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The EDAG Genesis is Inspired By a Turtle's Skeleton

 - Mar 18, 2015
References: & wired
The EDAG Genesis looks like some kind of futuristic modern art sculpture, but it's actually a concept vehicle, unveiled by German engineering firm EDAG at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

This concept vehicle is partially the result of additive manufacturing, a 3D-printing process that makes it possible to construct full-size auto components. This is a completely different level of 3D-printing when compared to the kind of stuff people make on their Makerbots. Having said that, this is a vehicle frame so the other parts would need to be manufactured conventionally.

While 3D printed auto parts are not entirely a new thing, what's novel about the EDAG Genesis is that it shows that structures can be constructed at a rather large scale, rather than having to print out tiny parts and assemble them together.

Although it will be a while yet before this kind of technology will be available widely, the EDAG Genesis shows that there are few limits to what 3D-printing can do in the auto world.