Research & Development
Recent themes in automobile R&D include major reductions in the development period, evaluating automobile performance from the design stage, and eliminating prototypes to reduce costs. These themes are being addressed via utilization of IT, such as CAD and CAE. Of course a large variety of performance testing using actual automobiles is still used to ensure that the automobiles are safe and reliable.
Information and Environmental Equipment
Product testing and evaluation is performed at a variety of different temperatures and humidity levels.
Equipment used to verify and improve the quietness when paper feeding is performed.
Performance evaluation devices (developed by Futaba)
We are developing our own equipment that can test and evaluate various items to help achieve the performance that meets the specifications of our customers.
We are realizing improvements, such as a reduced number of prototypes and shortened development periods, through simultaneous design and CAE analysis by sharing 3D data with our customers. This allows us to be able to carry out development on commission and then deliver paper feeders for copiers and printers as a single unit. A variety of testing and evaluation is carried out to help ensure quality and improve performance.