Handles 1 micron precision, small lots and difficult-to-machine materials
Sonobe Manufacturing focuses on technological improvement by actively adopting the latest equipment under the belief that “there is no point in having skilled craftsmen if you don’t have the machines to let them shine”. They are particularly good at small lot processing that produces dozens to hundreds of precision cutting parts with 1 micron precision. The know-how to design and manufacture in-house is their secret to producing an advantage in terms of cost and delivery.
Nurturing the next generation with precision metal processing craftsmanship
For the past 5 years, they have been hiring a greater number of young employees and have strengthened the organizational structure. The company as a whole is supporting the succession of technology through the use of process sheets to teach the craftsperson’s skills and making record & reflect a habit. Starting from 4 years ago, they have also brought in interns from nearby technical high schools to convey the attractiveness and values of work.