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The company that helps Tesla make aluminum look sexy

Manual finishing is a key to the advantage Fuji Technica & Miyazu has gained over its foreign rivals.

TOKYO -- Japan's die-makers were a driving force behind the country's rapid post-war industrial growth. But when car factories began racing to China, they left behind the companies and craftsmen who, for example, would help them bend sheets of metal into the shapes of door panels, fenders and other parts.

Many fell upon hard times.

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