Find out why and how presidents of MOBIO exhibitors have started “INNOVATION and CHALLENGE” through the special interview.
”Meet the President” No.53 is Mr. Shirooka of TAIYO PARTS CO., LTD. (Read on details)

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- Metal parts, housing equipment and apparatus

One stop shop to offer design, manufacturing, processing and assembling

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Major machinery companies and housing equipment companies consider Taiyo as the indispensable partner, who provides aluminum die cast parts, rubber parts and plastic parts. At aluminum parts business, it is capable to design mold, cast, press, machine, trim, assembly for various sizes. Especially its “UNIT DIE SYSTEM” (called eco-die cast system) is patented and saves mold cost and operation cost drastically. Shirooka clearly said his business strategy, “We are the late comer in manufacturing market. Therefore from the corporate establishment I challenged to cultivate exclusiveness as a factory, considering conditions to set the company to be selected by customers. It ends up with present five business principles and those uniqueness and differentiation from others enable customer to leave business to us. They believe that Taiyo can do it!”

1) Process any materials by any manufacturing technology

2) Production expertise from unit production, unit combination to assembly

3) Unit die system to save manufacturing cost and to run extremely small lot

4) Off shore facility to supply to global market

5) Engineering department to propose unit from the scratch

A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.

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▲UNIT DIE SYSTEM – Saves mold cost by half, allows extremely small lot run from 50 pcs

Taiyo’s unit die system (Eco-die-casting) is widely known in the industries as the very unique technology, that is considered to be ideal for small lot production run such as medical equipment components and its demand is increasing. Companies notice its advantage that the exclusive mold is made from the scratch at much less cost than machined mold cost.

“Twenty years ago when I proposed to kick off this development, I received negative response from all members. I knew it was quite natural because we had no such a request, had to invest huge amount of money and to assign dedicated members. However, if my proposal was turned down, we could have never accomplished today’s business,” Shirooka said. He had been firmly convinced that there should be needs for “extremely small lot run” between prototyping and small lot run. He persuaded continuously that if Taiyo could offer such an assistance to companies, they would request Taiyo for prototyping and small lot production run, and started the project. He came up with the idea to apply mass production technology to small lot run by creating the mold base unit that is commonly used and to insert the custom-made small mold, that saves customer’s mold cost tremendously and installed equipment  step by step.

Shirooka said, “Starting the project, we had noticed that making mold would be made by everybody but die casting process was obstacle, requiring advanced engineering. That’s why nobody had every tried. And I thought we would do it! 15 years ago we had assigned the unit die system section to run exclusively small lot only with dedicated engineers.” Noticeably this organization change was quite successful to have developed further technology for customer’s benefit, to reduce mold material consumption by 50%, mold processing hour by 50% and mold replacement time by 80%. Interestingly, Taiyo’s positive attitude to tackle difficulties has been well known to customers and worked as a good promotional activity to other engineering.

Keep on evolving and entering ODM business

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▲Dedicated ten engineers are designing mechatronics to match to customer’s requirement

There is another strategy at Taiyo. “It must be seldom case to maintain ten engineers at the company of our size. So we are capable to design units, manufacturing equipment, jigs by our selves to respond to customer’s  demand and are ready to take order from upper process. It helps us to keep away from price only competition.,” Shirooka said.

Today, Taiyo is receiving more than 100 OEM project from product designing to manufacturing. Shirooka’s next goal is to enter ODM business. He understands it takes some time to establish more reliance with customers. In that case their corporate strength will assist to establish harder relationship with ODM customers.

Lastly Shirooka said, “Our goal is to make Taiyo to be selected and appointed by the society. Accomplishing this target we have challenged continuously and resulted in corporate growth. I sincerely hope as a team Taiyo, we will improve the extremely small lot production run system and develop new technologies in order to be chosen by customers.”


Interviewed on January 19, 2016

MOBIO Cafe Meeting on February 17 was Technology presentation on by three exhibitors. It was another step forward to develop new business among participating parties.

MOBIO Café Meeting is a cross-industry gathering, held twice a month. It offers opportunity to participants asking any questions freely.

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Well-Assorted & Selectable Doorstops

SKB CO., LTD. (Read corp. details)

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Supplying parts to industry customers, SKB has expanded its operation to B to C business with brand name “kuuki” and introduced the initial product, door stop series. “TOATOA” is new series of door stops and is designed to cover various shells to universal base.
Metallized Products and Water-Cooling Heat Sinks

KAWASO TEXCEL CO., LTD. (Read corp. details)

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Kawaso’s selling point is the technology to metallize (bonding of ceramics and metal) the surface of ceramics , which is indispensable in the process of creating an airtight seal between ceramics and metal. Its water-cooling heat sink provides uniform cooling using ingenuity in the design of the flow channel, sealed by uses of metalling technology.

Laser processing of pipes and irregularly shaped materials

SUGI QUALITY INDUSTRY CO. LTD. (Read corp. details)

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With the latest laser processing machines, SUGI is possible to carry out precision shaping and drill holes in round (up to 100 mm diameter) and square pipes (up to 150 mm width) and irregularly shaped materials. It also fabricate jigs and baskets to be used in the industrial cleaning machines.

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Frank discussion continued overtime and the meeting finished with smiles of the participants.

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The next MOBIO Cafe Meeting will be hosted on March 16 by companies from “The latest technologies to prepare for emergency” exhibition.
Read on for details and register participation in advance from here!

Hot news from Feb. 17 MOBIO Cafe Meeting

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Topics were metallized products, doorstops and laser processing.

Join the Cafe Meeting in the Tech Hall and learn the full story from next time.

Read on schedule from here

MOBIO Cafe Meeting on February 2 was Technology presentation on by 12 companies from  ”Kansai New Selection 2016″ exhibition.

It was another step forward to develop new business among participating parties. February special exhibition runs till February 29 displayed by 20 companies.

MOBIO Café Meeting is a cross-industry gathering. It offers opportunity to participants asking any questions freely. If you have any request or questions to presenters, please send it to MOBIO (Click here).

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1) Welding burnt removal agent for SUS / SASAKI CHEMICAL CO.,LTD. (Read more)
“S-PURE SJ-Gel” is the Oxide Film Remover on stainless steel. It comes by soft or hard gel form without fluorine contents and reduces waste liquid treatment cost.

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2) Tapping screw for thin plate / YAMASHINA CO., LTD.

Its screw, Thinca, binds thin steel plates very tightly without any burring or nuts, and assist product miniaturization at reduced cost.

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3) Air-heat transfer system / NAVITAS CO., LTD.

NATS, Navitas Air – heat Transfer System, only transfers design printed on the film to products instead of hydraulic transfer system and decorative area drastically.

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4) Hybrid low-temperature surface treatment / ASAHI HEAT TREATMENT CO., LTD.

By hybrid and low temperature carburizing processing technology, it prolongs the product life of stainless steel part and achieves energy savings.

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5) Water saving nozzles / DG TAKANO CO., LTD.

Its water saving nozzle, Bubble 90, is the only nozzle that creates pulsating flow without using electricity and saves water consumption up to 90% of washing away.

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6) Sunshine reflection sheet / KOIZUMI JUTE MILLS LTD.

Its “Shiro Pika” reflects and insulates sunshine with high efficiency, that attracts high attention from farming industry.

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7) Thin wall injection molding / ASKA COMPANY LTD.

ASKA is the specialist to produce thin wall injected products by using exclusive measuring devices, starting from planning to mass production.

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8) Electrically powered bed / SEAHONENCE INC.

Its electrically powered bed for  in‐home care, Sai, has been designed to position for preventing patients from aspiration and for allowing nurses oral care easily.

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9) Nano metal particle ink jet printer and ink / KISHU GIKEN KOGYO CO.,LTD.

Utilizing technology of ink jet printer head and nano particle metal ink, KISHU has developed ink jet printer device and exclusive ink to provide stable ejection and excellent depiction.

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10) Chamfer dimension inspection machine / MARUNOUCHI MACHINERY CO., LTD.

Its high speed and highly accurate measuring equipment measures radial chamfer dimension (inside or outside) without any contact to products easily and stores image data with figures.

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11) Food transfer pump unit / HEISHIN LTD.

The first in the industry! Its exclusive screw pump detects magnetized rubber debris during food transportation if there is any from the rubber pump unit.

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12) Vacuum fryer / ATLAS TECHNO SERVICE CO., LTD.

The compact vacuum fryer is good for food processing factory to preserve food for a long time, installed patented oil filtering system.

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Frank discussion continued overtime and the meeting finished with smiles of the participants.

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The next MOBIO Cafe Meeting will be hosted on February 17 by three exhibitors.
Read on for details and register participation in advance from here!

1) KAWASO TEXCEL CO., LTD.

Ceramic-Metalized technology

2) SKB CO., LTD.

Well-Assorted & Selectable Doorstops

3)  SUGI QUALITY INDUSTRY CO. LTD.

Laser processing of pipes and irregularly shaped materials

Exhibitors from “Kansai New Selection” event introduced their state-of-the-art technology certified by Japan governmental organization, MITI Kansai.

Feburuary 2 MOBIO Cafe Meeting was a full of fun!

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Join the next meeting on February 17 MOBIO Cafe Meeting by three presenters:

1) KAWASO TEXCEL CO., LTD. —Ceramic-Metalized technology

2) SKB CO., LTD. — Well-Assorted & Selectable Doorstops

3) SUGI QUALITY INDUSTRY CO. LTD. — Laser processing of pipes and irregularly shaped materials

Osaka keeps on meeting Iwate to assist its re-start up from Tsunami disaster. On January 21, ten Osaka companies visited Iwate and had business discussion with local companies, seriously and joyfully.

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Presentation by Osaka visitors:

1)Policy

Osaka Local Government: New assisting program on marketing and industrialization SMEs

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2)Corporate Presentation

Click the corporate name to know details.
SAKAGUCHI BUNKADOU CO., LTD.:No fogging, even in extreme temperatures ! Multi-layered glass with a heater attached.

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KAWAI CORPORATION:Pipes with cartridge heater for road snow-melt system

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MATSUMORA SANGYO CO., LTD.:Tsunami evacuation stairway

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KAWASO TEXCEL CO., LTD.:Metallized products (bonding of ceramics and metal) for airtight joint

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PRD CO., LTD.:Mildew-proofing products containing allyimustard oil AITC

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SUGIYAMA METALS CO., LTD.:Candles cover

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MATSUDA CO., LTD.:Cold headed parts, crushed simply and effectively than machine cutting!

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FUKUCHI METAL CO., LTD.:Cold forged parts, manufactured while metals are still cold

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Futaba-Toso CO., LTD.:Bake coating through multistage pre-paint processing

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HIRAOKA HYPER TOOLS,INC:Document management system

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*** Off the booth meeting ***

An individual session continues …

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3)Factory tour

CHIDA PRECISION INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.: Friction Stir Welding

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EIWA CORPORATION: Fiber Reinforced Plastics by hand lay up method

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MOBIO Cafe Meeting on January 26 was Technology presentation on by 10 companies from Ehime Pref. Exhibition. It was another step forward to develop new business among participating parties.

MOBIO Café Meeting is a cross-industry gathering. It offers opportunity to participants asking any questions freely. If you have any request or questions to presenters, please send it to MOBIO (Click here).

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Wire cloth / TAKENAKA WIRE CLOTH CO., LTD.

Its “Bamboo screen” is the crimped wire cloth bamboo screen and is used at Tokyo International airport.

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Cosmetic paper product / HATTORI PAPER MFG.CO., LTD.

Its wet tissues containing strongly acidic electrolyte assist to maintain healthy skin.

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Interior finishing material / FUJIWARA CHEMICAL CO., LTD.

Fujiwara’s interior finishing material add more values to the interiors to meet customer’s demand.

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Antibacterial processed wet towel by platinum particle /  NISHI SENKOH CO.

NISHI’s wet towels in hand bags remain clean and bacteriostatic by use of antibacterial technology.

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Made-to-order cotton non-woven fabric / MARUSAN INDUSTRY CO.,LTD.

Its cotton sheet will be changed to carbonate sheet mask simply by putting it into water.

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Microbial materials / TOYO SHOKUSAN INC.

Its Ehime AI-1, microbial materials work for water improving and cleaning.

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Vacuum and thin-film forming compact devices / YOUTH ENGINEEERING CO., LTD.

Its roll-to-roll type, an experimental device forms metal thin-film rapidly.

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DC brushless motor / HOKUTO INC.

Its “Fish Scale Remover” is durable and water proof, installed and exclusive DC brushless motor.

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Large woodwork / AISHIN CRAFTS CO., LTD.

Using NC machine it is capable to create large products made of plastic and composite wood on top of wooden name plates.

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Sportswear / MARUTAKA INDUSTRY INC.

Its “Light Wit” is the Body trunk supporting inner wear for athletes to keep a correct posture.

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<Off the Tech Hall>

Frank discussion continued overtime and the meeting finished with smiles of the participants.

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The next MOBIO Cafe Meeting will be hosted on February 2 by companies from “Kansai New Selection 2016″ Exhibition.
Read on for details and register participation in advance from here!