sugru user Carson just posted this fantastic project on gurus showing how he molded a precise new strain relief for his cable using a 3D printed mold.
Sugru – multicolor pack. Soft-touch silicone rubber that molds and sets permanently. Sticks to aluminum, steel, ceramics, glass, wood and some fabrics + plastics! sugru is the incredible new air-curing rubber for hackers, makers, gadget lovers & anyone else who wants to make things or make their stuff work better. Self-adhesive to most other materials, and flexible when cured, sugru is a versatile tool for hackers and makers – Repair and strengthen damaged cables and housing, mount components where you want them, strengthen attachments and protect against vibration, and a hundred other uses we’re sure youʼll find for it. This is great for prototyping. Be sure to read the entire product page including the tabbed sections before purchase.
Multi-colour 12 x 5g minipacks inside a lovely big pouch for $17.95. Sugru does have a ‘use by’ date – this batch is good till May 2012!
Top 10 uses of sugru for hackers and makers:
Repair and strengthen damaged cables
Mount components semi-permanently e.g. webcam / microphones / wires / switches
Replace missing feet on speakers, laptops etc
Mount components, and add feet to PCBs
Repair casing / housing on computers and earphones
Strengthen attachments, protect against vibration
Enclose prototype electronics, make them waterproof
Add feet under harddrives to allow air to circulate underneath
Make awesome custom housing on USB flash drives
Properties, self adhesive sugru bonds to:
Form by hand – no tools needed
Colors can be mixed
Cures at room temperature to a tough flexible silicone overnight
Waterproof and dishwasher proof when cured
“Loves” a bit of heat or cold, sugru is resistant from -60 degrees C to 180 degrees C
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