Research & Development

Equipment

Towards the next generation product development, enhance the advanced equipment

  • 3-dimensional shape measuring apparatus minute

    3-dimensional shape measuring apparatus minute

  • Schottky emission electron scanning microscope (with energy dispersive element analyzer)

    Schottky emission electron scanning microscope (with energy dispersive element analyzer)

  • X-ray fluorescence analysis device

    X-ray fluorescence analysis device

  • Inductively-coupled plasma emission spectrometry analysis device

    Inductively-coupled plasma emission spectrometry analysis device

  • Noncontact 3-dimension measuring  device

    Noncontact 3-dimension measuring device

  • others

    • X-ray diffractometer with 2D PSPC
    • Inverted Metallurgical Microscopes
    • Microelemental analyzer
    • Ion Chromatography
    • Glossmeter

Material Processing Achievements

Mass Production Achievements

  Specific Gravity Tensile Strength
(MPa)
Yield Strength
(MPa)
Plasticity
(%)
Young's Modulus
(GPa)
AZ31 1.78 280 220 18 45
LA141 1.36 156 110 33 48
LZ91 1.47 130 95 40 45
High Strength AL 2.70 400 310 12 70

Research and Development Achievements

AZ31 Cold Material, AM60, AZ61, AZ91, Ti, Clad Materials (SUS / Al, Mg / Ti), Mo

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Business Achievements

Magnesium Related Patent Applications

  Patented Pending
Processing Related 2 4
Surface Finishing Related 4 0
Total 10

(as of June 2012)

Engineering Technique Award

Three of our researchers received this award for developing an anodization process that produces magnesium alloy nanocrystals for high corrosion resistance. (2003)

Participation in Various Research and Development Activities for Subsidized Projects

  • The Project for Strategic Augmentation of Basic Technology (Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, JAPAN) 2003 – 2005
    We fulfilled our obligations as a main managing enterprise of The Research and Development to Make a Long-lasting High-grade Magnesium Press Forming Die with a Nano Surface Structure Project that is being worked on by The Materials Process Technology Center.
  • The Grant from Osaka Prefecture for Joint Research Promotion Among Industry, Academic, and Government (The Section of Commerce and Industry Promotion of Osaka Commerce, Industry, and Labor Department) 2003
    Development of progressive press forming technology for magnesium alloys
    We developed technology to deal with the dimensional accuracy and fracture of magnesium alloys in warm temperatures. These are problems for practical mass production of progressive dies.
  • The Grant from Osaka Prefecture for Technology Improvement (The Section of Commerce and Industry Promotion of Osaka Commerce, Industry, and Labor Department) 2003
    Development of corrosion-resistant film forming technology for burnishing magnesium alloys
    Using nanotechnology, we developed stabilization technology and mass production technology for the formation of thin transparent oxide films. We also developed unprecedented technology for non-polluting durable surface finishing.
  • Forged Magnesium Parts Technological Development Project (NEDO) 2006 – 2010
    By assessing development of next-generation technology and participating in a project of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), we researched and developed basic technology for forged magnesium materials and their processing.

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