We have been doing business in Japan and China, centering product sales and engineering services with Dassault Systèmes’ PLM products, since 1983. Business focus has been changing from “how to efficiently use 3D application software” to “how to contribute to business by utilizing data in the entire product development process”. Markforged 3D printers, which we stated to sell in 2016, have been accepted very well in a wide range of fields, such as automobiles, aircrafts, drones and robots where lightweight is required, utilizing composite materials and metals.
In the medical field, we have launched the surgical simulation system called FasoLab. FasoLab is used in surgical training for safety for complex and difficult operation such as arthroscopic robot‒assisted surgery represented by Da Vinci. I feel that the experience of digital manufacturing and process improvement in the Japanese manufacturing industry can be leveraged here. Manufacturing and Medical, what I think common are 3D digital technology, process visualization, and problem‒solving approach.
In 2018, we opened an engineering center in Utsunomiya (Utsunomiya Engineering Center) in the same site of aircraft parts plant of Heiwa Sangyo Co., Ltd, our partner company from the foundation. With UEC, we not only plan to expand our capabilities in PLM service business, such as off‒site design support and 3D printing, metal and composite materials, but also to demonstrate what can be performed in the manufacturing field fully utilizing information technology.
We value digital engineering technology and industry knowledge. By keep enhancing our capabilities and the teamwork with our partners, we are committed to the contribution to the business success of the customers.