Velcro gets an upgrade – Steel Velcro


steel-velcroThere’s a new version of Velcro in town and it’s called Metaklett. German engineers have taken the familiar nylon hook and loop fastening system and re-created it in steel. This new material can support both extreme weights and temperatures and may soon be used for building facades and car assemblies. Just like regular Velcro, this steel version doesn’t require special tools and can be reused.

via Make and NewScientist

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  • September 5, 2009, 2:50 pm

    it just had to be germans…

  • sparky September 5, 2009, 4:01 pm

    don’t get your finger in there!

  • ferris209 September 5, 2009, 11:31 pm

    I’m am very intrigued.. The possibilities are just endless!

  • Richard Raborn MD September 6, 2009, 10:31 am

    Assembling magnetic blocks in space locked in place with steel velcro!

  • Phantom_brother September 6, 2009, 4:53 pm

    Wonder what it sounds like when you tear it apart fast!

  • Login September 9, 2009, 1:54 pm

    But the real question is: “Will David Letterman wear a suit made of it?”

  • Bianto September 11, 2009, 2:15 am

    Sehr klug ha?
    Jetzt brauchen wir cement nicht mehr, let’ build houses without cement…

  • Adam October 21, 2009, 10:03 pm

    How would you get it apart if it call hold such extreme weight?

    • Julie October 22, 2009, 7:58 am

      @Adam Good question. I think I read that it doesn’t require any special tools. Just strength 🙂

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