Engaged in a race to the reduction of the weight of their cars in order to lower their consumption, automakers are perhaps going to have recourse to bioinspirees structures. It is in any case the bet of EDAG Engineering AG. The German, who works for all major automobile manufacturers, including BMW, Daimler, Ford, PSA, Renault or… Bugatti, present its concept as «EDAG Light Cocoon” at the Geneva 2015 show in March. Its structure inspired openly that of a leaf, and its surface is directed also lightweight material that the cigarette paper. The future of cars?
3D printing is going to unleash the imagination of designers
Bionic structures will revolutionize engineering in the years to come. Aerospace, construction and automobile today, many sectors are interested. The gradual rise of the 3D industry printing will be shattering the way it manufactures many products. The way in which it conceived also. EDAG with its concept car called Light Cocoon should demonstrate it at the Geneva Motor Show. For the time being, the German has not delivered many details on its demonstrator. He has not yet delivered its bioinspiree frame weight and did not specify if it is calculated to spend a Euro NCAP crash-test with a motor and its equipment. The only detail mentioned in the announcement is that the structure is interfaced by a waterproof fabric density does not exceed 19 g/m2, equivalent to the longer end cigarette paper.
Go to Geneva in March 2015 to see if this «EDAG Light Cocoon» concept really takes the road.
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“EDAG Light Cocoon”: The Ultimate in Lightweight Construction”, EDAG press release, December 10, 2014
“Additive Manufacturing : How the “EDAG Genesis” Turned the Automotive Industry Upside Down”, EDAG press release, February 13, 2014