Finding aftermarket parts is a big challenge if you’re looking for very specific or discontinued parts. One of the examples is Toyota rear seat rail covers. The original covers have worn over time. The owner could not find new ones, so it was decided to use 3D technologies.

For caps manufacturing we used both 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies. Using the original part of the other side we reconstructed a digital 3D model using the “Artec Space Spider” 3D scanner and reverse engineering methods. For 3D printing we used industrial SLS technology-based 3D printer “Prodways ProMaker P1000” and PA11 nylon material. This material is the strongest, and the technology is the most reliable for the production of this type of parts. The surface of the printed cover was smoothed and prepared for painting. The painted part was successfully installed in the car interior.

This production method made it possible to produce rail covers in an extremely short time and to ensure the product’s characteristics same as the original. It’s a quick and convenient way to restore the parts you need and save time and money.

3D printing technology: SLS (Selective Laser Sintering)

3D printing material: PA11

Size (mm): 89.79 x 47.29 x 16.78