Introducing Beauty and Health Equipment to the World Japanese startup company, MTG Co. Ltd., is growing rapidly as it continues to develop innovative products in the field of beauty and health equipment. ReFa have already seen cumulative sales of five million units and has become a must-have item for Japanese women. Wearable training gear, SIXPAD, wearable training gear for a stronger, more beautiful body, had also became one of the popular hits for MTG. How did MTG managed to grow in such a short time. Let’s explore their success story.
A Fortress for Start-ups in Tokyo’s Shitamachi One business located in the heart of Tokyo’s shitamachi (working class neighborhoods) is engaging in innovative projects using sophisticated technology. With strengths in sheet metal and press processing, Hamano Products Co., Ltd. utilizes digital machines such as 3D printers and has won a laser processing contest sponsored by the Embassy of Austria. The company has set up a general support facility, Garage Sumida, to help companies and research institutions do prototyping and development. This facility is now attracting much attention from start-ups. We sat down with Keiichi Hamano, CEO of Hamano Products and founder of Garage Sumida, to ask him about the facility’s […]
Paperglass Taiwan, the first overseas store of Japanese brand Paperglass, opens in Taiwan Paperglass is a Japanese brand of beautiful and functional reading glasses created by Nishimura Precision Co., Ltd. It has become a hit product, with recorded sales of over 25,000 since its launch three and a half years ago. It has also received a variety of design awards. Paperglass is not sold solely in domestic shops, such as Paperglass Fukui and Paperglass Tokyo Imperial Hotel Branch; the brand is also proactively developing business abroad. Paperglass is currently shipping to 10 areas in eight countries, and has now launched its long-awaited first store overseas, in Taipei, Taiwan. The company […]
Speed is critical to support modern engineering as time is of the essence for new product development. Sembokuya Corporation, prototype manufacturer based in Yokohama, offers their customers the shortest delivery time domestically. Processing starts within two hours after receiving the CAD data and the entire prototype completed within a week to be delivered to their compared to their customers, while it usually takes three weeks for other competitors within Japan. Their fast delivery is what differentiates Sembokuya from the most. Sembokuya supplies prototype components for the aerospace, automotive, and transportation industries, as well as industrial equipment. Semboyuka is distinctive on a global scale, they excel in precision processing of metals such as aluminum “Al […]
Until Metal Injection Molding (MIM) producing ultra-precision components used to require high cost machining. With MIM, you simply inject fine metal powder and binding materials into a mold to create a finished form. MIM is widely used throughout the United States and Japan, however, Castem has further refined the MIM process through its innovative patented technology that allows for lower manufacturing costs and greater design versatility. The result is a cost savings that could never have been imagined in the ultra-precision components production industry. It would not be an exaggeration to call Castem’s offerings revolutionary. On a balmy day in late June one of our reporters went to Castem’s corporate […]
Imahashi is the only company to call from metal prototypes. Masamori Imahashi, the company CEO stands behind that claim! Imahashi Co., Ltd. is a fast growing machining company that meets clients’ complex needs to the fullest, by offering them the best of craftsmanship and computer generated design. “Any design we can create through CAD we can also do by hand,” says the company’s CEO Masamori Imahashi. The company specializes in precision aluminium machining, but also excels at producing pieces in complex forms and out of materials that traditionally considered difficult to cut such as titanium. Mr. Imahashi told our reporter, “We can produce ultra-thin machined parts to dimensions of 30 μ […]
Teshima Is Making Innovation Happen by Merging the Essence of Craftsmanship with the Genius of Big Data. For 43 years, the Teshima Corporation has been an industry leader in manufacturing high precision stainless steel tubes with a special focus on tubes for medical needles. For the past four decades Teshima has responded to the unique needs of its customers while keeping up with innovations in the metallurgic sciences. The company always aims to create products that are finer, slimmer and smoother. Teshima operates under the ethos that, “saying no is not an option.” The company is headed by CEO, Ms. Yukiko Teshima, a straight forward leader who is equally interested […]
The philosophy at the Ohori factory is that nothing is impossible. When some in the industry say what they are doing is audacious Ohori employees just shrug their shoulders and keep on innovating. This can do attitude has made Ohori the Japanese industry leader in the industrial grinding field. Ohori can guaranty ground materials to a precision of one micrometer. Ohori holds itself to the highest standards in the industry by testing all of its custom ordered products at its in house laboratory, where every product is tested innumerable ways before being sent out to customers. All innovations in grinding technology are also subjected to the most rigorous tests in […]