Kabuku and Honda Created a Printed Delivery Vehicle for Toshimaya

By: Laura McQuarrie - Oct 6, 2016
References: 3ders.org
Toshimaya is a confectionery company that found itself in need of a delivery vehicle that was compact enough to navigate the narrow streets in Kamakura Prefecture, which is just south of Tokyo, Japan. As such, Honda teamed up with the 3D printing specialists at Kabuku to come up with an inventive solution with additive manufacturing.

The resulting delivery vehicle is not a full-sized car, but rather a small mini-car that boasts just enough space for a driver and a trunk full of boxed confectionery goods.

What's significant about this 3D-printed automotive example is that it is highly specialized for a single purpose, indicating that there is plenty of potential for companies in the future to have delivery vehicles and other cars tailor-made to fit a very specific set of requirements.