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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


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.

Polypropylene for lamp shades 2 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 Kaare Bækgaard Oct 18.

New book on Spiral Folding by Tomoko Fuse

I thought that others in this group may be interested in a new book by legendary origami artist Tomoko Fuse. There is a full review of Spiral: Origami | Art | Design at the web site of Origami USA.…Continue

Tags: spirals, origami

Started by Sally Canzoneri Sep 23, 2012.

a moto guzzi project update 1

Well first trial with curved bending was a kind of proof of concept.I will now go on as trial and error basis until I have a satisfactory form.Continue

Started by tonguc salgar Jun 11, 2012.



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Dan Clowes commented on Gregory Epps's group RoboFold
"Hi, I'd like to use KingKong to model intersecting curved crease folds such as the one below. I am able to make non-intersecting curve crease folds using the points setting in the KongMesh component, but I am unable to make curved folds using…"
Oct 29
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A group focused on designing for the RoboFold process. Do you want to know about selecting the right materials, the types of geometry we bend with our robots and how you can create details we can machine on our router? Ask us.For more specific questions on the KingKong plugin, we also have a group on Grasshopper: More
Oct 29
xiang ding replied to xiang ding's discussion Is it possible to origamize spatially twisted form? Like this? Thanks!
"Well, This is my latest try out, I moved one edge of the paper so that the whole form could be twisted as an accordion. But it should be different since accordion is connected by soft cloth, while I want each unit in this structure to be stable,…"
Oct 24
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