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Origami Technology

Origami and folding turn up in surprising ways in the technological world, in space, automotive, consumer electronics, medecine, and more. But upon further thought, perhaps it is not so surprising. Many of these fields have a common requirement, which can be boiled down to a few simple criteria:

Whenever you have those three criteria together, origami has the potential to play a role. In these articles, you'll see examples of three projects I've been involved in over the years where origami techniques created the solution to a real-world, technological problem.

There are many examples of origami finding applications in technology via many other scientists and origamists. See my collection of scientific/mathematical links for many more.