Simultaneous printing of multiple origami structures

Hiroki Shigemune*, Shigeki Sugano, Shingo Maeda, Shuji Hashimoto

*Corresponding author for this work

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    We developed a self-folding method of a printed paper. The paper self-folds along the printed line with a desktop inkjet printer to get 3D structure. In this paper, we introduce a method to fabricate multiple 3D structures simultaneously. Multiple development designs were arranged on A4 sized paper, and the A4 sized paper is printed to self-fold multiple developments. The proposed method has an advantage especially in small scale, because when design of the development is smaller, more numbers of structures can place in A4 sized paper and construct. Plenty of small and light 3D structures are fabricated simultaneously with low-cost. The feature has good affinity with swarm robotics, and many paper robots may locomote using their own structural intelligence obtained by the self-folding.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMHS 2017 - 28th 2017 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Electronic)9781538633144
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb 28
    Event28th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2017 - Nagoya, Japan
    Duration: 2017 Dec 32017 Dec 6


    Other28th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2017

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biotechnology
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering


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