According to the vehicle manufacturer it could make parts for discontinued models more widely available.
Nissan announced has developed a new way to use robots to make car parts out of sheet steel, a breakthrough that could make replacement parts for discontinued models more widely available for customers.
Nissan hopes to commercialize the proprietary technique, known as dual-sided dieless forming. The technique involves two synchronized robots working from opposite sides of a steel sheet, using diamond-coated tools to gradually shape the steel.
The video embedded below shows the process. (Editor’s Note: The audio is in Japanese. Enable close captioning using