Long- Awaited US-Japan Giant Robot Showdown About to Begin New Entertainment Envisioned by Two Americans The Challenge from the US Become a pilot and control a big robot. Many people who have grown up with Japanese robot anime culture have had that dream at least once—and it’s the same dream around the world. Two men from the US released a video in June 2015. Wearing aviator sunglasses with US flags draped over their shoulders, the two are shown marching through their workshop accompanied by the music of “Stars and Stripes Forever,” the national march of the US. They had developed a giant robot weighing 5.4 tons that a person can […]
Speed in prototyping is critical to support modern engineering in which time is of the essence for new product development, and Yokohama-based prototype manufacturer Sembokuya Corporation offers its customers the fastest domestic delivery time available. The company’s main strength is its technology to machine and finish the aluminum alloy “Al Si10Cu2Fe※” for die- casting prototypes, which has been difficult up to now. Just two hours after receiving the CAD data, Sembokuya’s processing machine starts to send out metal shavings and products. The entire prototype is then completed only a week later, compared to the three weeks that most other Japanese companies require to manufacture a prototype. This speedy service is a significant […]
Pipes are critical to the infrastructure of modern society. While there are many approaches to pipe manufacturing, Tokyo-based Sakae Casting is the only company to have developed pipe-casting technology that opens up new possibilities. The extraordinary precision of the casting enables a minimum clearance of 0.5mm, with a space between both parts of just 1mm, a plate thickness of 8mm, and a pipe diameter of 6m. Sakae has used this technology in creating their “water-cooled thin-type cooling plate (cold plate),” a mainstay product that has been adopted by the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers, and their high technical ability is already attracting attention from around the world. The company is also rapidly […]
Miruc Optical is renowned for the fine craftsmanship and high quality of its measuring microscopes and fine-tuned sliders used in positioning. The company’s mainstay product, the “Dovetail Stage,” is a slide unit that is particularly favored for its smooth, long stroke and load-bearing capacity. Miruc’s artisans created a product with motion so smooth that it cannot be compared to those from other firms. As a standard component for positioning and measurement, these tools are widely regarded as essential workplace items.