Philosophy

We design and manufacture innovative, streamlined prototypes.
Our work can be found in the life sciences, aerospace, auto and clean energy fields. We are based in Kyoto, Japan, an ancient city renowned for its artisan traditions. Every part, component and product we design is a testament to Kyoto's legacy of high-quality refinement.

Our mission

  • To create prototypes that exceed customer expectations, faster than anybody else.
  • To make the process of prototyping as easy as possible.

Where we are headed

We want Kyoto to be the first place that comes to mind when you want a prototype made.
We dream of being the global center of prototype production.

Awards Won by Kyoto Shisaku Members

2001
  • Technical Excellence Award in the Kyoto Medium and Small Business Technology Awards
  • Gold Award in the Amada School Precision Sheet Metal Technology Fair
2002
  • Grand Prize (Kinki Bureau of Telecommunications Prize) in the Organization Division of Homepage Contest Kyoto
  • Company of Reported Excellence Award
  • Technical Excellence Award in the Kyoto Medium and Small Business Technology Awards
2003
  • Selected as one of the Top 100 Kansai IT Businesses
  • Gold Award in the Amada School Precision Sheet Metal Technology Fair
2004
  • Gold Prize in the First Cutting Dream Contest, hosted by Mori Seiki Co., Ltd.
2005
  • Gold Prize and Technical Prize in the Second Cutting Dream Contest Regional Prize in the Medium and Small Business Research Institute Good Company
  • Eighth ASTEM Oscar Certification
  • Nikkei Community Informatization: Kyoto Governor’s Award
  • Excellence Award in Manufacturing Japan Awards
2006
  • Silver Prize in the Third Cutting Dream Contest
  • Selected as one of the Top 100 Kansai IT Businesses
2007
  • Gold Prize and Silver Prize in the Fourth Cutting Dream Contest
  • Technical Excellence Award in the Kyoto Medium and Small Business Technology Awards
  • Award in the Manufacturing Category of the Kyoto Medium and Small Business Good Company Awards
2008
  • Gold Prize, Silver Prize and Bronze Prize in the Fifth Cutting Dream Contest
  • Selected as one of the Top 100 Companies for Kansai Manufacturing Enlivenment Businesses 2008
  • Selected as one of the Top 300 Small and Medium Enterprises for Enlivened Manufacturing
2009
  • Selected for the Shining Small and Medium Enterprises Category of the Top 300 Small and Medium Enterprises for Enlivened Manufacturing 2009
  • Selected as one of the Top 100 Companies for Kansai Manufacturing Enlivenment Businesses 2009
  • Silver Award in the Sixth Cutting Dream Contest
  • Award in the Manufacturing Category of the Kyoto Medium and Small Business Good Company Awards
  • Grand Prize in the Company Division of Homepage Contest Kyoto 2009
  • Technical Award in the Amada School Precision Sheet Metal Technology Fair
  • Governor’s Award in the Company Division of the Kyoto Creator Awards
2010
  • Selected for Kansai Design Collection hosted by Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Award in the Kyoto Design Awards hosted by Kyoto Design Association
  • Art Award in the Seventh Cutting Dream Contest
  • Selected as one of the Top 100 Kansai IT Businesses
2011
  • Gold Prize and Silver Prize in the Eighth Cutting Dream Contest

Technology

While we are focused in the life sciences, aerospace, auto and clean energy fields, our extensive equipment and processing technology allows for virtually any product to be designed and manufactured within our network.

Answers

What kind of security precautions do you take to prevent information being leaked?
A confidentiality agreement is concluded between the customer and 29 member companies of Kyoto Shisaku at no inconvenience to you. Information is an extremely important asset. Therefore, we have created a system that ensures customer information will not be leaked, enabling us to gain the trust of a large number of clients. Rest assured that your information is fully protected.
Will I still receive a reply within 24 hours for a particularly difficult request?
We generally provide an estimate for parts processing within 24 hours, and will contact you within 24 hours even if an estimate cannot be provided by then.
Is the estimate made by Kyoto Shisaku?
The estimate is made by a member company of Kyoto Shisaku. This company will fill your request when we receive your order.
Does Kyoto Shisaku guarantee the quality and speed of the company’s work?
Our administrative agent performs quality and deadline checks, and all of the companies involved are excellent companies that have been stringently selected. Rest assured that you will receive the quality and speed you are promised.
When and how do I pay?
Payment is generally made by bank transfer after delivery of the product.
Do you handle mass production of the product after the prototype is made?
Kyoto Shisaku specialises in prototypes, but we handle mass production too. Feel free to discuss your mass production needs with us after evaluating the finished prototype.
Can you make basic equipment to build my prototype?
We can assist with all types of equipment ranging from basic experimental equipment to newly developed equipment manufactured from a product design.
Can you make mass-production equipment to manufacture my prototype?
In addition to prototype processing, Kyoto Shisaku can accept mass production orders provide the necessary equipment for assembly and inspection of your products, and even the full range of machinery required for mass production. In fact, we can provide a “full set” of everything you require to go into mass production.
Can you make basic equipment to build my prototype?
We can help you with equipment from basic experimental equipment to newly developed equipment manufactured from a product design.
Can you process prototypes or build equipment from a schematic drawing?
We can process prototypes and build equipment from a schematic drawing. We will create a specifications document and conceptual drawings (2D and 3D) based the schematic drawing you have provided. We can also create a schematic drawing based on the specifications you have provided. We make preliminary cost estimates based on the specifications document and conceptual drawings.
Does Kyoto Shisaku compensate us for any costs we incur if the company fails to meet the conditions in the agreement, such as deadline or quality?
Kyoto Shisaku does not provide such compensation. The transaction is a direct transaction between you and the member company, and the agreement, accordingly, is between you and the company. Kyoto Shisaku checks the deadline and quality control of all new companies, and performs regular monitoring and instruction to make sure that problems do not occur.
Is Kyoto Shisaku a company?
At the moment, Kyoto Shisaku is an alliance of processing companies in specialist fields, which functions as a virtual company online with the concept “Quickly Making Your Vision a Reality”. We select the best company for your project from our 18 member companies. That company handles your request and takes full responsibility from that point on.
I sent a request using the Estimate Form for Parts or Estimate Form for Systems etc. but received no reply. What should I do?
If the form cannot be sent for some reason, or if you receive no reply by 24 hours later (during office hours), contact us by email () or by phone (+81-75-622-2600: Kyoto Shisaku Office, 9:00am-5:00pm weekdays[JST].)
I sent a fax but received no reply. What should I do?

Kyoto Shisaku uses D-FAX, which does not support some fax machines. Check the following:

  • The D-FAX service only supports G3FAX. This means that we cannot receive faxes from G4FAX on ISDN, or from FNET. Check the manual of your fax machine or contact the dealer to find out whether your fax machine uses G3FAX or G4FAX, as this depends on the model and usage environment.

  • Fax transmissions to D-FAX numbers can be made from fax machines using telephone subscriber lines from Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation (NTT East), Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation (NTT West) and Softbank Telecom Corp.

  • The following transmissions cannot be made to D-FAX numbers.

    1. Transmissions from lines other than telephone subscriber lines (IP telephone lines, Hikari telephone lines, etc.) from the above companies.
    2. Transmissions from other phone companies, mobile phones, personal handy-phone systems or IP telephones (Contact your telephone service provider to find out if calls can be made to 020 numbers.)
    3. Transmissions from overseas
  • It is not possible to send to D-FAX numbers from some usage environments, such as environments with internal lines, depending on the settings of internal telephone devices (PBX etc.) Check the following:

    1. Whether transmissions to 020 numbers are allowed
    2. Whether transmissions to 020 numbers are restricted
    3. Whether numbers that are longer than 12 digits including the dial-out code can be used
  • Some public fax machines, such as those in convenience stores, cannot make transmissions to 020 numbers, or use lines that cannot use D-FAX.

If you cannot fax us for any of the reasons listed above, or if you faxed us but received no reply, contact us by email () or by phone (+81-75-622-2600: Kyoto Shisaku Office, 9:00am-5:00pm weekdays[JST].) We will talk to you to find the best solution to the problem.

Can an individual request a prototype?

We are very sorry, but we generally deal only with companies. Many prototypes require a lot of trial and error, which takes an extremely large amount of time and money. We therefore generally do not accept requests from individuals who do not have specialist knowledge relating to the prototype, such as construction methods. If you strongly desire for us to work on your prototype, you make an inquiry after reading and understanding our conditions for agreements with individuals, printed below. Please note that we may still decline your request.

Conditions of Agreements with Individuals

  1. Payment

    A full payment shall be made in advance (by bank transfer). We will begin working on your prototype upon confirmation that the payment has been received.

  2. Prototype Function Guarantee

    We will make the prototype after receiving blueprints from the customer. We will make the prototype according to the blueprints. However, we cannot guarantee the functions of the completed product.

  3. Creation of Prototype Drawings

    We can create blueprints based on schematic or freehand drawings customers have made, but a fee applies. We will do our best to meet customers’ expectations, but cannot guarantee the functions of the completed product.

  4. Sales Cooperation

    We do not under any circumstances conduct sales of prototypes or enter into sales cooperation contracts.

  5. Intellectual Property Rights

    We do not under any circumstances give advice on matters relating to intellectual property rights, such as design registration and patents.

Inquire at https://www.kyoto-shisaku.com/contact/en/ if you agree to all of the conditions above.