TechDogs-"TAMADIC Participates In The Design And Production Of Joby Aviation's "eVTOL" Production Equipment"

Emerging Technology

TAMADIC Participates In The Design And Production Of Joby Aviation's "eVTOL" Production Equipment

By Business Wire

Business Wire
Overall Rating

Design and produce tools to manufacture production prototype aircraft

Support next-generation air mobility development with its US subsidiary

TOKYO & NAGOYA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TAMADIC Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan) received an order in June 2021 from Joby Aviation (Headquarters: Santa Cruise, California, USA), the developer of an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. TAMADIC designs and manufactures final assembly tools, and designs drilling tools, milling tools, as well as inspection tools. These tools, delivered in September 2022, are currently used in the production line to manufacture JOBY production prototype aircraft, including the first aircraft with Special Aircraft Certificate that rolled out in June 2023.

The final assembly tool delivered by TAMADIC is used to lower the main wing during the process of assembling by screwing the main wing to the fuselage. As for any aircraft, not only the eVTOL airframe but all the tools used to manufacture an airframe, must be developed according to standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry (AS9100). Also, eVTOL aircraft extensively uses Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics (CFRP) for its structure, as it is known for its light weight, high specific strength, and high specific rigidity. Tool design is handled by the Aircraft & Space Business Unit of TAMADIC, which is certified with the Aerospace Quality Management System, and has extensive capability in CFRP parts production engineering, including production process and tool design. The tools are manufactured in Japan and delivered to the Joby Aviation facility in Marina, California.

The eVTOL aircraft being developed by Joby Aviation can fly with one pilot and up to four passengers. It is electrical, thus features low noise and zero carbon emissions. On a single charge it can fly up to 100 miles with a maximum velocity of up to 200 miles/h. The company aims to start commercial services in the United States in 2025, and then expand internationally, including Japan. It is expected to solve various traffic problems such as reducing traffic congestion in urban areas and reducing environmental impact.

TAMADIC entered the aviation industry with the YS-11, the first indigenously developed passenger aircraft in post-war Japan, and has contributed to the development of the Japanese aviation industry through design development, production technology, and analysis services. In addition, it is one of the few companies in the Japanese engineering industry that has a local subsidiary in the United States*1, which in this project, it already handles the business aspect of the order including specifications clarification, schedules, and price negotiations. The company will continue to support the development of next-generation air mobility, aiming for smooth business progress between Japan and the United States.

*1 US Subsidiary: Tama Technical Core Co., Ltd. Located in Everett Washington USA, Founded in July 2017.


Tama Technical Core Co., Ltd.
Tom Asano

First published on Wed, Sep 20, 2023

Liked what you read? That’s only the tip of the tech iceberg!

Explore our vast collection of tech articles including introductory guides, product reviews, trends and more, stay up to date with the latest news, relish thought-provoking interviews and the hottest AI blogs, and tickle your funny bone with hilarious tech memes!

Plus, get access to branded insights from industry-leading global brands through informative white papers, engaging case studies, in-depth reports, enlightening videos and exciting events and webinars.

Dive into TechDogs' treasure trove today and Know Your World of technology like never before!

Disclaimer - Reference to any specific product, software or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by TechDogs nor should any data or content published be relied upon. The views expressed by TechDogs’ members and guests are their own and their appearance on our site does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by TechDogs’ Authors are those of the Authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of TechDogs or any of its officials. All information / content found on TechDogs’ site may not necessarily be reviewed by individuals with the expertise to validate its completeness, accuracy and reliability.


TAMADIC Co. Ltd. Design Development Production Technology Analysis Services


Join The Discussion

  • Dark
  • Light