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Awards

2017 SETC High Quality Paper Award

Awarded
The Effect of Tempering Conditions on the Delayed Fracture Characteristics of Carburized Steels
Recipient(s)
Yoichi Inoue
Materials Division, Component Section, Engine Unit

Toshiya Ohta
Manufacture Technology Division, Component Section, Engine Unit

Hirotaka Kurita
Advanced Technology Research Division, Research & Development Section, Technology Center

2017 Sokeizai Industry Technology Award

Awarded
Development of a new manufacturing method for aluminum motorcycle fuel tanks
Recipient(s)
Yoshihiro Kimura, Noboru Mitsui, Masatoshi Miyamoto, Gou Nagura, Kazuya Iida, Kyosuke Nomura
Manufacture Technology Division, Component Section, Engine Unit

2017 JSAE Outstanding Technical Paper Award

Awarded
Development of Fracture-split Connecting Rods made of Titanium Alloy for Use on Supersport Motorcycles
Recipient(s)
Tsuyoshi Kubota, Kosuke Doi
Materials Division, Component Section, Engine Unit
Takeshi Murakami
Manufacturing Technology Division, Component Section, Engine Unit
Tetsu Miura
2nd Engine Development Division, Engine Development Section, Engine Unit
Yuuki Kojima
Unit Engineering Division, Component Section, Engine Unit

2016 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
New Noise-Reduction Process Developed to Enable Local Production of Balancer Gears in Indonesia
Recipient(s)
Yasuhiro Shibata
Unit Engineering Division, Component Section, Engine Unit

2015 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Methods to improve gear accuracy utilizing experimental modal analysis in the transmission gear shaving processing phase
Recipient(s)
Yoshiteru Makise
Unit Engineering Division, Component Section, Engine Unit

2015 SETC High Quality Paper Award

Awarded
Development of Fracture-split Connecting Rods Made of Titanium Alloy for Use on Supersport Motorcycles
Recipient(s)
Tsuyoshi Kubota, Kosuke Doi
Materials Division, Component Section, Engine Unit

Takeshi Murakami
Manufacturing Technology Division, Component Section, Engine Unit

Yuuki Kojima, Tetsu Miura
Unit Engineering Division, Component Section, Engine Unit

2014 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Small Outboard Motors: Aluminum Parts Cost Cutting Initiatives - High Quality, Highly Efficient Cutting Processes Based on Theoretical Values -
Recipient(s)
Noriko Nakai
Manufacturing Technology Division, Component Section, Engine Unit

Yusuke Sakamoto
Manufacturing Division, Yamaha Kumamoto Products Co., Ltd.

2013 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Development of a TIGMIG hybrid welding process for aluminum chassis welding application
Recipient(s)
Hideaki Aso
Manufacturing Technology Division, Manufacturing Technology Section, Technology Center

2012 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Research for a dissimilar-material fastening method for joining titanium and stainless steel and its deployment in manufacturing
Recipient(s)
Tomoyuki Nakajima, Yukiya Shinya, Yuki Shiono
Manufacturing Technology Division, Manufacturing Technology Section, Technology Center

2011 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Technology for shortening cycle time in low-pressure casting
Recipient(s)
Yukinobu Kohori
Manufacturing Technology Division, Manufacturing Technology Section, Technology Center

Takao Nakanishi
2nd SyS Division, Engine Manufacturing Section, Manufacturing Center

2010 Sokeizai Industry Technology Award

Awarded
Development of magnesium die-casting technology for large, thin-walled vehicle chassis parts
Recipient(s)
Toshikatsu Koike, Junichi Inami, Atsushi Suzuki, Kenji Tsukamoto, Takaharu Suzuki
Material Division, Research & Development Operations

2008 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
High-efficiency burrless machining method for shaping gears using MQL
Recipient(s)
Kazuaki Mori
3rd SyS Division, SyS Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

2007 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Study of die life in die casting
Recipient(s)
Shibaya Yoshihisa
1st SyS Division, SyS Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

Takeda Shinpei
Production Technology Division, Motorcycle Headquarters

2003 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Development of an Energy-conserving Bending Method for Double Titanium Pipes
Recipient(s)
Tomoyuki Nakajima
Engine SyS Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

Yoji Tashiro
Production Technology Development, Motorcycle Headquarters

2001 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Bending Method and Production System for Thin-walled Pipe (Hydro-Bending)
Recipient(s)
Yoji Tashiro
Production Technology Development, Motorcycle Headquarters

Tamio Yoshino
Exhaust Division, Motorcycle Headquarters

2000 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Development of a high-efficiency grinding method for long cylindrical pieces
Recipient(s)
Hiroshi Sugiura
Production Technology Development

1999 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Development of a die-cast gate breaker device for high-mix, low volume production
Recipient(s)
Noriyuki Naito
Casting Technology

1998 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Solution for Defective Painting of Injection Moldings Called “Black Patcher”
Recipient(s)
Yukio Tamura
Nakaze Factory

1997 JSTP Technological Development Award

Awarded
A Newly Developed Forging Technique for High-Performance Pistons
Recipient(s)
Toshikatsu Koike, Hiroshi Yamagata
Fundamental Technology Research, Technology Center

1995 TPM Excellence Award

Awarded
Maintenance of water-soluable hydraulic fluid for die-casting machines
Recipient(s)
Kiyoshi Inoue
2nd Factory

1988 Prizes for CrWorkplace: Director General of the Science and Technology Agency Award

Awarded
Design of a compact automatic cleaning machine
Recipient(s)
Taketsugu Suzuki
Production Department 21

1986 Governor of Shizuoka Prefecture Award

Awarded
Invention and design of the Yamaha Rapid Plating System
Recipient(s)
Hiroshi Tsukakoshi
R&D Division

Toshiyuki Suzuki
Purchasing Management Division

1986 The New Seven Basic Tools of Quality Association Prize for Excellence

Awarded
Study of Prioritization and Evaluation Methods for Planning and Management Work: Improving Target Management Approaches in the Manufacturing Technology Planning Department
Recipient(s)
Dai Kawasaki
Production Department 31
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