Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Steel Velcro

"Totally wicked: The Metaklett strips you see above are essentially steel Velcro, developed by German engineers at the Technical University of Munich and intended, like the regular stuff, to be fastened and unfastened without the use of tools.
The steel strips, "one kind bristling with springy steel brushes and the other sporting jagged spikes," are only 0.2 millimeters thick, but a square meter of the stuff can hold "a perpendicular load of 7 tonnes." Developer Josef Mair foresees the stuff being used for building facades or automobile assembly. And it will withstand temperatures of up to 800 degrees Fahrenheit, so you could even use it in Arizona in July."

Via core77

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