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Casting Module 2, Engine Plant, Suzuka Factory, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Associates who appeared in this article

Toshihiro Nishiwaki, Engineer,

Toshihiro Nishiwaki, Engineer,
Engine Management Department (Casting Module 2 during development), Engine Plant, Suzuka Factory
Joined Honda in 1985 after spending time abroad as a volunteer for the Japan International Cooperation Agency. In the current project, led development of the new Spincast production method and also proposed and executed transfer of the technology to other plants in Japan and overseas.

Masahiro Miyanishi, Engineer,

Masahiro Miyanishi, Engineer,
Engine Management Department (Casting Module 2 during development), Engine Plant, Suzuka Factory
Joined Honda in 1984 and has worked in casting ever since. Took part in development of Spincast production technology, conception and launch of Honda-original compact casting equipment, and development of the "fixed and sealed mold-type" centrifugal casting method. Unfortunately, Miyanishi was absent at the time of the interview.

Yoshihiro Furukawa, Engineer,

Yoshihiro Furukawa, Engineer,
Casting Module 2, Engine Plant, Suzuka Factory
Joined Honda in 1977. Is a casting specialist, having been a part of the casting division for almost his entire career at Honda. Took part in development of the Spincast method and conception, introduction, and launch of Suzuka Factory's Spincast production lines 1 and 2.

Hirohisa Harada, Engineer,

Hirohisa Harada, Engineer,
Engine Management Department and PG Design Department, Engine Plant, Suzuka Factory
Has been involved in ferrous (iron and steel) casting since joining Honda in 1985. Helped transfer the Spincast method developed at Suzuka Factory to other plants in Japan and overseas.

Takashi Hashimoto, Engineer,

Takashi Hashimoto, Engineer,
Casting Module 2, Engine Plant, Suzuka Factory
Joined Honda in 1991. Has been a part of Casting Module 2 since joining the company, working as an operator of various types of equipment, quality manager, and now leader of the centrifugal casting unit, which conducts Spincast casting.

After the interview with Casting Module 2 Group Leader and engineer Takeshi Muta (second from right), who recommended the four associates for the interview

After the interview with Casting Module 2 Group Leader and engineer Takeshi Muta (second from right), who recommended the four associates for the interview

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