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Oluwaseyi Sosanya's Futuristic Loom Creates Structures From Wool and Paper

 - Jun 25, 2014
References: sosafresh & theverge
With the popularity of accessible 3D printers on the rise, it is not surprising a 3D weaving machine can now create flexible three dimensional structures out of wool and paper. Created as an alternative to 3D printers, this technologically advanced loom was conceived by Oluwaseyi Sosanya. The industrial designer came up with the concept to weave together layers of material at different heights. The resulting 3D structures can be dipped in silicon to be strengthened.

To showcase a real world example, the Royal College of Art graduate used the 3D weaving technique to make shoe soles. The honeycomb-like effect is not merely a byproduct, but an intentional design as Oluwaseyi Sosanya drew his inspiration from nature, noting to Dezeen "auxetic structures were a big influence."