Arduino Enclosure (Part 6)

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One step ahead, Limor advertised and makes an awsome product available in her already famous shop.

Now introducing the SUGURU!

Sugru is like modeling clay when you take it from its pack. Once it’s exposed to air, it cures to a tough flexible silicone overnight using the moisture in the air. Working time = 30 mins. Cure time = 24hrs (3-5 mm deep). It is designed to stick to as many other materials as possible. It forms a strong bond to aluminium, steel, ceramics, glass and other materials including plastics like perspex. Read more on our instructions page.

SUGURU is silicone, so it’s completely waterproof and durable outdoors. It’s easy to clean with soap and water, oh and it’s fine with sea water too! When SUGURU cures, it’s flexible rather than rigid. Which means that you can repair things that need to be able to move like textiles, cables, or shoes.

In other words, this products looks like it has been designed for makers of any gender. May be some day, SUGURU shall be available under the form of an ink cartridge for 3D printers ;-). A must try.

For those who need stronger material, you may use the FIMO oven-hardening modelling clay. I used it successfully for many years. The big difference lies in the fact that the FIMO clay must be baked at 110°C for 30 minutes in order to harden. But then, it is as hard as concrete. Almost!

FIMO clay is available in many colors in various sizes: the big difference with SUGURU is that the FIMO clay doesn’t dry under ambiant temperature conditions. FIMO, an other must have.

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2 Comments

  1. Jean-Marie says:

    Thanks for your original site and for sharing your personnal experience.
    May I suggest another substance which can be quite usefull when making things yourself : “Utile Plast” from Pascal Rosier (available in France).
    See this video on Youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFXySiLZDOQ

  2. Didier says:

    Merci Jean-Marie. Thanks for the input. I bought some of it, years ago. Actually, my son used it for reparing is motorbike and I did not have a chance to experience myself ;-). We may also mention two components paste which hardens quite well and which is supposed to be heat resistant.

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