building data processing systems at Lockheed Martin Corporation in coordination with NASA and JAXA, Aki joined Apple to work on mobile products including the iPhone. Later on, he worked as a senior engineer on the development of embedded products such as the AirPods. Co-founded CADDi Inc. in late 2017. 2 Co-founder & CTO Aki Kobashi
40trillion JPY Processed Goods 4trillion JPY * High-mix low-volume only Over a third of the 30,000 components of an electric train car are custom fabricated metal parts. Electrical items Interior linings & window frames Doors Seats Lighting Sanitary equipment frames Trucks A/C enclosures Total Value Examples of processed goods
structure unbalanced. The contractor side of the market is mostly comprised of SMEs in highly-varied specialized areas. Clients Contractors No. of drawings procured per day Contract rate Loss-maker rate Approx. 400 Approx. 20% Heavy price negotiation Customer Dependency Tier 1 Tier 2: 100 contractors contractor 1 Tier 3: 1,000 contractors Tier 4: 5,000 contractors Tier 5: 10,000 contractors # Employees Less than 10 10-19 # Employees Metal fabricators in Japan 40,000 companies
can realize each manufacturer’s strength to create a ﬂat, non-hierarchical relationship between customers and manufacturers. Matching only Matching only reduces costs for ﬁnding a manufacturer, but not costs associated with negotiation and supervision. Semi-fabless manufacturer Able to reducing transaction costs for customers and manufacturers by mediating the transaction itself Mechanical drawing data 2 ・Reduced labor in procurement ・Cost savings ・Stable prices and delivery times Customers ・No estimation ・Logical costing ・Stable sales Optimized purchasing and manufacturing Automatic cost estimation algorithm 1 Inspection, quality assurance, and product delivery 3 CADDi Manufacturers MERIT MERIT
frames Switch boards Assembly and Wiring Piping Press work Casting Injection molding Purchase 2017 2021～ Whole units Whole plants CADDi started out addressing the sheet-metal fabrication market, but has expanded to include machined parts, and more recently complete sets of equipment and large plant facilities.
manage and utilize information that has traditionally been exchanged via methods such as fax and postal services. Manufacturing platform Cost estimation Supply chain management Mechanical drawing management Data exchange with partners
molding Forging Product expansion Industrial machinery Chemical machinery and plants Medical machinery and aerospace Current stage Construction machinery ・・・ ・・・ High-Mix Low-Volume Medium-Scale Production Industry expansion ・ ・ ・ ・ To support growth as we continue to expand the scope of our services, we will need more technical expertise than ever before.
the scope of our services around our ordering platform, and build a platform that can deliver value across the globe. Drawing 3D data conversion Automatic estimation system Finance CAD design optimizati on Drawing and BOM manageme nt ERP and accounting Web CAD CAM Material procure- ment Real-time ordering Production and delivery management Overseas procurement and distribution Catalog raw material procurement Smart factory and IoT Catalog part procurement Project management Logistics optimization Used machinery sales Ordering Global Platform
applications, supporting algorithms, and data pipelines for manufacturing cost estimation. Supply chain management Development of applications that incorporate knowledge of manufacturing processes, along with the intricacies of accounting required in a highly dynamic supply chain. Computer vision R&D Development of new image processing algorithms in the manufacturing space such as structural decomposition and feature extraction in the domain of mechanical drawings. Data exchange with manufacturing partners Development of a comprehensive suite of data exchange systems to reduce human cognitive overhead in handling estimates, purchase orders, and mechanical drawings. More to come!
Years, summer vacation, annual paid leave, congratulation or bereavement leave - Commuting expense reimbursement - Childcare allowance - Marriage and childbirth leaves - Remote work Healthcare - Annual medical checkups and gynecological exams - Flu vaccinations - Drug store and convenience store in the ofﬁce Engagement - Weekly all-hands meetings - Shufﬂe lunches - Monozukuri experiences - CADDi Award Systems - Full book purchase expenses covered - Language study support - PC and display(s) of desired speciﬁcations - Personal-use server cost reimbursement
building satellite data processing systems at Lockheed Martin Corporation in coordination with NASA and JAXA, Aki joined Apple to work on mobile products including the iPhone. Later on, he worked as a senior engineer on the development of embedded products such as AirPods. Co-founded CADDi Inc. in late 2017. 29 Co-founder & CTO Aki Kobashi
software integrator after graduating college. In 2011, Ryohei Joined CyberAgent and served as a lead engineer on the smartphone platform development team. From 2015, he was responsible for the backend infrastructure of a payment system at Coiney. He then assumed the role of engineering manager in 2016. Ryohei joined CADDi in September 2018, and currently oversees the manufacturing cost estimation software team. Algorithm Engineer Yuichiro Terada As a new grad, Yuichiro joined a 3D mechanical CAD software provider. To further his experience in C#, he transferred to a subsidiary, after which he followed his manager to a new company to build upon the foundations they had built together. He joined CADDi’s algorithms team in October 2019, drawn by the combination of operational excellence and cutting edge software development. Currently, Yuichiro leads the computer vision R&D team.
as a new graduate, working on the common infrastructure systems team as a web director, responsible for requirement deﬁnition and project management. Feeling the desire for an in depth understanding of engineering, he changed careers to a backend engineer working on the company's review system. In August 2019, he joined CADDi, attracted by its diverse engineers, and potential to learn. He is currently involved with both backend and infrastructure for CADDi’s supply chain management system. Frontend Engineer Tatsushi Kiryu Tatsushi started his career at a software integrator, where he engaged in development of enterprise software. Later, he joined a development contractor with strengths in UI/UX out of his interest in frontend web development. and led overall frontend web development at the company. Several years later, he moved to a UI component vendor where he developed commercial reusable UI components, while also engaging clients through technical consulting. He came across CADDi when he found himself desiring to contribute to society in a more direct manner and joined CADDi in October 2019.
overall software development and project management processes at an afﬁliate of a public company, gaining experience in various management methodologies. He joined minma, Inc., to take on a leadership position overhauling its operational systems. He joined CADDi in February 2019, bringing order to the chaotic early days of CADDi’s software team. Norisuke is currently responsible for the technical architecture for all aspects of CADDi’s supply chain management system. Platform Engineer Keiichi Yamada After starting his career at a software integrator, Keiichi joined COLOPL, Inc. to reﬁne his engineering skills. He was involved in the development of more than 10 game titles as a backend engineer, and gained experiences in leading and managing a development team. He joined CADDi in September 2019 to take on challenges in new engineering ﬁelds and contribute to society through his work in a workplace where engineers and business operators work closely together. He currently works cross functionally on the platform engineering team to ensure developers are able to do their work well.
CAE vendor on sheet metal forming simulation software. geometric computation for 3D mesh models. Yusuke joined CADDi in May 2019, intrigued by the opportunities for growth and the plethora of interesting projects. He has been involved in the development of CAD analysis algorithms for sheet metal fabrication, as well as metal machining. He currently works on backend APIs, and the cost estimation algorithms that run behind them. Frontend Engineer Ken Ogura While absorbed in algorithm research during his university days, he encountered CADDi through a programming competition, eventually joining as an intern in March 2019 to learn modern software engineering skills. He went on to join CADDi as a full-time employee after graduating from his master’s program in 2021, attracted by the management’s prowess. Armed with a background in mathematics along with a year of backend development experience, Ken works across the software stack. Recently he has been focusing on modern frontend development.
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