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Geneva Preview: EDAG Light Cocoon Concept

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Geneva Motor Show is the most important European event for all car makers, which is they have already started preparing their homework for the 2015 show. EDAG Light Cocoon is what the giant German manufacturing firm has come up with to show off their capabilities in advanced technologies. 

EDAG Light Cocoon takes the idea of lightweight construction to a whole new level. The company believes lightness will be an integrated part of all future developments in the car industry, and so it tries to light the path with new innovative ideas.

The super slim EDAG Light features a new kind of construction inspired by leafs, which includes a waterproof textile skin stretched over a skeleton-like organic structure. The whole thing is so light and simple, they produced it using a 3D printer!

“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.”

With the Cocoon EDAG has proved that it is possible to make a car as light as paper and print it out rather than screwing it together. But the feasibility of this idea for the real world has not yet been tested. For instance, they don’t say what kind of crash protection this paper-light structure offers. We are guessing not much.

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