New fastener idea takes inspiration from mushrooms

February 22nd, 2021

A newly developed fastener has been attached to and removed from three types of fabric, without damaging any of them. Photo: Preeti Sharma.  Because hook-and-loop fastening materials such as Velcro® can damage the materials as the fastener is pulled apart, researchers got to work on an alternative inspired by mushrooms. The 3D-printed fastener that comes […]

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