It has become a beautiful tradition that technology developers EDAG travels with innovative ideas to the Geneva Motor Show. This year the company from Fulda appears with a truly lightweight luggage at the fair ( 5 to 15 March 2015): Shown is the concept car "Light Cocoon ". The research project aims to show how compact sports car look like in the future and how lightweight chassis ?? and yet stable ?? Such cars could be built.
The basis of the body, similar to a plant leaf, in a branching skeleton. The aim was not to look at the body as a closed surface, but only there to use material where it is needed for function, safety or stability. The scaffold was prepared by the novel " generative manufacturing processes " with a so-called 3D printer. This is a device that builds workpieces from a liquid or solid material according to a predetermined shape in three dimensions. This means even complicated shapes and profiles produce in one piece. This is not possible with conventional production machines.
Strung is the aluminum skeleton of "Light Cocoon " with a super lightweight, stretchy fabric, which the outdoor outfitter Jack Wolfskin has supplied. " Texapore Softshell O2 + " is the weather-resistant material. It weighs only 154 grams per square meter. Thus, the structure of the body is easy to see the exhibit is also backlit with LEDs.
The theme of light plays often a role in the EDAG fair exhibits. So it was in the years 2011 and 2012 Stages of seeing a "Light Car Sharing ?? ", an electric car for Cars Hing projects. It could, for example, with LEDs signal to the outside, whether it is just reserved or can be rented. This concept cars and other interesting EDAG idea as a pivot roof solution for Rolls-Royce, we show in our gallery click-through . (HD)