Collaboration with local company
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Development of the design titanium spoon which pursues functionality
Cooperation with the “titanium F-studio” which consists of five small and medium-sized enterprises in Fukuoka-ken, and an Advanced Mold and Die Technology Center realized commercial production of the spoon made of titanium.
Titanium is half lightness from steel and stainless steel which are usually used for the material of a spoon. Moreover, it is known as a material which cannot cause allergy easily so that it may be used as a medical-application material.
While titanium has many features, such as corrosion-resistant height, it has the challenge that manufacturing is difficult.
The Advanced Mold and Die Technology Center has the technology of minute-izing of the metallic crystal which makes forging of a thick titanium material easy. Furthermore, in the center, it was developed based on 3D Design and 3D printer technology. KANSEI evaluation was conducted in order to aim at improvement in grip feeling, and improvement in the feeling to eat. Technical cooperation in design titanium spoon development was performed.