Tyvek samples in testing!
A quick update: We sent a packet of our Tyvek samples to a workshop in Tokyo that specializes in folding Miura sheets. We've been communicating with them at first through a Japanese friend, and then through MyGengo.com (a fantastic tool for anyone who needs quick and accurate translations, by the way.)
The need for translation has made this slower than it otherwise would have been, but yesterday we got an email from the Miura folks saying that they had received our samples and are currently testing to see whether their folding process can be used on Tyvek. Fingers crossed!
As soon as we hear back from them, we'll send another update. If it turns out their machine-folding technique can't be used on Tyvek, we'll go back to our first plan, which is to have them hand-folded.
-Eric & Shan
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