Stratasys Seals Deal With Toyota for New 3D Printer

Polymer 3D printing solutions provider Stratasys, Ltd. has confirmed that global automotive giant Toyota will be among the first to use the innovative Stratasys F3300 3D printer.  

Toyota will utilize the new F3300 for new production support, including parts and fixtures. In addition, the Japanese carmaker will also make use of the equipment for prototyping applications, to help bring new products to the market faster.

Increased Versatility

The F3300 is the latest Fusion Deposition Modeling (FDM) printer from Stratasys, built to scale additive manufacturing. Particularly, it is capable of producing complex, high-precision parts that are crucial to vehicle design and usage, from prototypes to end-use components.

The new Stratasys F3300 made for manufacturing. (Photo: Business Wire)

Moreover, the printer has increased versatility with fast changeover and loading, automatic calibration, and high throughput. Most importantly, with these features, the F3300 will lower cost-per-part by up to 25 percent, print up to two times faster than any other FDM printers for production. Furthermore, it can enable to have 25 percent increased accuracy.

The output and possibilities now available with the F3300 align with Toyota’s reputation of delivering high-quality, innovative vehicles to customers around the world.

“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. In addition, Guzman said, “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.”

High Performance Industrial 3D Printer

The new F3300 FDM 3D printer offers wide range of features and benefits. The key advancements to unlock more manufacturing applications include:

  • Faster Print Speeds with increased gantry speeds, faster extrusion rates and autocalibration.
  • Higher part quality and yields with up to a 25% increase in accuracy and repeatability, along with printer autocalibration
  • Maximized uptime with machine monitoring, extruder redundancy and an interface design that focuses on ease-of-use for human operators
  • Lower costs with 25-45% savings vs. other Stratasys FDM solutions

“This next-generation additive manufacturing system empowers customers to scale production and reduce the need to compromise between additive and traditional manufacturing solutions,” said Rich Garrity, Stratasys Chief Industrial Business Unit Officer. Moreover, Garrity said, “Rising global supply chain challenges, conventional capacity limitations, and application complexity are placing incredible stress on manufacturing. The F3300 will empower customers to accelerate product development, allowing them to innovate faster, overcome production challenges, be quicker to market, and maximize their return on investment.”