Located in Higashi Mino, Gifu Prefecture, where more than half of Japan’s ceramics are produced, Maruasa Porcelain Factory Co., Ltd. is the industry leader in manufacturing cups and saucers. All ceramics are baked at 1,300 degrees Celsius or above for 22 hours, resulting in high-endurance products. The OEM products produced by Maruasa are design unique to Japan. Customers range from major tableware manufacturers in Japan, to the United States and Asia, delivering more than 250 million items worldwide.
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 […]
Dubai: Glitz, Glamour and Robots! This past February, at a special technology summit hosted by the Dubai government, all eyes were fixed on six futuristic towering robotic figures. The Dubai media was abuzz with the news of the robots, as were local politicians and industry leaders. All the mucky mucks about town were clamoring to get a look at these towering giants at the unveiling. The presentation began, “the Skeletonics robotic exoskeletons feature movable arms and legs controlled by an internal human operator.” There was a silence in the room as the audience didn’t seem to fathom what was just said. The emcee was strapped into one of the three […]
Swany Co., Ltd., is a company that makes excellent use of modeling technology in making product designs and prototypes with the use of the latest 3D printers and 3D CAD to offer consistent support of mass production. The company speedily converts the ideas of customers into data, and produces a prototype using a 3D printer. Thus, this greatly reduces the time for product development. Also, because the company can quickly deliver 3D data, it can even respond to extreme customer requests; even only with a two-dimensional drawing, or sketch, the company can “meet you in the morning, and then deliver a prototype in the evening.” The company has attracted attention […]
Low-cost and safe access to Space with an Engine that Switches between Jet and Rocket Modes! There is a small Japanese start-up company attempting to develop a spacecraft with a few engineers in a small garage. PD Aerospace, Ltd. is aspiring to pioneer the space business with proprietary technology that combines “jet combustion” and “rocket combustion” into a single engine, which has been conventionally seen as incompatible.
The year 2011 marked the birth of a large electric motorcycle that, through its fresh and sharp design, gives you a look into the near future. Its name is zec00. With the motif of flowing curves, the vehicle thoroughly pursues the aesthetic of “cool,” with its mainframe machined out of aluminum, single-sided swing-arms supporting the wheels, and cowl made of carbon. At the same time, as a motorcycle the zec00 is no child’s toy; it can go up to 200 km/hr.
CrossEffect is known for their work developing and prototyping industrial plastic products used for items such as cell phones. Their speciality is their resin processing technology called Laser Prototyping. Boasting the “world’s fastest” prototype production speed,crossEffect supports their clients in product development. Furthermore, as the second pillar of their business, they have developed Cardio Simulators: 3D models of hearts based on CT data. Cardio Simulators are soft 3D models of hearts created, based on CT scans taken at hospitals, through the use of DICOM data, laser prototyping technology, and special molds. Not only the outer surface, but the inner cavities and affected areas are reproduced with great accuracy. It’s even […]