C6XTY – building and creating with nature

What is it?

Flextegrity has developed and patented a 3-dimensional tensile lattice that is easily constructed from two component parts. The soccer ball shape is excellent for distributing compressive forces across its surface. Buckminster Fuller described these as ‘islands of compression.’ The balls then are surrounded in a ‘sea of tension.’ Tension and compression can be said to be in a ‘state of equilibrium.’ These two omni-present forces are what shape and provide stability to all structure. This unique lattice can be made both very small (nano materials) and very large (bridges) and all things in between to create every imaginable shape. Applications range from computer memory (note everything has an addressable location) to the wing of an aircraft.

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