New Origami (Foldable) Designs by Shape Memory Polymer Filament – Presented by Hiroya Tanaka, Social Fabrication Laboratory, Keio University SFC

Hiroya Tanaka

New Origami (Foldable) Designs by Shape Memory Polymer Filament – Presented by Hiroya Tanaka, Social Fabrication Laboratory, Keio University SFC at the 2nd edition 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference, which takes place on 1 February 2017 at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands.

Shape Memory Polymer Filament (made by Kyoraku, Inc, in Japan) (http://www.smptechno.com/index_en.html) is one of inspiring materials for 4D printing. By combining with Origami (Foldable) modelling technologies, we are exploring at new design applications. We will also introduce our modelling software which realize intricated g-code control and material weaving.

About Hiroya Tanaka
Hiroya Tanaka’s research covers wide range of interests, such as Digital Fabrication, IoT, Architecture Design, Material Design and Social Innovations. He is a founder of the first FabLab in Japan (and in East Asia), and working as a leader of Center of Innovation Project “Kansei-Based Digital Fabrication” by Japan Ministry. He is trying to apply Fab technologies to several different fields, such as farming, nursing and soft robotics.

About Social Fabrication Laboratory, Keio University SFC 
Social Fabrication Laboratory started in 2013. Several groups consists of hybrid talents (software engineer, mechanical engineer, web system developer, lawyer, sociologist, designer, artist, architect…. ) are collaborating for the future of digital fabrication through radical prototyping.

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