IJAT Vol.4 No.2 pp. 150-154
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2010.p0150

Development Report:

Building of Efficient, Energy-Saving Lines with an Extremely-Compact Machining Center and CNC Lathe

Tsuyoshi Ogawa

Toyo Seiki Kogyo Co., Ltd, 2715 Miyagawa, Chino-City, Nagano 391-8585, Japan

November 11, 2009
December 18, 2009
March 5, 2010
machining center, CNC lathe, desk top factory, microfactory
Industrial products today are expected to be smaller, lighter, and more multi-functioned, and such products consist of numbers of extremely small and precise components. Yet, turnovers of such products are short, and their production volumes fluctuate at extreme. The production engineering for such components, however, which should correspond to, and optimized for this situation is still in progress, even though such components are growing in numbers and kinds: becoming even smaller in size and the demand fluctuates more. We have developed extremely compact machining center and CNC lathe, which covers these points: most optimum means of production for small or microscopic components. We have also built a concept of a production system, today commonly called “desktop factory” by using multiple numbers of these “desktop” machines.
Cite this article as:
T. Ogawa, “Building of Efficient, Energy-Saving Lines with an Extremely-Compact Machining Center and CNC Lathe,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.4 No.2, pp. 150-154, 2010.
Data files:
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