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This is a place where we can work together towards an open CAD standard, initially based on a quad-mesh geometry, for representing and modelling curved folding geometries...and show what we have crafted in paper, modelled in CAD and then fabricated. Join us!!!

The site was set up by Gregory Epps, founder of RoboFold, as a way to create a social network for anyone involved in folding, CAD and fabrication.



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Curved folded aluminum

For the past few month I’ve been Artist in Residence at RoboFold. I will be showing my curved folded works in…


Posted by Brigitte Parusel on September 19, 2014 at 21:56

Appended Space

Appended Space from Sam Rosen on Vimeo.

In Collaboration with Andrew Gardner & Eric Hull

PennDesign _ Spring 2014 _ Independent Study with Mohamad Al Khayer

The work set out to investigate five main goals: Scalability of system, asymmetric…


Posted by Sam Rosen on July 15, 2014 at 17:07

Single DOF Actuated Rigid Plates


In Collaboration with Andrew Gardner, Ming-Chang Liu and Sam Rosen

This work is an exploration in rigid, folding, plate structures. The project investigates modes of constructing…


Posted by Sam Rosen on July 15, 2014 at 17:00

The Edge: Michele Calvano and the Architecture of Folded Surfaces on the Novedge blog

Check out this great interview with Michele Calvano on his work researching folding. And this book (Italian): …


Posted by Gregory Epps on May 9, 2014 at 16:00


Polypropylene for lamp shades 3 Replies

I am looking for a suitable, white polypropylene material for lamp shades.Who sells this in sheets or rolls?Regards, KaareContinue

Started by Kaare Bækgaard. Last reply by Nancy Yen-wen Cheng on Saturday.

how to simulate a cylinder shape of folding by any kinds of digital tool?

if i want to make something…Continue

Started by wenyu wu Jun 3.

Water Bomb tessellation from Eric Gjerde | grasshopper file or png

Hello, I'm new at this forum and need some help. Does anybody this  (the one with quadrats) as grasshopper file or the png. for the code? I need to study it for a class project in university and I'm…Continue

Tags: tessellation, Bomb, Water

Started by Felix Jan 4.

Is it possible to origamize spatially twisted form? Like this? Thanks! 4 Replies

With only parallelogram or quadrilateral, instead of triangles?…Continue

Started by xiang ding. Last reply by xiang ding Oct 24, 2014.



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Shaping Light checkerboard matrix

Checkerboard matrix alternates concave and convex panels. Axis and direction of fold gives variety, similarity of leaf motifs creates harmony.
Nancy Yen-wen Cheng replied to Kaare Bækgaard's discussion Polypropylene for lamp shades
"I use the 144 lb Yupo polypropylene sheet and it lasercuts like a charm:   Our art supply stores stock 20" x 26" in both translucent and opaque white (2 weights). Hope this helps. - Nancy"
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