Engineers design a bulletproof origami shield to protect law enforcement

The ancient art of origami has been inspiring engineers and designers for decades. The principles behind this Japanese folding technique have been appropriated by everyone from solar array designers for implementation in space to medical engineers creating ingestible robotics. Now a team at Brigham Young University (BYU) has created a lightweight bulletproof shield inspired by a Yoshimura origami crease pattern... Continue Reading Origami-inspired bulletproof shield can stop a .44 Magnum Category: Military Tags: Kevlar Law Enforcement Origami Bulletproof Police Related Articles: Kevlar gauntlets to protect soldiers in combat The world's most secure front door BulletSafe's ball cap and T-shirt dress you in casual bulletproofing Bulletproof laptop bag can stop a .44 Magnum round

Engineers design a bulletproof origami shield to protect law enforcement

BYU engineering professors have created an origami-inspired, lightweight bulletproof shield that can protect law enforcement from gunfire.

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Phys.org

Origami-inspired bulletproof shield can stop a .44 Magnum

The ancient art of origami has been inspiring engineers and designers for decades. The principles behind this Japanese folding technique have been appropriated by everyone from solar ...

Thu 16 Feb 17 from Gizmag

How origami sheild could provide 'revolutionary' police protection

Scientists at BYU borrowed a pattern from the ancient paper-folding technique to make a lightweight shield that's a big improvement over current technology.

Tue 21 Feb 17 from The Christian Science Monitor

How origami could provide 'revolutionary' police protection, Sat 18 Feb 17 from The Christian Science Monitor

This origami-inspired shield absorbs handgun bullets

Engineering professors at Brigham Young University have designed a new bulletproof shield for law enforcement that can withstand shots fired from 9mm, .357 Magnum, and .44 Magnum ...

Fri 17 Feb 17 from The Verge

Folding Kevlar shield could protect police from gunfire

The barrier was created by engineers at Brigham Young University in Utah. It is made up of 12 layers of bulletproof Kevlar and weights just 55lbs (25kg).

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Daily Mail

New origami-inspired shield deflects handgun bullets

Brooks HaysFeb. 17 (UPI) -- Engineers at Brigham Young University have developed an origami-like, collapsable shield capable of stopping bullets fired by pistols and revolvers.

Fri 17 Feb 17 from UPI

Origami Kevlar shield stops .44 Magnum

Engineers at Brigham Young University have developed an origami-inspired ballistic shield that can protect multiple people from gunfire. Designed to be portable, the device weighs 25kg and folds ...

Fri 17 Feb 17 from The Engineer

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