Toyota begins partnership with SOLIZE to produce aftermarket auto parts using HP 3D printing
Last month, SOLIZE Company and HP Inc. announced that Toyota Motor Corporation installed HP’s 3D printing solution to verify end product applications in addition to producing prototypes.
Toyota launched an initiative in 2021 to produce spare parts by 3D printing and sell them as genuine parts, in response to customer demand. Toyota decided to roll out the HP Fusion Jet 5200 series aimed at using 3D printing for short-term production of end products as well as prototypes and application verification for end products to create a more flexible manufacturing process.
“Every day we see growing traction and more mature 3D printed applications in many different industries globally, especially automotive,” said HP Japan Inc. General Manager Nobuki Okado. “Leading automakers like Toyota Motor Corporation are showcasing the power of 3D printing for flexible design, rapid time to market, and lasting impact.”
SOLIZE has been a figurehead in digital engineering since the 1990s and has a long-standing partnership with HP to advance digital manufacturing. SOLIZE used its decades of experience to support the smooth deployment of HP’s 3D printer for Toyota.
The HP Jet Fusion 5200 series 3D printing solution can design and manufacture high-quality commercial parts. By producing functional parts with the highest degree of isotropy in its class, customers can achieve both production efficiency and economic efficiency, and manufacture parts for a wide range of applications.
Last year, HP and SOLIZE announced that they would supply 3D-printed spare parts for Nissan’s NISMO Heritage Parts program and produced parts for various Nissan Skyline GT-R models.
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