STILFOLD receives patent for “industrial origami”

STILFOLD has been granted its first patent right for its innovative “industrial origami” manufacturing technology.
STILFOLD’s technology enables designers to produce complex, light and sustainable structures by folding flat sheet metal over curves using computational design and advanced robotics.
The Swedish patent covers the core technology that enables STILFOLD to design and build sophisticated products using origami-inspired curve folding. It includes the company’s proprietary computer-guided software (called STILWARE) which enables designers to create folding instructions for flat materials and turn them into three-dimensional shapes.
The idea behind STILFOLD is to design and manufacture products that combine functionality, durability and sustainability, enabling designers to use fewer raw materials and components without sacrificing design complexity. Eventually, the STILFOLD technology will be made available to designers, architects, manufacturers and engineers who want to licence it to build their own products whilst minimising their environmental impact.

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