The Genesis is another example of biomimicry - solving complex engineering problems by imitating solutions provided by nature
The Genesis is based on the turtle's shell which provides protection and cushioning
In the assessment, a specially developed evaluation matrix was used to quantify the technologies; this included criteria such as structural relevance, possible part size, production tolerance and manufacturing costs. The results showed that a refined FDM process also looked to be a promising candidate for the future-oriented subject of additive manufacturing.
By introducing endless carbon fibres during the production process, it is also possible to achieve the required strength and stiffness values. Even though industrial usage of additive manufacturing processing is still in its infancy, the revolutionary advantages with regard to greater freedom in development and tool-free production make this technology a subject for the future.
EDAG's Genesis - the 3D printed car of the future
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