Die and Mold Design engineering Laboratory
Mastering production engineering from molds, the king of production engineering
Molds are indispensable for mass-produced industrial products, such as automobiles, airplanes, and home appliances. Our laboratory is conducting a multifaceted research on materials and skills in machining, machine tools, molding, computer-aided design (CAD), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), all of which are necessary for making molds. Through our research, we aim to realize values, both in design and functionality, required to become a global leader in developing technologies for molds.
|Affiliation||Engineering and Design (Manufacturing Systems and Product Design Course)|
|Faculty Name||SAWA, Takekazu|
|Academic Society||The Japan Society for Precision Engineering|
The Japan Society for Abrasive Technology
The Japan Society for Die and Mould Technology
|Keyword||Molds, Processing, Production systems|
- Mechanical Engineering
For SocietyIt is no exaggeration to say that Japan’s technological prowess lies in molding. Molding technologies are used in automobiles, home appliances, and everything else that help enrich our lives. In short, mold technologies are essential to livelihood.
- Research on processing mold materials that are difficult to cut to make them eco-friendly, highly precise, and efficient
- Research to ensure the reproductivity of the original shape of a mold by finishing it through fixed grain processing
- Research on ways to scientifically translate human skills into technologies (converting tacit knowledge to explicit knowledge)