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.
Ultra-High Precision Machining at the Micron Scale
Ohzen is a manufacturer of machining processes for cast iron, stainless steel and specialty metals. The metal parts that it manufactures are widely used in ultra-high precision devices such as Japanese-made three-dimensional measurement equipment and the electron microscopes used in brain surgery. It is also involved in the machining of difficult-to-cut materials and specialty metals like titanium and magnesium. The clutch levers and steps that it cuts from titanium for use in American-made motorcycles were originally made just for the company’s own use, but their remarkable quality has earned them the rabid devotion of fans. This skill in high-precision metal cutting has made itself known in a wide variety of fields, ranging […]