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Automated folding of origami lattices: from nanopatterned sheets to stiff meta-biomaterial

  title={Automated folding of origami lattices: from nanopatterned sheets to stiff meta-biomaterial},
  author={Teunis van Manen and Mahya Ganjian and Khashayar Modaresifar and Lidy E. Fratila-Apachitei and Amir Abbas Zadpoor},
Folding nanopatterned flat sheets into complex 3D structures enables the fabrication of metabiomaterials that combine a rationally designed 3D architecture (e.g., to tune mechanical and mass transport properties) with nanoscale surface features (e.g., to guide the differentiation of stem cells). Self-folding is an attractive approach for realizing such materials. However, selffolded lattices are generally too compliant as there is an inherent competition between the easeof-folding requirements… 

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