STILFOLD has sold its first “industrial origami” metal-folding machine to industry, in a deal with Georgia Tech’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the USA.
The company has created groundbreaking technology which involves the use of a specialist robotic cell and computational design software to fold flat sheet metal over curves to create complex, light and sustainable new structures, using minimal component parts.
Now, Georgia Tech will be the first organization to purchase the STILFOLD technology and use it outside of the STILFOLD workshop.
At Georgia Tech, the STILFOLD tooling will be used for education and innovation purposes, where students will be able to use the technology to design and build work on-site as part of Georgia Tech’s “Origami Engineering” programme. STILFOLD is working in partnership with Georgia Tech to advance the programme and teach students how innovative approaches to manufacturing can streamline production processes, reduce costs and minimize engineers’ environmental impact.