FY2019 Monozukuri Hands-on Workshop Activities Results
Since 2014, Isuzu has been holding Isuzu Monozukuri Workshops, in which employees involved with production and development come up with workshop classes where participants can experience the joy and value of "monozukuri" (craftsmanship).
In 2019, we held workshops at the Isuzu Plaza and in Fujisawa City, which were attended by 420 participants, consisting of families with children.
All participants actively engaged in the five different detailed programs on offer, in which they created works filled with personality.
In this workshop, participants used the casting technology employed in creating engine parts and household goods to create tin versions of their favorite Isuzu characters (Giga-kun, Elf-kun, Elga-chan). This was a popular workshop in which children and adults alike had fun experiencing the casting process.
Isuzu designers gave children advice as they drew designs of original papercraft versions of Elf (N series) trucks and assembled them.
Children and their parents had fun "driving" the completed trucks at the test course, which was so popular that waiting lines formed.
In this workshop, participants created Isuzu character soap using plastic molds, as well as sculpted out Isuzu character wall ornaments that were drawn on sheets of plastic.
The participants added color and scents to the soap, and the wall ornaments were made colorful with stickers and masking tape.
These workshops were very popular with elementary and middle school children, and the method for creating these two different items takes advantage of the prototyping technology used in manufacturing cars.
In this workshop, participants created Christmas wreaths using vines and berries collected near Isuzu's Tochigi and Fujisawa plants.
This is a new program which makes use of natural materials, and it was implemented through various departments within the company working together.
The workshop was particularly popular with females, and children and adults alike had fun making wreaths with colorful decorations.
Clay Modeling Class
This is a new program aimed at kindergarten and elementary school children. Participants use a special kind of clay, which is the same as that used in work to design and shape trucks.
After heating the clay in a special oven, the children use spatulas or their hands to shape it and create whatever they can image.
This is an exciting workshop that fosters children's creativity.
We plan to continue holding Isuzu Monozukuri Workshops that can be enjoyed by a large number of people.
|Date||Description||Venue||Number of participants|
|July 23, 2019||Casting Class||Isuzu Plaza||44|
|July 24, 2019||Plastic Class||Isuzu Plaza||16|
|July 25, 2019||Design Class||Isuzu Plaza||32|
|July 26, 2019||Plastic Class||Isuzu Plaza||41|
|July 30, 2019||Plastic Class||Endo Community Center, Fujisawa City||28|
|August 7, 2019||Design Class||Isuzu Plaza||43|
|August 8, 2019||Casting Class||Isuzu Plaza||44|
|September 23, 2019||Clay Modeling Class||Isuzu Plaza||52|
|November 9, 2019||Plastic Class||Isuzu Plaza||32|
|December 21, 2019||Wreath Class||Isuzu Plaza||64|
|February 16, 2020||Clay Modeling Class||Shonandai Cultural Center, Fujisawa City||24|