EDAG Genesis is a 3D-Printed Ninja Turtle Car

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In case you didn't know it already, the future in terms of 3D printing an entire car is just around the corner, and the brilliant minds at EDAG are already giving us a peek at such a model at this year's Geneva Motor Show.
Called EDAG Genesis, the vehicle sculpture they brought at the show represents a futuristic example of a car body structure based on the shape and bionic patters of a turtle, which may or may not be a ninja.

While its shape and overall idea behind the concept would be an interestingly enough bit of information, EDAG goes a bit further and explains that the sculpture is also showing the “revolutionary potential of additive manufacturing” (also known as 3D printing, ed).

In other words, this spectacular-looking sculpture has been 3d printed into a single piece of chassis/body just to show what the future may hold in place for car manufacturing in general.

While some people may only see it as a cool concept car with no wheels, one that has absolutely no chance of entering production and actually becoming drivable, EDAG actually put together a multi-disciplinary team of designers and specialists from the EDAG Competence Center for Lightweight Construction to take a closer look at the potential of a number of manufacturing processes.

Discussing them with research and industrial experts, the possibility of large scale 3D printing became more viable if technologies such as selective laser sintering (SLS), selective laser melting (SLM), stereolithography (SLA) and fused deposition modeling (FDM) would be used.

In short, the nearby future may bring us manufacturing plants filled with large 3D printers that make cars at an industrial scale, just like normal plants do in the present. How cool is that?
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About the author: Alex Oagana
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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