The Japanese car company Daihatsu is giving customers a unique, personalized driving experience. Designers Kota Nezu and Junjie Sun used the Daihatsu Copen Roadster, a car that was totally redesigned and re-introduced to the market in 2014, as their base to introduce customized elements such as Stratasys 3D printed decorative frames in their “Effect Skins” project.
Stratasys Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printing technology is a key part of the process for the unique Effect Skins that appear on the bumpers and emblem of the Daihatsu Copen car Using the Fortus 450mc 3D Production System from Stratasys, 12 types of “Effect Skin” parts were designed by Designer/3D Creator Junjie Sun with 10-color variations produced with high UV stability ASA thermoplastic material. The car is featured at the 2015 Design Engineering & Manufacturing Solutions Expo (DMS), the largest IT solutions expo for the manufacturing industry in Japan, attracting more than 80,000 visitors annually. It takes place at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight), June 24 – 26.