"In the long term, we want to make FJVPS the ‘Master’ of 3D manufacturing, by combining FJVPS with product data management."
Keiji Yamaoka Section Manager, Equipment Information, Seiko Epson Corp
Seiko Epson Corporation, commonly known as Epson, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of computer printers, and information and imaging related equipment. It is one of three core companies of the Seiko Group, a name traditionally known for manufacturing Seiko timepieces. Since its inception, Epson has passed down and expanded on its traditional strengths, refining its super-micro processing and precision processing technologies in the development of its watches and then expanding those technologies into other fields.
Seiko Epson wanted the ability to study assembly line productivity before it engaged in the detailed design process in order to reduce costs and improve efficiency.
Seiko Epson introduced a technology platform, FJVPS, which uses 3D-CAD data to inspect and review designs, improve productivity and prioritize the duties of production preparation.
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