Research and Development

Creating the future of heat treatment and surface treatment through collaborative development of elemental and applied technologies

The quality and functionality of metal parts continue to be improved. As a result, heat treatment and surface treatment technologies that play a part in equipping metal materials with new characteristics are being continually improved. In addition to elemental and applied technologies, a reduction of environmental loads in the heat treatment process and the higher strength and low μ technologies for parts have been a continual focus within our company. As a result, in 2011 we established a development center that houses the latest evaluation analysis equipment, analyzers, and measuring devices. Defined as an open laboratory, the center conducts collaborative development of next-generation industrial furnaces and heat treatment/surface treatment technologies together with customers. In addition, we will quickly deal with customers' equipment and quality issues. To identify causes and solve problems, the center conducts componential analysis of the target metal material in addition to inspections and equipment validation.

Experiment/demonstration equipment

Plasma nitriding experiment equipment

PVD equipment (DLC film deposition system)

Plasma CVD experimental equipment

Evaluation analysis equipment

X-ray diffractometer (XRD)

Residual stress measuring equipment

Laser Raman spectrophotometer

Scratch tester

Glow discharge emission analyzer (GD-OES)

Field emission electron probe micro analyzer (FE-EPMA)

Field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM)

Micro hardness tester

Ball-on-disc friction and wear tester

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