Research & Development
Becoming a genuinely development-driven company
We are strengthening R&D in our quest to become a genuinely development-driven company. We are promoting not only the research and development of next-generation special steel, magnetic materials, raw materials and electric wire materials, but also medium- and long-term materials research and development themes that contribute to sustainable growth and social contribution.
The Global Research & Innovative Technology center (GRIT) is a Corporate Research Lab of Our Company. It was established to promote sustainable growth and the research and development of advanced materials with the potential to make medium- to long-term social contributions.
Metallurgical Research Laboratory undertakes research and development (R&D) concerning specialty steels that play critical roles in a wide range of fields, including molds and tool steel, alloys for electronic products, materials for industrial equipment, and aircraft- and energy-related materials. The laboratory was founded in 1934 in Yasugi City of the Shimane Prefecture, where an ancient Japanese method for manufacturing iron has long been practiced.
Focusing on casting technology for manufacturing cast iron products, the Casting Technology Research Laboratory is conducting research and development for producing fabricated materials and components enabling weight reduction and energy saving in the automobile industry.
The Cable Materials Research Laboratory promotes research and development to provide precise solutions to customer needs, with a focus on technologies in the following seven fields: covering material, copper alloy, in-vehicle installation, material processing, high-speed transmission, analytics, and analysis.