STILFOLD is stepping into space, with an exciting new project that aims to identify applications for its origami-inspired manufacturing technology in outer space. The startup is working with Sweden’s International Space Asset Acceleration Company (I.S.A.A.C) to discover how STILFOLD’s “origami” manufacturing solution can be used for transporting and constructing materials in space.
I.S.A.A.C. is an innovative new organization, which aims to strengthen innovation on Earth using knowledge and discoveries from outer space.
Through this research and development project, the STILFOLD team will have access to I.S.A.A.C’s network of resources and specialist expertise to support them as they develop their technology for space. Over the next twelve months STILFOLD will explore how their technology could be used for interior design solutions, transporters and food assembly in outer space, as well as how they can leverage existing space technologies to develop the perfect metamaterial for use with the STILFOLD technology, both on Earth and in space.
STILFOLD’s pioneering technology, dubbed “industrial origami” has the potential to make it easier for astronauts to transport, preserve and construct resources.