The situation and development of Metal Castings in Japan
1. The casting foundries
scale in Japan
Analysis by synthesis, casting industry is
the basic industry in Japan. We should recognize that the casting
industries in Japan are rising; they export products to China and
India whose markets are growing, so it will appear various endeavors
to acquire competitive force.
2. Which industries
support casting industries in Japan?
The auto industries is still the most
leading industries, it occupies about 54 percent of total metal
casting production. The second are the sewers and metal parts
related to the public facilities, it occupies about 25 percent, the
common machinery occupies 8 percent and others is 13 percent.
3. The changes of metal casting foundries
In 2003, the casting factories reduce to
half from 1990, the reasons are low benefits, no enough ability and
the protection of environment, but recently, the reducing tend
begins to cease and some factories begin to recover and some
factories can produce sustainedly which has competitive force.
4. The situation of metal casting export
From now on, the most important thing is
that, Japan will export high value
metal castings to China because China is a very large
market. From the quality control perspective, the export is very
hard, but enhancing competitive force can enlarge the number of
5. The problems in casting factories during
In Japan, the energy cost and labor cost is
high, so promoting energy-saving, reducing production wastage,
increasing production rate must be improved.
6. Several keys must be seized in work
a) Use IT techniques in production
management and operation management, such as products exploitation,
b) Increase the rate of producing and utilization of materials,
improve the bad phenomenon.
c) Enhance running management includes increasing the level of
professionalization, develop distinguishing products.
d) Exploit new techniques to increase competitive force.
e) Promote the talents cultivation.
f) Improve the defects of
g) Reduce wastage.