A fabrication-oriented remeshing method for auxetic pattern extraction

Mert, Levend Mehmet
Yaman, Ulaş
Sahillioğlu, Yusuf
We propose a method for extracting auxetic patterns from meshes for fabrication by modifying the existing mesh primitives directly and fully automatically. This direct approach is novel in the sense that most of the fabrication-oriented surface tiling methods introduce additional primitives, such as curve networks in an interactive semiautomatic framework. Our method is based on a remeshing procedure that converts a given quad mesh with arbitrary topology into our desired structure that is ready to be fabricated. The main advantages of establishing auxetic patterns on meshes are the achieved flexibility using cheap inflexible materials as well as less material usage and fabrication time, as demonstrated in our results.