Giving Olympic Figure Skaters a Cutting Edge – Yamaichi Special Steel
04/25/2019 3D Digital Fabrication
Japanese figure skaters are among the best in the world, and many famous skaters hail from Nagoya in Japan. Nagoya-based Yamaichi Special Steel Co., Ltd., a high-grade steel-work company, has been working with Nagoya native and 2010 Olympic figure skater Takahiko Kozuka to develop a new set of blades used for figure skating. Roland DG’s photo impact printer was used to imprint the catchy logo on the surface of the blades, so we decided to find out more about the development process.
MEGANE-YA STRIKE – Pioneering the Bespoke Eyewear Trend (Part 2)
02/14/2019 3D Digital Fabrication
MEGANE-YA STRIKE, a bespoke eyewear maker located in Kobe that works closely with customers to handcraft one-of-a-kind frames, uses Roland DG’s milling machines to fabricate eyewear. Following on the first part of the series, store owner Daisuke Higa explains how his individually tailored eyewear is made and outlines future plans for the shop.
MEGANE-YA STRIKE – Pioneering the Bespoke Eyewear Trend (Part 1)
02/07/2019 3D Digital Fabrication
MEGANE-YA STRIKE is a bespoke eyewear maker located in Kobe that works closely with customers to handcraft one-of-a-kind frames. Through its combination of fabrication studio and full-scale bar, they provide a unique customer experience as an eyewear shop by day and a bar at night. The studio features numerous fabrication devices, including Roland DG’s MDX-40A milling machines. Every stage of the fabrication process is handled in store—from ordering to machining. Store owner Daisuke Higa, pictured above, talks in detail about his shop concept in this two-part series.
Renault Sport Formula One™ Team Selects Roland DG for World-class Motorsport
07/03/2018 Digital Printing, 3D Digital Fabrication
Renault Sport Formula One™ Team unveiled the new livery for its racing car in February: a slick black and yellow design with graphics printed with Roland DG equipment. In a recent interview, a team spokesperson provided more information about this ongoing collaboration.
STEAM Education on the Rise in China
05/16/2018 Events & Tradeshows, Digital Printing, 3D Digital Fabrication
A new approach to learning called STEAM education is growing in popularity throughout China and Roland DG’s sales and marketing subsidiary in China, Roland DG China (DGC), is playing a key role in its implementation. To find out more about this initiative, we talked with Cheng Qi, marketing manager at DGC.
Fabrication Workshop Makes Learning Circuitry Fun — Part 2
11/27/2017 Events & Tradeshows, 3D Digital Fabrication
In this part, Kazuharu Muramatsu of the company’s DGSHAPE Market Development Department who planned the workshop, and Fab Lab Hiratsuka Director and Associate Professor of Kanagawa University Faculty of Business Administration, Daisuke Doyo, who was the instructor at the event, talk about the background to the workshop and their thoughts after holding the event.