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   xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Sep 27 02:00 AM

Sept 27, 2009: Macho Velcro

I'm sure you all know what Velcro is. And you probably have a general understanding of how it works, but even if you don't, you sure as hell know how to use it.
You may not know Velcro come in varying strengths, we use a lot of very strong Velcro in helicopter interiors.

But I've never seen macho Velcro before....



Quote:
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.

Mair thinks his spring-steel fastener is tough enough to be used for building facades or car assembly.

Metaklett can support maximum weight when pulled on in the plane of the strips, and a square metre can hold a perpendicular load of 7 tonnes, says Mair.
Building facades? Will hold well with the weight pulling in the plane of the strips, but what about in an earthquake, when the force from the shaking building is perpendicular to that plane?

Car assembly? So in a crash, parts of the car become space-age ninja weapons, flying through the air?

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Elspode  Sunday Sep 27 04:10 AM

All I want to know is, when someone eventually sells this with a peel and stick backing for use in the home, will the glue hold?



capnhowdy  Sunday Sep 27 09:15 AM

Now wait a minute. There's no way I'm eating this stuff.



Tawny  Sunday Sep 27 09:29 AM

Oh, boy, new accessories for the Dominatrix!



Shawnee123  Sunday Sep 27 09:38 AM

I don't trust velcro with my shoes, I'm certainly not going to hang out in front of a facade that's held on by velcro...no matter how macho the velcro.



TheDaVinciChode  Sunday Sep 27 11:34 AM

One bite of that will surely hold you over 'til morning.



ZenGum  Sunday Sep 27 07:30 PM

G'day Davinci! to the cellar.

Psst, there's a whole heap of other stuff outside the Image of the Day, if you feel like digging further.



Sheldonrs  Sunday Sep 27 08:06 PM

If you want to prove it's really "macho" make a cock ring out of it.



TheDaVinciChode  Sunday Sep 27 09:25 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
G'day Davinci! to the cellar.

Psst, there's a whole heap of other stuff outside the Image of the Day, if you feel like digging further.
Thanks for the welcome! I've been lurking for what seems like half a decade, or more, and finally decided to take the plunge, becoming a member!

... After this, I'll be sure to stick around.

(Oh, I know... That was painful to read.)


monster  Sunday Sep 27 09:53 PM

I'm scared about what sort of fluff that macho velco will collect -the stuff that clogs up the velcro on my kids' shoes is frightening enough



monster  Sunday Sep 27 09:57 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheDaVinciChode View Post
Thanks for the welcome! I've been lurking for what seems like half a decade, or more, and finally decided to take the plunge, becoming a member!

... After this, I'll be sure to stick around.

(Oh, I know... That was painful to read.)

Oh you're in trouble now..... punning the Zenster ...and badly.... You should zip it quickly, he looks ready to popper. I think you may have pushed his buttons. Fasten up, you're gonna find him ready to hook an eye.


ZenGum  Monday Sep 28 02:00 AM

I'll leave it for Zippy...



TheDaVinciChode  Monday Sep 28 11:48 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by monster View Post
Oh you're in trouble now..... punning the Zenster ...and badly.... You should zip it quickly, he looks ready to popper. I think you may have pushed his buttons. Fasten up, you're gonna find him ready to hook an eye.
You're right, of course. I should've held my tongue, but alas, now I'm in quite the sticky situation. I can only hope to pull through, to undo my mistake; If only it weren't so solidly held in your minds.

Parting is such sweet sorrow... Let's hope we come together, as I'm sure if we get close, we'll soon find ourselves nigh inseparable.


Sheldonrs  Monday Sep 28 11:56 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by monster View Post
... Fasten up, you're gonna find him ready to hook an eye.
As opposed to him eyeing a hooker.





monster  Monday Sep 28 12:31 PM

he can multi-task I've heard....



Sundae  Wednesday Sep 30 05:59 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheDaVinciChode View Post
Let's hope we come together
And we're back to Crimson's man-musk again!


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