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Construction Science; Architecture
The method involves selectively coating flats sheets of fiberglass with resin by covering the hinge points with tape. This process allows sections of the panels to harden with the resin, while the sections without resin remain flexible. The flexible seams function as fabric hinges that enable the panel to fold into complex 3-dimensional shapes. Once the structure has been positioned at the project site, the resin is applied at the hinges to reinforce its shape. This fiberglass reinforced plastic fabrication process is the first of its type to eliminate the traditional mold-making method by applying folding techniques.
Dr. Joseph Choma
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