Paper Pulp Molding Experimentation
Paper is a cheap, readily available material which can be formed (like egg crates) into 3D shapes easily, and with high repeatability. This experiment examined the opportunities for making flexible "living hinges" in molded paper parts, such that the final object could be closed like a box. The project also demonstrated the ease of mass production that this method offers (all these boxes were produced in approximately two hours, by hand. For a more refined application of this method, look at this modular shelving system project.