Technical Center
Today, the automobile manufacturing industry is actively pursuing environmental efforts such as replacing petroleum with alternative energy sources and cutting CO2 emissions, giving rise to products such as hybrid cars and electric vehicles that make use of a wide range of new technologies. Given our role as a parts supplier, our customers demand advanced technological capabilities as well as development efficiency improvements, significant investment reductions, improved performance coupled with lowered costs, and so forth. In order to satisfy customer needs, we propose manufacturing approaches that achieve lighter product weights, reduced costs, and enhanced rigidity in terms of structure, form, and material properties as we continue striving to be of use to our customers.
Role of the Technical Center
Equipment Introduced
Static Load Testing
Because we predict even greater demand for product rigidity in the future, our equipment is designed for loads of up to 300 kN. Furthermore, because we conduct tests involving impacts with actual automotive bodies, we have designed our equipment to apply force in a horizontal direction.
In order to reduce costs incurred by testing, we have devised a testing tool structure that minimizes process setup times and additional investments (patent pending). By using this approach, it is possible to reduce development-related burden on the customer.
Results of attachment-type approach
(compared with standard approach)
Production costs:
reduced by 42%
reduced by 50%
Required storage space:
reduced by 70%
Analytical systems: