●The 14th award winners
The Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Award
The Japan Vocational Ability Development Association Award
The Nikkan Kogyo Shinbun Award
Forming Fabrication
High Precision Small Part
Silver / Bronze / The AMADA / The Judging Committee's Award
Technical Award
Technical Encouragement Award

Registered patent

•Material : SUS304
•Thickness : 1.2mm

Polished stainless plates and stainless color plates are die-cut by hexagon and pentagon dies, and formed by R dies and fabricated into parts, and then the parts are assembled by welding. Through these steps, the product was finished. The point that I had hard time was the acquisition of the optimum data on welding because the beauty of the external appearance differs with good or bad welding. Particularly, as the last process requires welding from outside, I paid attention more than enough to the welding process not to cause any flaws.
With the 2002 FIFA World Cup just around the corner, I think that the exhibition of a soccer ball naturally attracted many people.
Up to this date, I have been involved in soccer as a coach to lead regional junior soccer teams for 25 years. At present, I am still trying and cooperating in development of regional junior soccer teams as one of the officials of the Kagoshima Prefectural Soccer Association. I hope that this product, which capitalizes on our company's technology, would be something that every one loves as a soccer ball created in Kagoshima Prefecture. At present, we accept orders for and manufacture the one and only soccer balls in the world, which feature personal names graved on the hexagon plates of the soccer balls. We plan to introduce various types of such spherical products to society.

Setsuo Yonemori