3D printed EDAG light cocoon sports car wrapped in weatherproof fabric
3D printed EDAG light cocoon sports car wrapped in weatherproof fabric 3D printed EDAG light cocoon sports car wrapped in weatherproof fabric
dec 17, 2014

3D printed EDAG light cocoon sports car wrapped in weatherproof fabric

3D printed EDAG light cocoon sports car wrapped in weatherproof fabric
images courtesy of EDAG engineering




the EDAG ‘light cocoon’ sports car has a skeleton-like structure which is bionically optimized, that is wrapped in an outer skin waterproof textile. the dynamic and compact vehicle incorporates backlight technology to illuminate the organic configuration and bring the concept to life. the material used as an outer-panel is provided by the specialists jack wolfskin, and offers ideal weather protection. continuing and developing upon the success of the ‘GENISIS’, the new, lightweight model which has had all unnecessary items removed, will be on display at the 2015 geneva motor show.


‘we are pursuing the vision of sustainability – as demonstrated by nature: lightweight, efficient, and without any waste,’ explains EDAG’s head designer, johannes barckmann. ‘the result: the ‘EDAG light cocoon’ presents a stable, branch-like load bearing structure from the 3D printer, which only uses material where it is absolutely necessary.’


‘even if it sounds futuristic to begin with, this approach has a its own special appeal: weighing no more than 19 g/m², the jack wolfskin material supports maximum lightweight design requirements with minimum weight.
 to give you a comparison: this extremely strong material is four times lighter than standard copier paper,’ points out EDAG CTO jörg ohlsen. ‘combined with the topologically optimized, additively manufactured structure, it offers enormous potential and stimulus for the ultimate lightweight construction of the future.’

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