Daihatsu Copen with parts designed by 3D printer

3D printer produces parts for Daihatsu Copen

In collaboration with Daihatsu, Stratasys Japan has developed Dress parts for the Copen through a 3D printer and began examining its release to consumers.

Along with Daihatsu and Stratasys 3D printing company, Mr. Kota Nezu of znug design as well as artist and 3D creator Junjie Sun contributed to these designs. The Dress parts called Effect Skin decorate the bumper and emblem area to give it a personalized look.

By using algorithms, Effect Skin utilizes a process called Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) whereby Dress parts are exclusively produced through a 3D printer based on data designed by each individual.

These Dress parts will be on display at the Stratasys booth of the Design Engineering & Manufacturing Solutions Expo from June 24 to 26 at Tokyo Big Sight. On June 25, the Stratasys booth will be presenting a talk show featuring Mr. Sun and Mr. Nezu.

(Translated by Travis Yamabata)