Archive for September, 2009

Biomaterials: great applications!

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009


Designers are starting to access the latest in Biomaterials in their efforts to minimize the impact of products on the environment.

Evolve Line of Products from Smith, uses biodegradable and bio-based products in production.  96% of each Goggle frame is created from recycled polyurethane, and the Evolve Helmets are using eco-friendlier materials such as Cocona.

Ask us how we can design your next product with a Biomaterial, and make more than a marketing impact in the world!

Steel Velcro

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009


Extreme steel ‘Velcro’ takes a 35-tonne load

16:34 04 September 2009

For all its usefulness, Velcro hardly inspires excitement. But German engineers have taken inspiration from the mild-mannered fastener to create a version of the hook-and-loop concept with enough steely strength for extreme loads and environments.

A square metre of the new fastener, called Metaklett, is capable of supporting 35 tonnes at temperatures up to 800 ºC, claim Josef Mair and colleagues at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. And just like everyday Velcro it can be opened up without specialised tools and used again.

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by Tom Simonite