10/13/2016

Honda, Kabuku Debut 3D-Printed Electric Delivery Truck

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Honda Motor Co. and Kabuku Inc. have teamed up to produce a 3D-printed compact electric delivery vehicle for Japanese confectionery specialist Toshimaya Corp.

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This article originally appeared on AutoBeat Daily

Honda Motor Co. and Kabuku Inc. have teamed up to produce a 3D-printed compact electric delivery vehicle for Japanese confectionery specialist Toshimaya Corp.

The partners introduced the tiny single-seat vehicle, which is about the size of Renault’s Twizy Electric city car, at last week’s Ceatec industry trade conference in Chiba, Japan. The rear interior of the purpose-built model features a large cargo area with a flat floor.

The vehicle is designed to be highly customizable. Users can configure the vehicle with Kabuku’s Rinkak process, according to the two companies. They say 3D printing also reduces the cost and time of small volume production runs, while overall development time was reduced to just two months.

No information was provided about the car’s electric powertrain or other components.

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