Toyota plans to use the F3300 to support new production processes, including parts and fixtures, as well as prototyping applications. This is intended to accelerate the market launch of new products. The F3300, the latest model of Stratasys’ Fusion Deposition Modeling (FDM) printers, is designed for mass additive manufacturing and can produce complex, precise parts that are critical to vehicle design and use from prototypes to final components. The printer offers increased versatility with fast changeover and loading, automatic calibration and high throughput. With these features, the F3300 is said to reduce cost per part by up to 25 percent, print up to two times faster than other production FDM printers and offer a 25 percent increase in accuracy. The F3300’s performance and capabilities match Toyota’s reputation for delivering high-quality, innovative vehicles worldwide.
“Having the opportunity to incorporate the F3300 3D printer into our Additive operations represents a great leap forward towards achieving our corporate goals,” said Eduardo Guzman, Advanced Technologies Manager, Toyota. “The new printer capabilities will help us accelerate the introduction of new additive manufacturing opportunities across our manufacturing operations”
“We have a combined interest in delivering innovation and superior quality for our customers, and this partnership with Toyota demonstrates our mutual commitments to better, smarter, and more sustainable production,” said Rich Garrity, Chief Industrial Business Unit Officer, Stratasys. “Built with manufacturing in mind, the F3300 will redefine additive manufacturing on the factory floor, with its speed, lowers costs and ease of service.”