Bridge in a Box: Unlocking Origami’s Power to Produce Load-Bearing Structures

March 23, 2024


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5-15 mins
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No longer just for making cranes and stars, engineers at U-M have developed a system for building load-bearing structures like bridges and shelters using origami modules. Because of its adaptability and load-carrying capability, the origami-inspired system could enable communities to quickly rebuild facilities and systems damaged or destroyed during natural disasters, or allow for construction in places that were previously considered impractical. Learn more about this major engineering breakthrough in this article from Michigan Today.

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