The global leader in total press engineering
Design-in: The strength of Unipres is our total press engineering,
from new design proposals matching the automaker's needs to parts development, prototyping and mass production.
Car Body Press Technology Solving the dilemma of light weight versus safety
Achieving both light body weight and safety is a tough problem to solve. Simply making the steel plate thinner to save weight diminishes its collision strength. Unipres employs HTSS forming technology along with product design technology to solve this dilemma. By applying our expertise in structural parts, we are aiming for further weight reductions.
HTSS forming technology
Freely processing light and strong high tensile strength steel makes it more widely applicable.
Product design technology
Light weight and strength are achievedby optimizing body structure.
Car Body Press Technology Each component making up a car body offers new added-value to the vehicle.
At Unipres, we make original design proposals for each body module to meet all kinds of automaker needs and realize automobiles with outstanding performance along with light weight. Unipres’s distinctive press technology plays a vital part in every component.
Precision Press Technology Pressing also realizes this degree of precision.
Transmission components for automobiles require precision and strength. Building on our car body press technology, we developed innovative technology for producing transmission parts by means of precision pressing, in place of the conventional casting, forging, and cutting processes. Along with high strength and 1/1000mm-level precision processing, considerable cost savings can be realized. In addition, by pursuing highly efficient manufacturing aimed at resource conservation and CO2 reduction, we are helping to protect the earth. This is the ultimate in press technology, essential for creating automobiles of the future.
Precision Press Technology Fuel-efficient CVT is kind to the environment.
We are pursuing new possibilities for press technology, toward the creation of high-performance transmission parts.
Plastic Press Technology Innovative technology realizes the world's lightest products.
Plastic parts formerly made by injection molding can now be made by pressing. Using innovative technology derived from our body press know-how, we are producing the world's lightest plastic parts for automobiles, with far greater productivity and at competitive costs. Our goal now is to contribute to overall lighter vehicle weight by applying plastic-forming technology to structural parts.
Plastic Press Technology Our one-of-a-kind press technology will revolutionize plastic molding.
“Unified Commitment to Manufacturing”
results in consistent high efficiency and quality at all our global sites.
Production technology is the key to highly efficient, high-quality mass production of compelling products at plants around the world.
Our highly advanced technology is achieved, through our motto, "Unified Commitment to Manufacturing," and by merging our own unique press and assembly technologies with digital technology in all processes from development to production.
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Front side member
Realizes high safety in the event of a frontal collision and weight reduction as a consequence of using high-tensile materials and tailored blank production methods.
Front side memberProduct details
Realizes the lightweight structure while retaining a high level of collision safety
Front pillarProduct details
An advanced press-molding technology has enabled us to manufacture high-strength, high-precision long parts.
Side sillProduct details
Realizes high safety in the event of a side-on collision and weight reduction using high-tensile materials and tailored blank and hot press production methods.
Center pillarProduct details
Rear side member
Realizes high safety in the event of a rear-end collision using high-tensile materials despite its complex shapes.
Rear side memberProduct details
Side roof rail
One of the parts that has influence on the automotive design, because it requires strength while meeting other design requirements. Therefore, we have realized weight reduction retaining a high level of collision safety using a hot press technology.
Side roof railProduct details
A pipe-like product that carries the fuel from the filler neck to the fuel tank. We offer products that enable smooth fueling by making use of an advanced processing technology.
Filler tubeProduct details
In order to ensure handling stability, we have realized high rigidity.
Steering memberProduct details
Advanced deep drawing press molding and welding technologies will be required to ensure the maximum capacity in a limited space.
Fuel tankProduct details
Parts that support collision safety
In order to protect passengers from a frontal collision, distortion of the passenger compartment needs to be minimized. On the other hand, the portion of the vehicle in front of the passenger compartment needs to be designed to change shape so that it absorbs the impact of the collision. This requires highly sophisticated components: for example, the front side member is a structural component running from the front of the vehicle to the side of the passenger compartment, so its front portion must crumple easily under stress while the rear portion retains its shape.
In order to protect passengers from side-on collision, the other vehicle must be prevented from encroaching into the passenger compartment. Components such as the center pillar and side sill need an especially high degree of strength, since they receive direct impact.
As well as minimizing distortion of the car body to protect passengers in the car in the event of a rear-end collision, it is also vital to prevent fuel tank damage. For example, in addition to having a very complex shape to secure luggage space in the trunk, the rear side member requires highly sophisticated press forming technology to ensure that it absorbs impacts in the event of a collision.
Parts that support collision safety
Parts that support handling safety of automobiles
In addition to fundamental vehicle performance such as traveling, steering and braking, a high level of body rigidity is necessary to achieve stable cruising when making lane changes and turns during high-speed cruising. The rigidity of the steering member, which supports the steering wheel and other components of car steering mechanism, is particularly crucial.
Parts that support handling safety