Remember the paper planes and the boats you used to make in your school days with your friends? A swan, a flower or a windmill maybe? Everybody has had a go at the art of Origami - the Japanese art of folding paper to create structures of beauty at some point in their lives. They are usually used as decorative pieces or showcase exquisite craftsmanship involving various forms and folding patterns. But a team of engineers at Brigham Young University (BYU) has created a lightweight bulletproof shield inspired by a Yoshimura origami crease pattern. The shield is made of 12 layers of bulletproof Kevlar with an aluminum core in the middle. It solves two very critical aspects of physical protection of law enforcement officers – This structure is extremely lightweight and compact unlike rigid shields which are cumbersome to deploy at times. The origami shield can be easily deployed in about 5 seconds and can be easily carried in the trunk of the police vehicles as it is fold
There's much more to the mere word 'Aluminium'. It has been called The Metal of The Future, a metal which finds its place in every aspect of the world we are building today. Take a peek into the of Aluminium, every day, enriching a billion lives.