Katherine Marisa Alcazar

Mechanical engineering

Hometown: Gilbert, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2024

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FURI | Spring 2023

3D Printing of Kirigami Conductors

Kirigami is utilized in the manufacturing industry to improve durability, versatility, and elongation. These kirigami structures are 3D printed with an Ender Pro printer and a conductive filament. The Japanese art form kirigami means “cut” and “paper”, which in this application turns two-dimensional into three-dimensional deformation. The objective of this research is to study the relations between tensile properties and geometry of the kirigami conductors. Following thorough quantitative data from various tensile tests, the research team determines the evolution of conductivity during the deformation process.


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Correlating the properties and deformation of kirigami conductors will enable more accessibility and versatility in manufacturing and energy.


  • FURI
  • Fall 2022