Re:flex │ 2019
A reflex is an action that is performed without conscious thought in response to given stimuli
Re:flex is a reconfigurable, programmable composite material that changes its shape in response to heat. In nature, materials function as mechanisms, they adapt to their environment. We were inspired by this principle and created an intelligent composite that can be embedded in the everyday.
With reflex, we imagine a world that is no longer inert, allowing users to reshape objects to suit their needs.
Team: James Fraser, Pierre Azalbert and Benton Ching
CAPABILITY 1 : Thermal Actuation
Re:flex can be used as a thermal actuator within a larger mechanism or system, providing force and motion to other components.
CAPABILITY 2 : Reversible fixation
Re:flex can fit into a shape in its soft state and locks that shape when it cools down. Creating a reversible fixation.
CAPABILITY 3 : Unlimited fitting
The flexibility and programmability of re:flex allows it conform to different surfaces, taking its form when the material cools