Will extreme steel 'Velcro' change the face of cars?
Unlike glue, Metaklett will never melt. And since it has such high heat tolerance, it can be used anywhere in a car, or even on roadways to hang signage or help reinforce bridges.
One automotive application might be to hang exhaust components, which routinely get up and over 500 degrees. Similarly, Metaklett could be used to mount objects around manifolds, even in turbocharged cars which get really hot. Imagine using the stuff for engine mounts, where you could literally drop an engine in just a few seconds. Plus, you could just 'Velcro' the headers to the exhaust pipes.
Or how about body panels? If a Metaklett mounted body panel gets dinged or twisted, we could see just peeling it off and replacing it with a new one. No tools needed. We should point out while Metaklett can support 77,140 pounds in the direction of the two pieces of material, it can "only" hold a perpendicular load of 15,500 pounds. So Hummer H2 drivers, keep on rolling. We kid, we kid.
[Source: New Scientist | Image: TUM Institute of Metal Forming and Casting]
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