FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Through air Shipment – 7 days
a.) Ingots (Aluminum & Zinc)
b) Brass (Bar/Pipe/Ring/Plate/Forged)
c) Aluminum (Bar/Pipe/Ring) Hexagonal/Square/Plate)
h) Forged (Sandcast / Aluminum)
In MMTI current Casting item, the smallest was from one of our camera accessories
customer having 11.6mm x 3.0mm size at ZDC2 casting operation.
DIE MOLD MAKING
Once casting trial is conducted and material specification requirements are met during evaluation then die mold will be transferred to the DMM (Die Mold Maintenance) Group. DMM will be in-charge in maintaining the die mold and I believe they had work procedures on how to maintain die mold.
How do you usually deal when the die mold design provided is identified ineffective upon evaluation?
We use different software – SOLIDWORKS2020, NX12.0 and MAGMASOFT – to simulate and solve the problem. We review the design checklist and procedures that can help minimize or prevent the re-occurrence of the problems. Lastly, we design the repairs needed then proceed to repairing die mold.
Our standard lead time from PO receiving to delivery is 3 months (although this could
vary due to few factors such as PO volume, customer requests, capacity restrictions,
etc.). The 3-month lead time is inclusive of 2 months material procurement time and 1
month processing time. This standard is communicated to customers so they can
arrange PO and forecast information accordingly in consideration of this information.
We are currently serving 37 customers in 10 different countries from Asia, Europe and
We deliver via air or sea freight depending on customer’s request.
Local shipments via air normally arrives 1-3 days after departure while export air
shipments take 2-4 days.
The sea shipment lead time depends whether it will be shipped via LCL or FCL freight
Regardless, we make necessary adjustments with our departure schedule in order to
cater customer’s ETA schedule request.
Yes, we are committed to deliver good quality products on-time to our customers.
In unforeseen circumstances which results to delivery schedule to change, we give
advance information and offer alternative arrangements.
The contract or PO quantity per item is negotiated during price quotation request and PO receiving/confirmation. We offer flexible arrangements with our customers.
Without plating requirements it takes 10 days, if material is ready with plating requirements it takes 15 days if material is ready.
It depends on the design of the item, requirement from the customer.
PLATING SURFACE TREATMENT
Yes, we can accept color anodizing if it meets the minimum order required but the colors available are clear, gray and black.
We have available soft etching process to results to anti-reflective anodized finished
Yes, it is possible
Our measurement process uses different measuring equipment depending on each
specific customer requirements. For common measurement, calipers, micrometers and
different kinds of gauges are used. For dimensions requiring high precision, we are using
the state of the art 3D measuring machine (CMM, Coordinate Measuring Machines),
High Precision/High Magnification Measuring Microscopes, and recently with the latest
CMM with scanning capability.
Defect rate reduction is done in several ways as follows:
- When the defect rate is tolerable (that is, within the AQL or the “Acceptable
Quality Level”), the data is recorded and put under monitoring.
- When the defect rate is not tolerable (in this case, it is above the AQL), the
problem is reported in a “LOT OUT” procedure for the concerned entity to
investigate the root cause and implement measures.
- On a monthly basis, the defect rate data is gathered and analyze with the use of
the PARETO graph. The top 5 problems are identified. The top five problems are
then acted upon with measures implemented and monitored for improvement in
the succeeding months. This is reported in a monthly quality meeting and is
discussed for further improvement action.
Rejected items are separated and labeled accordingly to prevent misuse.
Based on the machines that we are using right now, we are capable to make brazed
cutting tools which are PCD/COMPAX and CARBIDE material and cutting tools used in a
We are using a CINCOM CG7 Conventional Machine for carbide and compax material,
NZX-3 (PCD-PCBN GRINDING MACHINE) for compax material only it is an automatic
machine and Cemented Carbide Tool Grinder for cutting tools. We also use
OXY/ACETYLENE EQUIPMENT though it’s not a machine but it is still part in making or
fabricating a cutting tool which is used in brazing a material.
No, but right now we are accepting outside P.O’s only for re-polishing of cutting tools.
We fabricate our jigs at our Machine Shop area since we are equipped with conventional
machines both lathe and milling, as well as CNC also both lathe and machining centers.
The material we use in Jig making are JIS A5056 (Aluminum), JIS S45C (Mild Steel), JIS
SKD61 (Steel), Polyoxymethylene (POM), and Bakelite material.
It depends on the form, size, shape and product specifications. For example, strict
product with complex shape product design would take 6-12 hours to design and simple
product would take 2-3 hours to design.
Yes, we sell the jigs we fabricate to our internal customers and in cases accept also from
outside if we see we can manage to fabricate.
Since were using lot of chemicals and other consumables for the processing, it’s part
of our commitment keeping our environment safe and clean by our water treatment
facilities, timely and efficient waste collection by our government accredited third
party collectors for the disposal of our solid wastes.
Since lens products are very sensitive to any chemical reactions, how do you maintain the products to be in its good quality?
Through time-to-time checking of chemical concentration, and maintaining proper
temperature and humidity of the area.
From 3mm to 66mm Diameter lenses
Stereozoom Microscopes (Objective and Ocular Lenses), Factory Automation
Camera, Cinema/Projector, Camera Accessories, Riflescopes, Binoculars, etc.
Can we expect some support service during product development process? ( Such as input or opinion on die-cast item design for better productivity or cost saving, etc.)
Yes, MMTI have technical support personnel’s who are specialized in different specific
fields and are experts such as Die Mold Maker Engineer and Magma Simulation in-
charge, Die Cast Specialist, Product Engineering Manager, etc. Also, if there are other
concerns or problems that are beyond their skills and capabilities, MMTI have other
technical experts to consult at Japan.
Yes, we have activities in the company like Quality Meetings, CFT Meetings, Trainings,
Orientations and Kaizen. In Kaizen Projects, it is categorized into two (2) activities and
these are the direct and indirect kaizen projects. Wherein, Group Leaders and Engineers
are encouraged to share their unique ideas prior to continuous improvement of the
existing activity as well as to contribute new ideas which could help improve to minimize
wastes and increase the productivity and efficiency rates.