Katherine Marisa Alcazar
Hometown: Gilbert, Arizona, United States
Graduation date: Spring 2024
FURI | Spring 2023, Needs Review
3D Printing of Kirigami Conductors
Kirigami is utilized in the manufacturing industry to improve durability, versatility, and elongation. These kirigami structures are 3D printed with an Ender Pro printer and a conductive filament. The Japanese art form kirigami means “cut” and “paper”, which in this application turns two-dimensional into three-dimensional deformation. The objective of this research is to study the relations between tensile properties and geometry of the kirigami conductors. Following thorough quantitative data from various tensile tests, the research team determines the evolution of conductivity during the deformation process.
Mentor: Qiong Nian