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This centenary old Japanese company is specialised in the tailor manufacturing of parts for medical equipment and analytical instruments. The company is capable of very precise processing using their on-site femtosecond laser.
They are looking to sign a distribution services agreement or a commercial agreement with a potential EU partner to further develop their activities in the EU.
The Japanese manufacturer was found in 1917 and is specialised in the manufacturing of metal fabrications of various parts of medical equipment from β-titanium, nitinol-nickel titanium and stainless steel through the usage of advanced technologies for precision work on titanium alloy.
They offer high quality and precise metal processing using an original metal fabrication technology. This is done using well-established equipment for which they have obtained qualification standards for their quality management. The metal parts produced are used in analytical instruments (such as gas and liquid analysers) and in the medical industry. The company attends every year a large international exhibition focused on medical equipment held in Germany, which enables them to meet with and discuss directly with potential partners in Europe.
The company is looking for commercial agents and distributors in the EU, and expects partners to have strong relations with companies in the metal processing industry as well as knowledge of metal parts in the analytical and medical instruments industry. A distribution services agreement or a commercial agreement will be finalised with the relevant partners.
The Japanese company offers design, processing and final assembly of metals such as titanium, β-titanium, nitinol-nickel titanium and stainless steel, etc. In this field there are very few companies worldwide able to compete at the same level of performance.
1. They are able to supply minimally contaminated metal tubes that can be used in medical devices that fit the standard of medical quality management (ISO 13485). Their process range of micromachining with their high precision processing technology makes it possible to produce parts which require small holes with a minimum diameter of 20μm (aspect ratio 1:30).
2. They are capable of processing polylactic-acid tubes, sapphire glass, polyimide tubes etc. with a femtosecond laser which minimises the thermal effect to the materials. Using a femtosecond laser is quite unique in the metal processing industry due to the high installation costs of this equipment (usually only research centres or universities may have such equipment, private companies able to provide this service are quite rare).
3. They were the first company in the industry to succeed in creating small diameter tubes (less than 10 mm) fromβ-titanium.
4. Thanks to their advanced technique of inner-polishing, achieving Ra 0.04um surface roughness of small diameter tubes (0.3 mm inner diameter at 400 mm length at max.) is possible. This means they have accomplished the minimum surface roughness, maximum circularity, and minimum contamination required for medical and analytical instruments.
5. The company offers various kinds of surface treatments bespoke to clients’ requirements. For example, teflon coating, which is water/oil repellent and insulating; transparent F2901 coating less than 1um thickness; gold plating, which is inert, and corrosion and abrasion free. The products comply with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive and Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation.
The Japanese companies’ ideal partner in the EU should be in the field of engineering related to analytical and medical instruments especially with regards to nozzles and tubes. They also prefer to associate with well experienced partners who have knowledge about the process involved in the cutting and polishing parts of precision instruments and the fabrication of difficult-to-cut materials such as titanium alloy.
Partners should be able to examine and understand the specifications and technical drawings used to manufacture the requested parts by clients and also be capable of providing information and answering inquiries of potential end-users. The Japanese company would like to build a new network of connections through potential EU partners. The Japanese company is looking for long term cooperation with seriously interested partners that would help them increase their presence in the EU market with mutual benefits.
The company has some experiences of exporting products to Germany, France, India, the United States and China.