WANOTEC JAPAN

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PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY

Deep drawing technologies are Wanotec Japan's forte. Our world-class technologies enable ultra-precise deep drawing using high-precision dies. The pressed product samples shown below are only examples illustrating basic technologies. We can also develop new parts that are completely unique. Our advanced processing technologies help clients develop innovative products.

  • Precision deep drawing

    Precision deep drawing

  • Reverse drawing for two-part integration

    Reverse drawing for two-part integration

  • Bulging

    Bulging

  • High-precision cold forging of difficult-to-process material A

    High-precision cold forging of difficult-to-process material A

  • High-precision cold forging of difficult-to-process material B

    High-precision cold forging of difficult-to-process material B

  • Drawing for partial thickening and two-part integration

    Drawing for partial thickening and two-part integration

  • High-precision complex cross-cut square cup drawing

    High-precision complex cross-cut square cup drawing

  • Drawing to create complex shape in heavy plate with high hardness

    Drawing to create complex shape in heavy plate with high hardness

  • Precision coining

    Precision coining

  • Precision reverse drawing

    Precision reverse drawing

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PROCESSING CAPABILITIES

Since every process from die development to delivery is handled in-house, Wanotec Japan can support workpieces of various sizes, shapes and materials.
We are also eager to take on special processing projects that have never been done before. Contact Wanotec Japan before writing off your project as an impossible dream.

    Machinable sizes and shapes

Material types

  • Aluminum, copper

  • Nickel-plated iron

  • Zinc-plated iron

  • SUS304, SUS305, SUS420

  • Kovar (KV)

  • High-carbon steel (C758)

  • HSLA (S760MC)

  • 3-ply clad

We can also consider a large number of other materials.

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EFFICIENT AND FLEXIBLE PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

Wanotec's efficient production system includes a full lineup of cutting-edge equipment and supports high-cost materials, complex shapes, small-lot mixed production, as well as several different processing procedures with the flexibility to enable full quality assurance, while meeting a wide range of other advanced demands.

Wanotec Japan

Facilities such as Plant 5 at our headquarters maintain a full lineup of cutting-edge equipment that can perform a complete range of processes from die development to inspection.
We create flexible production systems tailored to client needs.

WANOTEC JAPAN PRODUCTION INNOVATION SYSTEM

We can provide high precision and quality at the reasonable cost by employing the Wanotec Japan Production Innovation System in each manufacturing process.
The below illustration depicts an image of an idealized production line comprised of equipment independently developed by Wanotec Japan.

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Wanotec Suzhou

Wanotec Suzhou is our production facility in China. Except for development, it can provide all the same functions as our headquarters plants. It can precisely meet the needs of global manufacturers looking to purchase products from China.

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MESSAGE FROM MANUFACTURING

Being able to create and complete anything in-house is our greatest strength.

Takayuki Oka, Manufacturing Department
Michiyasu Kawano, Manufacturing Department Michiyasu Kawano, Manufacturing Department

Wanotec Japan's strength is its ability to handle every production process at its own plants.
What's behind this strength?

The comprehensive production system at our plants. That's what lets us produce products completely in-house. It's a centralized system that ensures work is done efficiently at every process from developing prototypes to starting mass-production, so it plays a major role in ensuring part quality stability and production.

What types of production will you be able to do with your new production lines at Plant 5 and other facilities?

The new lines reflect our efforts in making each manufacturing process more efficient. Equipment designed for a wide range of applications are developed in-house and tailored to individual procedures for specific product sizes, structures and other characteristics. The Wanotec Japan Production Innovation System we have created enables equipment to be freely combined to manufacture each part demanded. The cutting-edge system we have installed at Plant 5 has made us more competitive by reducing labor, improving productivity, cutting material costs and increasing capital investment efficiency.

Your die technology has received worldwide acclaim.
So what's your secret?

We design, produce and use all our dies in-house, so the feedback we receive is accurate and fast. After creating a prototype from a die designed in-house for example, we'll often get opinions and ideas back from the production site right away. The production staff might suggest areas to improve, how to make improvements or how to make production easier. In this case, we'll redo the prototype with the suggested improvements. This approach enables a rapid verification process. Repeating this operation over multiple iterations enables high-quality dies. The fact that Wanotec Japan has many engineers who are highly familiar with a diverse range of machine tools is also one of our strengths.

You've managed to prevent any defective products outflow from our shipping for six years. How have you managed to maintain this high level of quality?

Our Wanotec Japan Quality Management System (WJQMS) forms the core of our quality control activities. It specifies rigorous quality control standards. Satisfying these standards enables defect-free manufacturing. WJQMS calls for the routine use of FMEA (failure mode and effects analysis) to prevent latent problems, with analysis results applied to control items to prevent further problems. Through ongoing improvements and periodic staff training and education, WJQMS ensures our production system maintains its stability and high quality.

What areas of production will you need to work on in the future?

We'll need to work on productivity improvements and quality stability by refining our Wanotec Japan Production Innovation System. Another goal is to create a year-round, round-the-clock production system to maximize capital investment efficiency. Creating this system will give our employees more free time and time with their families, while making it easier to run our plants without unreasonable demands.

Wanotec's manufacturing is supported by an original one-of-a-kind quality assurance system that fosters client trust and satisfaction.

Hideyuki Iwatate, Quality Assurance
Hideyuki Iwatate, Quality Assurance Hideyuki Iwatate, Quality Assurance

How would you describe Wanotec Japan's approach to quality assurance?

The Wanotec Japan Quality Management System (WJQMS) forms the basis of all our quality control operations. The system encapsulates the Company's 55 years of experience and expertise. We have used it to make continual improvements while incorporating international quality assurance standards and methods. We have WJQMS to thank for the many quality awards we have received from clients.

What are the features of Wanotec Japan's approach to quality assurance?

We feel that quality problems can be traced back to problems in rules or procedures. So when quality problems occur, we respond by improving the rules and procedures instead of looking for human culprits. We have well-established quality activities that we use to predict and prevent quality problems that may arise in future as we proceed with manufacturing. Our quality policy puts quality first, and sets forth our awareness of the client's downstream position. We apply a Manufacturing control 5-tools to all the product models we manufacture. This set was developed in-house as a control tool used to prevent defects escaping downstream, and it has been effective.

What sort of things do you pay attention to maintain client trust?

During discussions with clients, explanations are always supported by practical theory and data as specified by the rules of the WJQMS (Wanotec Japan Quality Management System). You could call this a type of quality control activity. I think it helps promote client trust.

What type of quality assurance activities are needed when doing business globally?

Quality problems and inadequate communication can create dissatisfaction when you're dealing with overseas clients who are in different time zones separated by large geographical distances. As well as maintaining good quality, we always respond rapidly to client issues as specified by the WJQMS rules. In addition to improving my specialist expertise, I'd like to acquire a wider range of general knowledge and work on my language skills.

What areas do you want to focus on in the future?

I'd like to work on further improvements that go beyond Wanotec's current approach to the quality assurance system. 'Use knowledge as a tool' is one of our slogans. I'd like to do that by focusing on training and education, which is one of the five points in the WJQMS (Wanotec Japan Quality Management System). The WJQMS is the sole method we use to achieve our management targets.