FoldStar Inc is a world-leader in folded tessellation engineering

Low cost manufacturing is your goal. Folding is the most efficient means to manufacture complex or simple, unique patterns, devices, and structures.
From car-door crush-zones to composite bridge-decks, folded geometries are in high demand across scales and industries. Whether you work in aerospace engineering or automotive manufacturing, defense or civil infrastructure, architecture, shipping, or consumer packaging, FoldStar could be the design advantage you’ve been waiting for. We provide consulting services for no-inplane-deformation manufacturing processes and offer prototyping services for pattern samples.

Applications

Applications for periodic structures include:

  • High-performance core materials in laminated panels
  • Sound-proofing and impact protection
  • Multi-laminate bulk materials with cellular structures
  • Ornamental building and consumer products
  • Deployable structures
  • Inflatable softgoods

Foldstar integrates with your existing 3D design software and tool-chains like Solidworks (others coming). Its intuitive so the learning curve is swift. You’ll be folding and building novel structural solutions quickly and hassle-free shortly after your purchase and download of the software package.

Design

Rapidly prototype doubly-periodic folding materials in a high-precision, user-friendly environment. Build your structure's edge and cross-sectional profiles, then let FoldStar solve the dynamic constraints that yield true-folding geometries.

Export

With FoldStar, you control your data. Now available as a plugin for SolidWorks. Download your structures in a variety of standard CAD formats for use in your design and engineering worflows, from finite-element analysis to architectural modeling.

Fabricate

All structures designed in FoldStar fold from flat sheets without in-plane deformation, yielding a fab­rication process for complex structural materials without slitting or darting that can be broadly trans­ferred among metals, paper products, polymers, and woven composites at little added cost.