Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to be the first customer to receive the new F3300 3D printer from Stratasys Ltd. to buy, the polymer 3D printing company announced today.
“We have a shared interest in delivering innovation and the highest quality to our customers, and this partnership with Toyota demonstrates our shared commitment to better, smarter and more sustainable production,” said Rich Garrity, Chief Industrial Business Unit Officer of Stratasys. “Designed specifically for manufacturing, the F3300 will redefine additive manufacturing on the factory floor thanks to its speed, lower cost and ease of maintenance.”
The F3300 is a Fusion Deposition Modeling (FDM) printer for scaling additive manufacturing. Stratasys says the new printer is capable of producing complex, high-precision parts that are critical to vehicle design and use, from prototypes to end-use components. The F3300 will reduce cost per part by up to 25% and increase accuracy by 25% compared to other production FDM printers, the company said.
Stratasys said Toyota will use the printer to accelerate application prototyping and to support parts and fixture production.
“Having the ability to integrate the F3300 3D printer into our additive operations represents a major step forward in achieving our company goals,” said Eduardo Guzman, manager of advanced technologies at Toyota. “The new printer capabilities will help us accelerate the introduction of new additive manufacturing capabilities into our manufacturing operations.”