Five nine” is 99.999% pure aluminum, material manufacturers from all over the world are eager to obtain it. Hokusei Metal Products (hereinafter “Hokusei Products”) in Takaoka city, Toyama prefecture, has its’ own technology to process this “five nine” without degrading the purity. They have expanded with clients that were not thought to be target companies for the aluminium industry before, such as the pharmaceutical and food industry, and they are remaking the industrial map. Above all, Hokusei Products package production for drugs has received widespread attention. Since it involves human lives competitors have avoided participating, but Hokusei Products have a technique for manufacturing aluminum to keep the highest level of […]
Nadaka Corporation deals with cutting process for difficult-to-cut materials such as titanium, nickel and heat-resistant steel. Their main products are car parts like turbochargers. Their technology is widely used in various areas, including aircraft and the medical field. Their corporate identity is to “challenge to perfect the craftsmanship in manufacturing.” They have focused this challenge on cutting work for difficult-to-cut materials and complex shapes which others in the same trade show reluctance to deal with. “Even an order for something that we have no experience, we go for it. If we decline it, we get no growth,” Mr. Nadaka says. They study and understand the characteristics of unworkable materials and […]
Paperglass are next-generation reading glasses that are ultra-thin at 2mm and have a lightweight, stylishly designed frame. Developed by Nishimura Precision, this item has become a sensational hit product in Japan. In an unusual move for a small/medium-sized company, Paperglass has opened “Paperglass FUKUI”, a retail shop that displays the glasses and allows customers to try them on before purchasing. A maverick in the eyewear industry, Paperglass is now taking on the world market.
Miyama Giken, a company manufacturing printed circuit boards in Tokyo, has been able to realize detailed consulting for clients and a shortened delivery time by doing everything from the start, all the way to the mounting process, all in-house. They have also taken on the new project of developing CO2 sensors within the company, a move that stems from the characteristically Japanese business philosophy of prioritizing the customer’s needs, as well as the growth and expansion that comes from creativity not bound to existing values.
M-TECH draws the most attention is the precision processing of such challenging materials as stainless steel, brass and titanium from Φ4.0 to Φ0.5×10mm (a 20-fold increase in aspect ratio). Normally, micro-fi ne long processing performed on a lathe induces elastic deformation, resulting in tapering defects. Therefore, in order to overcome that hurdle the company used a special micro-NC lathe, micro-fi ne screw cutting work and a proprietary technique for the processing of complex shapes, as well as a correction system incorporating a charge-coupling device (CCD) camera as a main part of the overall process, thereby achieving the production of an external dimensional tolerance ±2μm as an integrated component in a […]
An official partner of Panasonic, Sango Metal Industrial Co., Ltd. is a leading provider of precision welding services. Their expertise lies in laser welding of materials as thin as 0.2mm, such as terminals on lithium batteries. They currently hold 38% of the global share in this industry. Recently, they installed 2 new equipment to their arsenal, the fiber laser oscillator, which makes it possible to seam weld copper and other hard-to-weld materials, and the galvanometer scanner, which boasts a faster laser traveling speed for higher production efficiency. With these innovative technologies at their disposal, they are now focusing their efforts on fuel cells for cars and medical devices, both of […]
Seki Press Co. Ltd. has realized the new stamping technology which splits a metal like a string cheese for complex 3-D shapes. It is a process of using a metal mold to split and tear metal materials such as iron, bronze, aluminum, stainless steel, brass, and more, that are in the form of plates, coils, and bars. It is called the Warisaki Method which we have patented. We have realized the new stamping technology for complex 3-D shapes, which could lead to cost reduction in various kinds of products.