From long ago, the technician’s hand has been essential to craftsmanship. Detailed procedures and cutting-tool processing have been completed with the technician’s touch. Machines of the past required a high level of technical skill to carry out their tasks. Moreover, the technician’s level of experience was directly reflected in the end result. At Sanwa Metal Industry, we work to carry on this technician-based craftsmanship for future generations. This is what is important to us.
With the addition of CNC lathes and other cutting-edge equipment, our productivity has changed dramatically. In recent years, equipment has become more efficient, and even products requiring complex processing can now be manufactured stably thanks to standardized production quality. At our company, we actively adopt the latest equipment and work to respond to our customers’ needs as quickly as possible, all while delivering reliable quality.
Does this mean, however, that as long as you have the latest equipment, products of the same quality can be made anywhere by anybody? The answer is “no.” A machine’s maximum potential is made possible by the hand operating it, and now as in the past, this human touch results in big differences in terms of quality and efficiency. At Sanwa Metal Industry, our strength lies in the craftsmanship and experience we have cultivated over our long history. This is what we believe separates us from the rest.
In preserving our craftsmanship, we at Sanwa Metal Industry work to ensure that the technical skill of our technicians is passed on directly.
In the past, there was a belief that “technicians should be raised in an environment where learning is done by watching one’s superiors and experiencing personal failures.” This process, however, presented various issues such as the incomplete transfer of knowledge and individual differences in the speed required for learning.
As a result, our method for passing on technology is to have the experienced technician take up the position of teacher and, passing on cutting tool theory and other necessary knowledge, speed up the learning process by letting the student experience the joy of craftsmanship.
From here on, while doing our utmost to increase the scope of our abilities, we will have our technicians join hands with the younger generation to pass on our technologies.