Spider silk may be the secret to a new era of manufacturing. The stuff that makes up those annoying spider webs in your basement is now being tested for use in manufacturing items for medical, construction and military uses. It turns out that spider silk is over five times stronger than steel and more elastic than a rubber band. Not only that, but it absorbs water and can take a hit better than Kevlar can. Take a look at this infographic from Sierra Cases to find out more about how spider silk factors in to the future of manufacturing.


Infographic by Sierra Cases

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