As you are aware, molds are indispensable
in manufacturing at present. Everything including automotives,
consumer electronics, high-tech equipment, and very popular Smartphones
cannot be supplied to the world market without molds. And mold
industry exists only when low-tech and high-tech are incorporated.
Mold industry has supported the Japan's industry, the technology
of which is now starting to shift to other part of Asia including
Southeast Asia and China .
In fact, the level of technology with our partners is considerably
high. However, Japan's mold industry has fostered its technology
over many years, and continues to possess a state-of-the-art technology,
which surpasses that of other Asian countries. The industrial
world requires molds with a variety of sizes and accuracy. We
believe that we can supply high cost performance molds to the
world market when we use Japan-made molds and molds from emerging
industry nations in accordance with the needs.
Everybody is talking about 3D printer nowadays. It can print not
only on resin, but also on metal. Technological innovation never
stops amazing us.
Yet, there seems to be a gap still remaining between the accuracy
required to the mold, and the ability required to the 3D printer
or actual ability of the 3D printer.
Whatever is said, it is certainly a great innovation.