Since their establishment as a manufacturer for auto parts, HILLTOP Technology Laboratory, Inc. has been growing rapidly specializing in prototyping aluminum products. Its conception of a cutting edge production framework has attracted the attention of manufacturing companies across Japan. Their specialty is to create one-off product such as prototypes for new machines and devices, artist’s and designer’s works, and custom-made components. They can provide you with exactly what you want in shortest delivery time. Our standard turn-around is 5 days.
Satte-spring developed the smallest type of spring in the world. It has a measurement of only 14μ in wire diameter and 80μ in external diameter, and even a five hundred of them can occupy a single square inch of space. Only a handful of major manufacturers in Japan today were able to develop microscopic springs that are barely visible to the naked eye, yet Satte-spring, which is only composed of twenty employees, made a significant and unprecedented technological success in the springs’ development. The company has an on-site simple space dedicated for research activities and it is occupied by young engineers who went after developing the world’s smallest spring that […]
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 […]