Join us at the JICC for a special lecture held in conjunction with both our annual origami exhibition, “Folding the Future: Theoretical Origami Devices,” and to celebrate World Origami Days (October 24 - November 11)!
For centuries, origami artists have invested immeasurable effort developing origami models under extreme self-imposed constraints (e.g. only one sheet of paper, no cutting or gluing). The accessible and formable medium of paper has enabled swift prototyping of vast numbers of possible designs. This has resulted in stunning origami structures and mechanisms that were created in a simple medium and using a single fabrication process (folding). The origami artists’ methods and perspectives have created systems that have not previously been conceived using traditional engineering methods. Using origami-inspired methods, it may be possible to design origami-like systems, but using different materials and processes to meet emerging product requirements.
This presentation, led by Professors Larry L. Howell and David Morgan of Brigham Young University, will show how this ancient art form is now impacting product design in applications as diverse as spacecraft, consumer products, and surgical instruments.
The devices being discussed in this lecture were developed by Brigham Young University's Compliant Mechanism Research Group (CMR). If you are interested in their free designs and learning materials, click here and here.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for security purposes. Program begins at 6:30PM. Doors open 30 minutes prior. No admittance after 7:00 PM or once seating is full. Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.
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