“EDAG LIGHT COCOON”: THE ULTIMATE IN LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN FOR THE FUTURE
“GERMAN PREMIERE OF THE ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED EDAG LIGHT COCOON AT IAA FRANKFURT 2015”
At the IAA in Frankfurt, Germany, the EDAG Automotive Engineering firm presents world’s first fully functioning ‘ready-for-approval’ car model. “EDAG Light Cocoon”, including a 3D printed car headlight, illustrates the extensive potential of additive manufacturing in the automotive industry.
3D Printing Automotive Lighting
The EDAG concept car will show what the mobility of the future might look like: additively manufactured, the ultimate in lightweight design, intelligently networked. The innovative car headlight project bears the signature of EDAG’s new light laboratory and is pursuing the objective of further enhancing the luminous power of the LEDs used by means of an active/passive cooling system.
Enhanced Cooling System Increase overall Headlight Luminosity
Optimum heat dissipation through additively manufactured, bionic cooling structures and a number of other exciting components make it possible to improve the headlight’s performance while at the same time reducing weight.
“3D PRINTING: THE STUFF THAT CHANGE IS MADE OF – A PARADIGM SHIFT FOR FUTURE MOBILITY”
The new degree of freedom provided by additive manufacturing means that branched shapes can be created, and this makes it possible to meet aerodynamic requirements and produce optimum heat dissipating surfaces.
3D Printing Technologies for Automotive Markets
When using 3D printing technologies, important automotive lighting market segments in the low-volume and high-performance sectors can now be served at lower cost and with significant savings in investment, as the production methods involved are largely tool-less.
If you are interested to learn about the backgrounds and finer details of the project, EDAG offers an enhanced whitepaper of the EDAG Light Cocoon for download at its website.
Finally, here’s a possibility to see the full 3D printed concept car live at the Geneva Motorshow 2015. Enjoy!