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  • Japanese Ultra-Precision Spring Technology

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    From clothes pegs to automobile components, springs are all around us, used in a multitude of applications, and Japanese-made springs are renowned world-wide for their high quality. We’ll see some of the smallest springs ever made, just micrometers across, used to control ink flow in the tips of ballpoint pens, and springs as thin as a human hair, used by surgeons to keep brain blood vessels open. We’ll also see some truly gigantic springs, the 1.2m long seismic dampers installed at the top of Tokyo Sky Tree, which at 634m high is the world’s tallest independent communications tower. Such groundbreaking springs are only possible due to Japan’s ultra-precise manufacturing technology. Show less
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