XURF Systems

May 1, 2008
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Continuously morphable curved surfaces

XURF (eXpandable sURFaces) Systems generates continuously morphable curved surfaces. Inspired by biological membranes, the resulting surfaces are rigid yet pliable and are able to respond to a variety of surfacing needs. Developed by Milgo/Bufkin, XURF allows the transformation of any flat-sheet material into a three-dimensionally curved surface and can accomplish compound curvature with relative ease. Applications include interior and exterior architectural surfaces, structures, sculpture, and a variety of design products. Milgo/Bufkin has developed prototypes primarily using steel, which range from containers and lamps to structural ceiling and wall systems.

Contact: Milgo/Bufkin, Brooklyn, NY, USA.

For more information, see Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment

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