FoldStar Inc

Holmdel,  NJ 
United States
http://www.foldstar.com
  • Booth: 1653

FoldStar Inc. specializes in designing fully reversible deterministic folding tessellations for sheet and cylinder materials. This capability is based on extensively researched and patented algorithms. Our algorithms design diverse folding structures with programmed expansion rates and customizable deployment architectures. The algorithms enable direct access to the key design features that control the deployment sequence and generate an infinite assortment of patterns.

The technology extends to linkage systems. A membrane is packed within an expanding space truss so that the two systems deploy in unison. This was developed by taking a multi-laminate folding configuration and cutting out center portions on one of the laminates. The exact solution to the linkage equations from the multi-laminate folding tessellation transfers to the structure with cutouts. The folding patterns can also be integrated with strut systems and dynamic space trusses with additional methodologies by designing the tessellation and the linkage to have the same periods and relative rates of movement. Expanding cylindrical vessels are also a key area of Foldstar research.


 Products

  • Tessellations for Low Cost Manufacturing
    FoldStar provides patented software & design services along with additive machine technology to create one of a kind, never before seen complex and beautiful tessellations which can be implemented using low cost manufacturing processes....

  • FoldStar provides patented software and design services with additive machine technology to create one of a kind, never before seen complex and beautiful tessellations for low cost manufactured products. Tesselations are folded patterns that start as flat sheets of material (metals, composites, plastics etc.) that can be manufactured into products with low-cost in-line machine processes. This leads to complex designs implemented at very low cost. Plus the unique patterns have the added advantage of being able to flex without material deformation. The patented technology has use in the aerospace, medical, and architectural industries, amongst others. 

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FoldStars patented software and machine design technology facilitates the creation of complex fully reversible deterministic folding tessellations for sheet and cylinder materials.