December 12, 2011 AT 1:35 pm

How to mold precise rubber parts with sugru

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How to mold precise rubber parts with sugru

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.


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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!

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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
  • Insulate wires
  • 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:

  • Aluminum
  • Steel
  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Wood
  • Some fabrics
  • Some plastics

Features:

  • 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
  • UV resistant

Includes:

  • Two 5 gram mini-packs of Blue Sugru
  • Two 5 gram mini-packs of Green Sugru
  • Two 5 gram mini-packs of Orange Sugru
  • Three 5 gram mini-packs of Black Sugru
  • Three 5 gram mini-packs of White Sugru

In stock and shipping now.

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