Honda Shows A 3D-Printed Customizable EV

Posted: Oct 8 2016, 6:19am CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

 

Honda Shows a 3D-Printed Customizable EV
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  • Kabuku and Honda come up with motorcycle inspired EV
 

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The vehicle was created using 3D printing technology and displayed at the CEATIC JAPAN 2016 which was held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.

If you are familiar with the name Kabuku then you know they are pioneers of making motorcycles. It seems Kabuku joined hands with Honda Motors and came up with a new electric vehicle. The vehicle in question was created using 3D print technology and has the skeleton of a motorcycle.

The new small sized vehicle will be exhibited at the upcoming CEATEC JAPAN 2016 show. The show will be held from the 4th of October till the 7th of October at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.

The joint development of the car was carried out by using the “Rinkak Mass Customization Solution” by Kabuku. The solution is capable of on-demand digital manufacturing of customized products. The car body design, engineering and manufacturing can all be easily carried out using this solution design. 

The prototype by Kabuku and Honda is made to cater to a wide variety of customers. The car can be utilized for tasks such as a delivery vehicle to even for commercial advertisement including transportation.

First look at the car shows a small cabin like car with four vehicles and a face with headlights resembling a beetle. The white bodies car is still be worked on to give it a tougher exterior. 

In particular the car was made for the pressing needs of Toshimaya Inc. a home delivery business. The head office and the shops of the Toshimaya is in region of Kamakura, where the roads are largely narrow and deliveries of products to other areas can be quite the hassle.

Toshimaya was till using standard sized vehicle but with the help of Kabuku this new vehicle could be the answer to all their needs. 

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