Shape-memory Textiles

 

These deployable textile structures are heat-treated to give shape-memory capabilities. When opened the structures will automatically re-fold into their packed state. Origami folding creates structure and transferable design templates that can be re-scaled for wide-ranging application. The controlled packing, deployment and structural stability offered by such folded textiles are extremely beneficial in many situations e.g. engineering, product design, interiors and architecture.