From Tensegrity to Flextegrity (aka, “How in the heck did you ever think this up??”) Inventors with strikingly novel concepts are often asked, “How in the world did you ever come up with that idea?”. My experience as author and creator of Flextegrity’s new technology has been no exception. However, my surprise is not that […]
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 […]
Lattices are both a framework made of metal or metal strips and a regular geometrical arrangement of atoms or molecules in a crystalline solid. C6XTY isn’t actually a thing by itself, but a name to a structural form that can be made from almost any substance and on any size, bigger or smaller. It utilizes […]
Imagine, Urban street- scapes of an infinite variety of forms easily assembled and changed to meet different requirements. A climbing park for example that constantly changes. How cool is that!
Simple, repeatable, factory manufactured modular units that can be stacked. Simple, elegant solutions. Ready made, delivered to the site.
$180 table anyone?
Micro solutions for flexible armor solutions. Reactive armor can anisotropically woven into a multiple protective layers. Lighter weight, flexible, reactive- a much better body protection plan!
Imagine.. a seismically stable structure because the tension members dampen the vibration of energy waves.
Imagine… a new paradigm in construction that anticipates the evolving global need for buildings that can withstand today’s more frequent, severe and disastrous weather and seismic events that often overwhelm conventionally built structures. Present day housing construction is driven by a short-term cost mentality and traditional, patched-together uses of materials that are only as strong […]