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Math Craft Inspiration of the Week: The Curve-Crease Sculptures of Erik Demaine Erik Demaine is a Professor of Electronic Engineering and Comp Sci at MI, but he is also an origami folder who has had work displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. He makes some beautiful models and intricate puzzles, but in my opinion the really inspirational work is the curved creased models. In Erik's own words describing the above models: "Each piece in this series connects together multiple circular pieces of paper (between two and three full circles) to make a large circular ramp of total turning angle much larger than 360° (between 720° and 1080°). Each sculpture is also turned a different amount before joining the sliced circles into one big (topological) circle." These pieces are strange and beautiful, but they are also quite reproducible. I will see if I can put together a "how to" for a simple variation. H also makes amazingly complex and organic looking models like the following: Three Waves Meeting His set of models, Pushing Curves to the Limit

Geoscan - Products Atelier Allibert, Luminaires décoratifs, objets décoratifs en fil de fil, carcasses d'abat jour, kit main libre pour repas debout et cocktails, à Aulanay sous Bois, 93600, decoration et lampes decoratives pour abat jour en fil de fer Metal Plating | Manufacturing Boosting the performance of additive manufactured components Covering the surface of an additive manufactured part with a layer of copper and nickel drastically changes its mechanical, chemical, and electrical behavior. It allows for the creation of prototypes and manufacturing series that have exceptional properties while also saving both time and money. “Until we discovered the metal-plating service at Materialise, we had to manually bend metal sheets. Today, we have the luxury of using large parts in metal-plated stereolithography that are delivered in record time and are in accordance with our CAD definitions. Finally, we are able to put realistic tension onto the fabrics and foam of car seats during our trimming feasibility study.” Yves Ciszek, project engineer at Lear Automotive in France Benefits of metal plating Benefits: • Increased strength • Increased stiffness • Higher heat deflection • Improved chemical resistance • Better wear resistance • Better conductivity Applications:

Artful Home | Original Artwork by North American Artists Origami Science: origami-like techniques used in advanced tecnologies. You will be surprised to know that paper folding ideas are used in technically advanced science projects. Some projects use bona fide origami folding techniques in the their work. However, in some cases, the term "origami" is used even when their is minimal folding involved. Origami-Inspired Deployable Solar Array As we approach 2014, we revisit the 50-year-old space problem of transporting large-objects in narrow-rockets. Here comes origami to the rescue. Researchers at Brigham Young University, National Science Foundation, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and origami expert Robert Lang designed a space array which can be folded compactly and then deployed while in outer space. Not so fast. This solar array is similar to the origami Flasher by Jeremy Shafer but it's not the first time that origami has been used in space technology. Foldable Paper Lithium-Ion Battery Easy to read article here or abstract ACS Publications. How is this going to help us in the future? Origami DNA Nanorobot

Kris Henning | Industrial Design, Research and Product Development White November Jewellery Geometric Currency Sculptures by Kristi Malakoff I’m really enjoying these folded and pasted currency sculptures by Canadian visual artist Kristi Malakoff (previously). Each polyhedra is folded, cut and pasted together from several bills, blending the textures and colors from multiple worldwide currencies. (via my modern met) Update: These particular pieces were designed by Tom Hull, Meenakshi Mukerji, Heinz Strobl, and Makoto Yamaguchi.

Gray Nebula - Clint Fulkerson Carbon-based formations in suspension ^ Gray Nebula 1, 2012, graphite pencil on paper, 10" x 8", Private Collection ^ Gray Nebula 2, 2012, graphite pencil on paper, 10" x 8", Private Collection ^ Gray Nebula 3, 2012, graphite pencil on paper, 10" x 8", Private Collection ^ Gray Nebula 4, 2012, graphite pencil on paper, 10" x 8", Private Collection ^ Gray Nebula 5, 2012, graphite pencil on paper, 10" x 8", Private Collection ^ Gray Nebula 6, 2012, graphite pencil on paper, 10" x 8", Private Collection ^ Gray Nebula 7, 2012, graphite pencil on paper, 10" x 8", Private Collection ^ Gray Nebula 8, 2012, graphite pencil on paper, 10" x 8", Private Collection ^ Gray Nebula 9, 2012, graphite pencil on paper, 10" x 8", Private Collection ^ Gray Nebula 10, 2012, graphite pencil on paper, 10" x 8", Private Collection ^ Gray Nebula 11, 2012, graphite pencil on paper, 10" x 8", Private Collection ^ Gray Nebula 12, 2012, graphite pencil on paper, 10" x 8", Private Collection

Clint Fulkerson Plethora Project

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