Fold Everything Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
Fold Everything
Description:
This photo shows a stent, a small metal cylinder inserted into a diseased artery to open it up. To be inserted, the device must be collapsed, and origami folding provides a way to do that. The stent is shown in the photo above, both folded and unfolded.

Airbags are folded carefully to fit into small volumes inside an automobile. To find out how the mathematics of origami produces the folding design, visit Airbag Folding.

For a short National Geographic article on origami applications, see Fold Everything.
Image:
image credit: Zhong You and Kaori Kuribayashi; image source: image not available online; <a href="http://www.compadre.org/informal/images/features/stent-large.jpg" target="_blank">larger image</a>
image credit: Zhong You and Kaori Kuribayashi; image source: image not available online; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/stent-large.jpg
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