Set to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on March 4th, the Genesis is described as a "futuristic vehicle sculpture" that provides a look into the future of automotive development and production.

EDAG has released the first details about their Genesis concept.

Set to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on March 4th, the Genesis is described as a "futuristic vehicle sculpture" that provides a look into the future of automotive development and production.

Drawing inspiration from the bionic patterns of a turtle, the concept has an exterior "shell" that protects a skeletal frame. More interestingly, the concept is envisioned to be created in a single production process thanks to advances in "additive manufacturing." While the company admits "there is still a long way to go before" additive manufacturing becomes mainstream they see a future where cars could be built using laser sintering, selective laser melting, stereolithography and fused deposition modeling.

EDAG says fused deposition modeling shows the most promise as it can be used to make components of various sizes. As they explained "The structures are generated by having robots apply thermoplastic materials. Complex structures are built up layer by layer in an open space - without any tools or fixtures whatsoever." EDAG went on to say "By introducing endless carbon fibers during the production process, it is also possible to achieve the required strength and stiffness values."

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EDAG Genesis headed to Geneva with a tortoise-like shell