Meet the DPFT!

Doubly-Periodic Folding Tessellations are a versatile family of deployable materials that repeat a pattern in "row" and "column" directions.

FoldStar Designer lets you prototype DPFTs by controlling the shape of a crease in the "row" direction, and a cross-section in the "column" direction. The Row Edge (RE) and Column Cross–Section (CCS) define your surface's "base state". All DPFTs fold from a flat sheet to their base states (and often beyond) without bending.

The grid below contains some of the RE and CCS presets available in the application. Select a combination to start folding!

FoldStar Designer provides an intuitive editor for building arbitrary RE and CCS curves, then lets you export the surface you've designed.