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I Have Seen the Future and It’s a One-Handed Magnetic Zipper

24 October 2013

A zipper on a white background

A new line of clothing and jackets released in 2014 will feature the magnetic zipper.

The new zipper design uses a strong magnet and a re-engineered clasp to automatically glide the two ends of a zipper together.

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This article provides more information on the new zip.

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Keywords: magnetic zip, brief development, technological modelling, characteristics of technology

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