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JPMA Awards

2008

Stop Ring with Flange at the Top and Bottom for Fan Motor

Stop Ring with Flange at the Top and Bottom for Fan Motor
Porite Corporation
The technological expertise to combine two thin parts not by using MIM method but using the P/M conventional method and the idea to use this technology as stop ring and also the actual business results to produce 300,000 sets/month were evaluated.

New PM Parts for VVEL (Variable Valve Event and Lift System) in New Engines

New PM Parts for VVEL (Variable Valve Event and Lift System) in New Engines
Mitsubishi Materials PMG Corporation
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
The adoption of the sintered parts to the new VVEL system to ensure over 7000 rpm and the development of use to variable valve system that is considered of continuous expansion in future were evaluated.

Development of Sintered Arm for Variable Valve Lift

Development of Sintered Arm for Variable Valve Lift
FINE SINTER. CO., LTD.
The technological expertise to combine near net shape parts manufacturing technology that have different outside shape with inside helical shape and green machining technology, and also the technology to use sintering parts to new variable valve lift system that is considered of continuous expansion in future were evaluated.

Development of Two Steps Cam Lob Integrated Sprocket

Development of Two Steps Cam Lob Integrated Sprocket
Hitachi Powdered Metals Co., Ltd.
The technological expertise to combine three parts that are intake cam lob, exhaust cam lob and sprocket, and also the establishment of induction hardening process condition of cam area were evaluated.

Development of the Cycloid Reduction Unit Part for the Electric Variable Cam Timing Control System

Development of the Cycloid Reduction Unit Part for the Electric Variable Cam Timing Control System
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
The new design to improve pin strength by pressing the connecting shape at compaction and to machine to final shape by cutting and to be used as the cycloid reduction unit part for the electric VCT system were evaluated.

Development of Bushing with Helical Groove on the Inner Diameter for Construction Machines

Development of Bushing with Helical Groove on the Inner Diameter for Construction Machines
Hitachi Powdered Metals Co., Ltd.
The technological expertise to use helical compacting technology not as gear but as groove to improve lubrication and the fulfillment of prevention of abrasion for large bushing were evaluated.

Development of Thin-Wall & Light-Weight Carriers for 4WD

Development of Thin-Wall & Light-Weight Carriers for 4WD
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
The technological expertise to manufacture the joint parts by invention of blazing technology of large sintered parts and the fulfillment of dimensional accuracy, weight reduction and production of thinner parts were evaluated.

Sintering of Aluminum Vane for Electronic Controlled Rotary Steering Damper

Sintering of Aluminum Vane for Electronic Controlled Rotary Steering Damper
FINE SINTER CO., LTD.
The technological expertise to establish the technology to produce the inside spline vane not by simple shape extruding method but by press-sinter method by using aluminum powder to new steering damper system were evaluated.

Sintered Gear of Variable Geometry Turbo for Diesel Engine

Sintered Gear of Variable Geometry Turbo for Diesel Engine
Mitsubishi Materials PMG Corporation
The technological expertise to fulfill high dimensional accuracy by choosing the most adequate production process and the adoption to variable geometry turbo for diesel engine were evaluated.

Development of Magnetic Parts for Fuel Injection System Parts for Diesel Engines

Development of Magnetic Parts for Fuel Injection System Parts for Diesel Engines
Hitachi Powdered Metals Co., Ltd.
The technological expertise to produce magnetic parts to apply in common rail to correspond with EUROV were evaluated.

Development of High Speed Steel (HSS) Vane using the Technology of Sinter Hardening in Vacuum Furnace

Development of High Speed Steel (HSS) Vane using the Technology of Sinter Hardening in Vacuum Furnace
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
The technological expertise to establish the technology of sinter hardening in vacuum furnace and to fulfill 30% cost reduction with 50% less energy consumption were evaluated.

Free Machining Steel Powder with High Green and Sintered Strength

Free Machining Steel Powder with High Green and Sintered Strength
KOBE STEEL, LTD.
The technological expertise to produce free machining steel powder with high green and sintered strength to meet customer requirement to improve machinability and to keep dimensional accuracy and also to manufacture complex shaped and thin sintered parts were evaluated.

The Automobile Electric Sunshade PM Gears

The Automobile Electric Sunshade PM Gears
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
The technological expertise to produce the sintered parts with special shape gear and long boss by using desdesign-in activity with customer from the early stage of unit design, so that to fulfill the reduction of parts number and change from wrought iron parts were evaluated.

Development of Wear Resistance Application for Turbo Charger with Sinter Bonding

Development of Wear Resistance Application for Turbo Charger with Sinter Bonding
Hitachi Powdered Metals Co., Ltd.
The technological expertise to develop the new material with better wear resistance than Tribaloy and to establish the bonding technology of sintered parts with different material were evaluated.