Ford makes it easy to 3D print accessories for its Maverick pickup

Deepak Gupta February 15, 2022
Updated 2022/02/15 at 6:22 PM

Ford teased the prospect of 3D printing its own accessories when it unveiled the Maverick hybrid pickup, and it’s delivering on that promise. According 3D printing industry and newsweekthe brand has released CAD files to help you 3D print add-ons compatible with Ford Integrated Tether System (FITS) slots behind the center console and under-seat storage compartments. You can build a cup holder that fits your favorite drink or a phone holder that fits your latest device.

You could say Ford is late. Enthusiasts have already designed FITS accessories in the months since the Maverick was released. You can even find unofficial FITS slots for the panel cubicle and non-Ford vehicles. The official files should make creating add-ons much easier, and it won’t be surprising if there is an increase in user-made designs.


The company is still happy to sell pre-made FITS accessories. As design manager Scott Anderson said newsweek, however, the 3D printing support represents a “big change” in Ford’s attitude towards users. It’s an acknowledgment that do-it-yourself accessory manufacturing is on the rise and that customizing a vehicle can include more than just performance tweaks or cosmetics. What Ford loses in accessory sales, it can gain in loyal fans who come back to buy the brand’s vehicles.

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