Nissan teaches robots to make replacement parts for cars


We’ve been working on this for five years To make small production lots
we decided to use a dieless process It’s called dual-sided dieless forming We thought this process could be used to reproduce parts even after the die has been disposed of As long as you have CAD data, you can fabricate a part We check 2D data first And if we can’t build the 3D data from that
we’ll 3D-scan an actual part The tool bit has been developed through testing It’s our own unique design It’s not easy Improving quality requires many trials Our process eliminates the need for lubrication It retains a smooth surface
so the part can be painted right after it’s produced Difficult designs with peaks and valleys are split into a multistage process and finished one by one We’ve reached a quality level that
our customers will appreciate In the future, we can recreate
discontinued parts or even make custom ones We’re preparing to put it into practical use