Functional Capabilities and Design Laboratory
To develop technologies for manufacturing products that are useful to society
Our aim is to develop technologies that are useful and relevant to society through research on manufacturing and material processing. We are working on their specific applications in medical equipment, such as devices to fix the position of bones and stents, which secure the flow of blood among other functions. The devices must be safe to use and cost effective. They also must be controlled and designed in a way that they can maximize the performance of the materials used. We are conducting the aforementioned research with students at our lab.
|College of Engineering||Engineering and Design (Manufacturing Systems and Product Design Course)|
|Faculty Name||Shoichiro Yoshihara|
|Academic Society||The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers / The Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity / The Japan Institute of Light Metals|
|Keyword||Micro-processing, Surface treatment, Biological materials, Plastic working, Coating, Biomaterials|
- Mechanical Engineering
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
For SocietyTo make products for practical use, we have to achieve research goals of various kinds. By attaining them one by one, we can be closer to making products for practical use – in our case, the development of medical equipment.
- Development of medical equipment made with bioabsorbable materials
- Development of magnesium alloy cells
- Development of tube-forming technologies for ultra-small diameter pipes