Niigata City has promoted the “Niigata Sky Project,” an activity created to support the aviation industry through a collaboration between industry, academia, and government. As a part of that, an aviation industry cluster called the Niigata Sky Component Association (NSCA) was formed.
The NSCA pamphlet can be found here :
For details on the “Niigata Sky Project,” please refer to the following website:
NSCA is going to participate in Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2016.
Following the Tokyo Aerospace Symposium 2015, Niigata Sky Component Association will participate in the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2016 this October, which is going to be the biggest scale than ever before. Please come and visit the NIIGATA SKY PROJECT booth. NSCA is waiting for your coming.
■Dates ：October 12 (Wed) – 15 (Sat), 2016
■Times ： 9 : 30 - 17 : 30 (12 : 00 - 17 : 30 on Wed)
■Venue ：Tokyo Big Sight West Exhibition Hall
■Booth ：West Hall 2 W2 -012
（Tokyo Aerospace Symposium 2015）
Celebrating the Opening of Niigata City Aerospace Parts and Equipment Factory
On May 13, 2016, a lively opening ceremony was held for Niigata City Aerospace Parts and Equipment Factory, in which the aviation industry cluster NSCA is housed.The numerous attendees and coverage from mass media reaffirmed how much is anticipated of us. As the mayor of Niigata City, Mr. Shinoda, remarked “The aviation industry will become a major pillar of industry for the Niigata region.” We, the NSCA, will continue to strive to carry the burden of that pillar. Your continued support is most appreciated.
The installation of a large, three-dimensional measuring device capable of measuring up to 3000 mm
In late April of 2016, the latest model of a large, three-dimensional measuring device was installed in the Strategic Compound Factory.In order to measure items such as airplane body parts made in the large cutting machine placed next to it, this new measuring device is capable of measuring up to 3000 x 1600 x 1200 mm with precise measurements down to 1/1000 mm. In addition, this measuring device has the software capability to record the 3D models’ tolerance information then automatically generate a measurement program, which can shorten the work time drastically.
Completion of a surface treatment facility capable of handling a variety of parts in the aviation industry.
In late March of 2016, the surface treatment facility and the painting facility in the Strategic Compound Factory were completed. After test operations, the actual machining of the ordered parts will begin. The surface treatment facility is the latest model and it can handle not only aircraft engine and body parts, but also fixtures for galleys, lavatories, and seats. Twenty-nine 3500 x 1500 x 800 mm treatment tanks, capable of handling large parts, are placed in a U-shape. These large tanks can handle the surface treatments of multiple smaller parts at once, which can improve the price competitiveness of our machining. In addition, the facility’s processing can meet the latest environmental standards of aircraft makers, such as boric sulfuric acid anodizing.
NSCA was covered on the NHK program “Frontline of Economy”
In the TV program, Frontline of Economy, which was broadcast at 10:00 PM on January 23, 2016, NSCA was introduced as a representative case of clusters working on the integrated manufacturing of aircraft parts. On the program, they explained that “with the participation of SMEs, the aviation industry can grow into a core industry of Japan.”
The activities of NSCA were introduced on the NHK news.
On NHK News at 6:00 PM on December 8, 2015, they covered NSCA and said “In Niigata, they are taking on the aviation industry, which has been centered around the West. Niigata City Aerospace Parts and Equipment Factory that NSCA is housed in will be the base for machining aircraft parts.”
NSCA is building an integrated manufacturing system for aircraft-related parts.
Companies that specialize in every variety of machine processing gathered in Niigata to form the aviation industry cluster, NSCA. Using their outstanding techniques, they are building an integrated manufacturing system, which includes special processing, while they strive towards manufacturing aircraft-related parts.
Member Companies of NSCA
With 80 years of history as a maker of hydraulic machines, we possess great knowledge about precision parts machining.
We have been operating on Sado Island for 45 years, working on metal precision parts machining with the latest facilities.
Since our founding in 1950, we have specialized in metal surface processing and contributed to the world of manufacturing.
In 1983, we brought innovation to the field of precision sheet-metal processing by installing one of the earliest laser processors in Japan.
For more than 40 years, we have been refining our techniques for the heat treatment of heavy-industry parts, such as machine tools and construction equipment manufacturing, which are core industries in Japan.
Precision Sheet-Metal Processing, Assembly
For nearly 30 years, we have been producing sheet-metal parts and cutting parts for aircraft seats.
For more than 40 years, we have been conducting non-destructive inspections on everything from all kinds of structures and chemical plants, down to small objects.
Facilitation of the Joint Acceptance of Orders at NSCA
With Niigata City Aerospace Parts and Equipment Factory as the core, we provide competitive parts processing and assembly by assigning each step of manufacturing- processing, machining, and assembly- to the member company that specializes in it.
In the future, with support from local companies, we are aiming to construct a complete integral production system for aircraft parts, and establish NSCA as a supplier of aircraft parts.
By nurturing human resources to include production managers, engineers specializing in aircrafts, engineers who have sufficient language skills to acquire Nadcap, as well as a sales force—we will establish trading relationships with overseas aircraft-related companies.