Origami and sheet metal don't seem like a natural combination, but Industrial Origami brings the two together to make products out of sheet metal cheaply and efficiently. The company, which presented this week at the Always On Stanford Summit, cuts "smiles"—AKA tabs—into sheet metal that make it simple to build products.
Did you ever stay with a friend or relative and, while there, need to use their microwave or oven? How did it go? Was it easy, confusing, frustrating, enraging? Did you figure it out for yourself or did you have to ask for instructions? What about their bathroom? Did you happen to use that, too? How'd that go? Did you figure it out or did you have to ask for instructions?