Development Status

 As intriguing as the original Flextegrity geometry was in the abstract, we quickly yearned for the tangible in order to explore the potential applications of the architecture.  %image_alt%After an intensive but fruitless worldwide search for hand-sized connectable icosahedrons, we designed and produced our own extensive kit of ‘balls and sticks’ at a scale that was easy to handle. Simply, we needed to build models to better understand the geometry’s behavior. 

A variety of arrays in various weaves and flexibilities have been constructed.  We are currently in the 5th generation ‘Florets’ of prototype development.  To view some of our early model-building efforts right on through to our current designs, please check out our Galleries.

 
 
As indicated, I am now in the fifth generation of molded artifacts. Although I request low production volumes I have acquired a considerable collection of very instructive conceptual materials. These ‘concept elements’ are available through the store.

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Mathematical modeling and preliminary finite element analyses (FEA) of specific configurations have been conducted, with ongoing work in progress.

Flextegrity, Inc. launched its first-generation commercial product, FlexBlox™ Solutions, at StormCon ’07, the largest stormwater pollution prevention conference and trade event worldwide. The FlexBlox™ system offers innovative solutions in the areas of ground stabilization/load support, erosion control, and earth retention to the rapidly growing stormwater pollution prevention industry.  Find out more about FlexBlox™ Solutions here >>>