Origami- and Kirigami-inspired assembly of predetermined three-dimensional forms is presented in comprehensive theoretical and experimental studies, with examples of a broad range of topologies and material compositions. The resulting engineering options in the construction of functional 3D structures have important implications for advanced microsystem technologies.
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 This invention was made with government support under DE-FG02-07ER46471 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, CMMI-1400169 awarded by the National Science Foundation and R01EB019337 awarded by the National Institutes of Health. The government has certain rights in the invention.