Origami7 is a collection of papers published for the 7th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education (7OSME), held at Oxford University in the UK in September 2018. 7OSME was the seventh conference in a series dedicated to research in the applications of origami and folding in the conference title fields, as well as in technology, design and history. The technical review process was overseen by Robert J Lang, who also wrote the overall preface to the series.
Volume 1: Education, Design, History and Science With a preface by Mark Bolitho Papers on art and design, education, history and science. Papers published range from the exploration of folding in architecture, to presenting folding sculpture as contemporary art. There are also studies of new creative folding processes and methods. The papers categorised as Science include research into new and emerging research areas.
Volume 2: Mathematics With a preface by Thomas Hull Papers on the mathematics of folding. Papers range from exploration of the mathematics inherent in folded structures, to the use of folding techniques to explore and illustrate mathematical concepts. Several papers look into the mathematics connected with specific folding structures, including the Miura-ori pattern and origami tessellations.
Volume 3: Engineering One and Volume 4: Engineering Two With a preface by Zhong You Papers on engineering. Papers published include research into diverse folding applications and products, adding strength to defensive shields, reinforcing tube strength, development of space sails, and the applications of folding processes to robotics. Some papers also explore the mechanical properties of the Miura fold, curved folding, and tessellations.