing with Sugru on http://www.MySurguHacks.com and upload any hacks you migh have.

  4. ahmacrom says:

    Unicorn tears! So thats what’s been missing from my secret proprietary compound….(heads off into the forest….)

  5. Godot says:

    Reminds me of the fast-setting plastic the Motie engineers in “The Mote in God’s Eye” use for things just like customizing knife handles to the individual user.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mote_in_God%27s_Eye

  6. hassan-i-sabbah says:

    Can I just say what a wonderfully Beefheartian word Folmerol is.feels nice in the mouth. Formerol. mmm.

  7. wallstreetwalker says:

    sounds like caulk with attitude! -wonder if it can be used as bondo for automobile dents??/

  8. voided says:

    I hear that 5 of the 7 years was due to the inventor accidentally sugruing her whole left hand, as depicted.

    Seriously speaking I really hope they get it in stock very soon so I can get me some.

  9. Cassandra says:

    I’ve used it to fix cracked cups

    Really? But its own documentation says it’s not food-safe

  10. loonquawl says:

    I had a look at the site, and the instructions-video, but could not find what makes this better than the kitts that have been about for years now. Price? Generic Kitt

  11. cuvtixo says:

    I’m a bit skeptical of the story, I think the interesting story is actually how this product has been marketed. Although I guess maybe the PR story presented is part of that effort. But the invention itself- after all, just about anyone could just mix silicone sealants and sawdust, but getting a ready-to-use product on shelves is something else.

  12. loonquawl says:

    I did some searching, as the kind of material is interesting to me:
    Sugru, and normal 2 component kitt (n2ck) seem to differ in various niches:
    Sugru : bonds to everything exept unspecified plastics, n2ck: bonds to everything except specified plastics (differnce in documentation)
    Sugru: slightly flexible after curing , n2ck: hard, sandable
    Sugru: store for up to one year in 5g packs, n2ck: store for unspecified time in cool and dry place
    Sugru: dosage in multiples of 5g (package size), n2ck: dosage as wished.
    Sugru: cures with moisture, n2ck: cures anywhere, after kneading.
    Sugru: up to 180degC, n2ck: up to 300degC
    Sugru: painting like normal silicone (like hell), n2ck: paint.
    Sugru: 7GBP/75g, n2ck: 11Euros/64g
    ——————
    The main kicker seems to be the residual flexibility as opposed to the hardness of n2ck.

    • nixiebunny says:

      Completely different stuff. The other is a two-part epoxy that dries hard. Everyone makes that. This is a one-part silicone that dries soft. I can see how it would be nice to use this on anything that needs softness.

      The example in the video of applying it to the toe-piece of a flip-flop shoe is a fine demonstration of why soft can be better than hard in a patching compound.

      Painting silicone is not practical, as you point out; that’s why it comes in colors (or it will when they get it into production).

      I hope they export it to the USA.

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