The Flextegrity geometry’s multi-axial tensile network dramatically reduces the slippage and shear that can plague conventional slope stabilization techniques. A single, fully-integrated slab not only substitutes for traditional time-intensive, complicated multi-material methods, but overcomes many of their structural, installation, and durability deficiencies.
The proprietary geometry is infinitely scalable in unit size (from nano- to mega-scale) and in frequency (number of polyhedral elements in any plane of the material matrix).
Material applications of the technology are permeable, breathable and self-draining without sacrificing toughness and structural integrity. Open spaces within and among polyhedral elements enable positioning and retention of functional ‘guest’ elements within the material matrix.
Omni-Extensible is one possible property that a material built utilizing the C6XTY technology can have. It means- the potential for omni-directional control of size, flexibility and material selection. This can enables a wide and unprecedented range of functional and aesthetic applications.
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 […]
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