Toyota Purchases Stratasys 3D Printers to Aid Automotive Production

Toyota has agreed to be the first customer to purchase the new Stratasys F3300 3D printer, according to Stratasys. Toyota will employ the new F3300 for new production support, such as parts and fixtures, as well as prototyping applications, to bring new products to market more quickly. The F3300 is Stratasys’ latest Fusion Deposition Modelling (FDM) printer designed for large-scale additive manufacturing. It is capable of producing complicated, high-precision parts that are critical to vehicle design and operation, ranging from prototypes to end-of-life components. Fast changeover and loading, automatic calibration, and high throughput have expanded the printer’s adaptability. With these capabilities, the F3300 will reduce cost-per-part by up to 25%, print up to twice as quickly as competing FDM printers for production, and have 25% higher accuracy. The F3300’s output and capabilities are consistent with Toyota’s reputation for delivering high-quality, innovative vehicles to customers all around the world.

“Being able to incorporate the F3300 3D printer into our Additive operations represents a significant step forward in achieving our corporate goals,” stated Eduardo Guzman, Toyota’s Advanced Technologies Manager. “The new printer capabilities will help us accelerate the introduction of new additive manufacturing opportunities across our manufacturing operations” “We have a shared interest in delivering innovation and superior quality to our customers, and this collaboration with Toyota demonstrates our mutual commitment to better, smarter, and more sustainable production,” said Rich Garrity, Chief Industrial Business Unit Officer at Stratasys. “Built with manufacturing in mind, the F3300 will redefine additive manufacturing on the factory floor, with its speed, lower costs and ease of service.”

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