Clemson University researchers have developed an innovative structural system that allows individuals to construct a house using only hand powered tools. The Sim[PLY] framing system consists of pre-cut and individually numbered components, designed to be flat-packed and shipped directly to a building site.
Inventor: Dustin Albright, Ulrike Heine, Ufuk Ersoy, Vincent Blouin, Daniel Harding, David Pastre
Advanced Materials, Manufacturing
Clemson University researchers have developed a new sequential manufacturing process of composites that can fabricate unique structures without the use of molds. The process involves applying resin to certain portions of the fiberglass cloth, and the portions without resin allow the surfaces to fold.
Inventor: Dr. Joseph Choma
Agriculture, Manufacturing, Sustainable Energy
These composites chemically combine abundant agricultural and petrochemical wastes, allowing for practical reduction of inert wastes that can be used to either supplement or replace traditional construction materials.
Inventor: Dr. Rhett C. Smith, Dr. Andrew G. Tennyson