FUTA-Q, Ltd. of Kyoto at COMPAMED 2018 in Düsseldorf -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

FUTA-Q, Ltd.

33-3 Karahashi-keiden-cho, Minami-ku, 601-8454 Kyoto
Telephone +81 75661 2931
Fax +81 75661 2937

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COMPAMED 2018 hall map (Hall 8b): stand J09

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COMPAMED 2018 fairground map: Hall 8b

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 02  Manufacturing of finished products
  • 02.05  Needles


  • 05  Components, modules, OEM equipment
  • 05.12  Tubings and tubing equipment
  • 05  Components, modules, OEM equipment
  • 05.13  Other components, modules, OEM equipment

Other components, modules, OEM equipment

Our products

Product category: Tubings and tubing equipment

NiTi Tubes (Nitinol, Nickel Titanium)

Characteristics of NiTi Tubes
NiTi tube has the characteristics both of super-elastic alloy and of shape memory alloy. It has been employed especially in medical instruments for its excellent resiliency despite its difficulty in welding. (For welding parts, we recommend the use of β-titanium because it can complement NiTi tubes due to its excellent elasticity and weldability.)

Our super-elastic NiTi tubes feature excellent flexibility, kink-free, and shape memory property. They have been used for a variety of purposes such as cardiovascular translational operation and a catheter. About 40days will be necessary from receiving of a drawing to deliver of a product with your original specifications.

Optional Processes

Optional processes below are available. Please feel free to contact us.

  • Outer diameter polishing of tubes(Oxide film removal)
    Centerless polishing and pickling can remove an oxide film on a tube surface with minimum intra-lot difference in the surface condition. You will recognize the beautiful surface even through a surgical camera.
  • Laser processing
    Generally, dross (burred dregs of melted metals) emerges inside a cutting surface after laser cutting. Our own dross removing technique can offer clean and smooth cutting surfaces by removing the dross.

  • Spiral groove processing
    Grooving a NiTi tube with fine laser processing, which is also used for making stents, gives further flexibility to the tube that has originally supper elasticity. The flexibility and elasticity can be well-controlled in every portion by adjusting the slit width and pitches.

  • Slit processing (flexible tubes)
    Slits on a tube designed by ourselves make even a NiTi tube with 6 mm inner diameter enable to bend freely. This is an epoch-making product which has excellent operability with its flexibility and pliability as well as strength of NiTi.

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Product category: Tubings and tubing equipment

β-titanium Tube Catcher (patented-Japan: No.5639734)

β-titanium Tube Catcher (patented-Japan: No.5639734)
~ the exclusive jig for vials used in cold storages ~

When taking cryovials, in which a specimen is culturing or storing, in and out from a refrigeration storage container, researchers have generally used a pair of tweezers. Wearing gloves makes them clumsier to handle the pair of tweezers, much more in a liquid nitrogen atmosphere, and results in dropping the vial accidentally.
To solve this problem, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) asked FUTA・Q to create an equipment which makes them easy and comfortable to handle tubes and vials even in a liquid nitrogen atmosphere for studying cell division in outer space.
After trial and error, we succeeded in creating a β-titanium tube catcher. The characteristics of β-titanium alloy makes the equipment hyper-elastic and low temperature tolerance so that it can maintain its durability and elasticity even in liquid nitrogen. The β-titanium tube catcher can hold a tube tightly, and makes researchers easy to handle vials and tubes dexterously even over gloves.

We provide various size of top parts of the tube catcher, which can be screwed off and on. The tube catchers can be compatible with various kinds of vials and tubes by changing the top parts.

Standard sizes

The outer diameters of vials
  • 10.5 – 11.5 mm
  • 11.5 – 12.5 mm
  • 12.5 – 13.5 mm
    (We can supply the top parts on a custom basis.)

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About us

Company details

  • Mar. 1917 - It was Founded by Chotaro Futaku, the first president
  • Jan. 1953 - Yasunaga Futaku established Futaku Seisakusho, Ltd.
  • Oct. 1963 - The Sonobe Plant was established in Sonobe-cho, Funai-gun, Kyoto Pref. (currently Sonobe-cho, Nantan-shi, Kyoto Pref.)
  • Nov. 1970 - The Sanjo Plant established in Mibu Shinmei-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-city Pref.
  • Aug. 1972 - Futaku Seisakusho Co., Ltd. established.
  • Sep. 1975 - Futaku Seisakusho Kabushiki Kaisha merged with Futaku Seisakusho Ltd. and was renamed as Futaku Precision Machinery Industry Company.
  • Nov. 1978 - The Second Sonobe Plant was established.
  • Apr. 1980 - The Headquarters and main plant building were completed.
  • Feb. 1985 - The Sanjo Plant was transferred to Nishida Giken Kabushiki Kaisha and It approved its independence.
  • May. 1986 - The Yagi Plant was completed at 8-1, Koaza Shimokawaharada, Aza Oyabu, Yagi-cho, Funai-gun, Kyoto Pref. (currently Yagi-cho, Nantan-shi, Kyoto Pref.)
  • Jan. 1987 - The capital was increased to 30 million yen.
  • Mar. 1992 - 75th anniversary
    Former president Yasunaga Futaku became Chairman, and former Vice.
    President Hirokazu Futaku became President and Representative Director.
  • Jun.1998 - The Yagi Plant received a certification of the International Quality Assurance Standard ISO 9002.
  • Sep. 2002 - The ISO 9002 certification was extended to include other Its operations including Headquarters.
  • Feb. 2003 - It Acquired ISO 9001:2000 certification.
  • Dec. 2004 - The Yagi Plant received a certification of the KES Environmental Management Standard Step 2.
  • Apr. 2009 - Former President Hirokazu Futaku became Chairman, and former Vice President Ryozo Futaku became President and Representative Director.
  • Jun. 2009 - It established a laboratory in Kyoto University Katsura Campus Venture Plaza.
  • Sep. 2009 - Its original Beta titanium pipes were given A ranking by the Kyoto City Venture Business Judge Committee.
  • Dec. 2009 - It Acquired ISO-9001:2000 certification.
  • Jan. 2010 - It received the Kyoto Small- and Medium-sized Company Technology Award.
  • May. 2010 - It moved to its new head-office building, located at 33-3, Karahashi-keiden-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto.
  • Dec. 2012 - The Kyoto Plant/R&D Center established in 20-1 Kisshoin-Uchigawara-cho, Minami-ku,Kyoto-city, Kyoto
  • Aug. 2013 - ISO-9001:2008 certifications were renewed at Headquarters, Yagi Plant and Kyoto Plant.
    It They Acquired ISO-14001:2004 certification.
  • Jul. 2014 Tokyo Office established in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo pref
    (Relocated to a building in front of Shinagawa station)
  • Sep. 2014 - It Acquired ISO 13485:2003 certification.
  • Dec.2015  - German Office was established in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Mar.2017 - It celebrates its 100th anniversary.

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