A New Hybrid Type of Deployable Structure: Origami-scissor Hinged
Deployable structures can transform, expand and contract due to their geometric, material and mechanical properties; applications spread across multiple fields including aerospace technology and temporary, mobile and transformable architecture. There are many different types of deployable structures. For instance, the art of origami has developed concepts for paper folds that can expand and contract. Another type is that of scissorhinged structures, made by bars joined by pivots. These two different types, origami and scissors, have so far remained separate types within the field. This geometry research unifies both types and makes an origamiscissor structure, which has a double deployment. This new technology has potential applications in architecture and engineering, such as transportable pavilions, aerospace or robotic applications.