Gamagori Seisakusho is a manufacturer of components of precision machinery. The company’s motto is high-mix, low-volume production, and while the company has only 13 people, it has been involved and continues working on requests from a number of research institutes such as the National Institute for Molecular Science (Japan) to manufacture its experimental devices and to produce parts for artificial satellites. The company’s greatest strength is in the finishing of easily-distorted cut materials, such as lamination of products with complex shapes with a high degree of precision, and can perform processing up to ±3~5 microns. The company’s precise metal processing technology, combined with the capability to provide the best solution […]
Almost 30 years ago, Kashima Bearings Corporation began manufacturing their plastic ball bearings. When the founder Shizuo Kashima visited his wife’s hometown, someone at the fishing port complained to him that the conveyor belt that carries fish would always get rusty. So, he suggested using parts made of plastic resin that is resistant to alkaline from fish and corrosion by salt water. And then, he designed his own plastic ball bearing and started manufacturing it.
Kinsei Engineering Inc, is a long-established cast metal manufacturer founded in 1986. They are known as the original developer and seller of the V-Pulley. The strength of the company is its in-house integrated production system, using its wealth of knowledge and experience to design and develop metal casting using 3D CAD / CAM / CAE, and to manufacture and assemble precision machinery. The company knows its raw materials very well only a casting manufacturer can do, and this distinctive position enables the company to propose solutions and services that can help its customers eliminate waste between each step of the production process. Through the ingenuity of its employees, Kinsei’s production […]
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.