AccordionFab: Fabricating Inflatable 3D Objects by Laser Cutting and Welding Multi-Layered Sheets

UIST '18: The 31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology Berlin Germany October, 2018, pp. 160-162, 2018.

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FabricationPrototyping/ImplementationCreativity SupportSmart materials

Abstract:

In this paper, we propose a method to create 3D inflatable objects by laminating plastic layers. AccordionFab is a fabrication method in which the user can prototype multi-layered inflatable structures rapidly with a common laser cutter. Our key finding is that it is possible to selectively weld the two uppermost plastic sheets out of the...More

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