Ray of Hope Prize Finalist, Helicoid Industries Designs with Inspiration from Mantis Shrimp

Helicoid Industries was one of the finalist teams for the 2020 Ray of Hope Prize® we presented with the Biomimicry Institute.

Helicoid is making lighter, stronger, and more impact resistant composites by applying the same internal architecture found in the mantis shrimp’s extremely durable club. Applying the Helicoid® technology reduces raw material use, while creating lighter, more energy efficient components, at an overall lower production cost.

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Art and Animation by Jules Bartl
Produced and Narrated by Ed Prosser
Funding provided by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation