Collaboration Research of Advanced Technology
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Mechanism resolving of the building phenomenon of metal Additive Manufacturing (Joint research with Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
In the future smart factory which utilized IoT and A.I. Artificial Intelligence, practical use of individual production needs to carry out at a factory by the speed and cost of mass production. As high technology which can use it efficiently, Additive Manufacturing (metal AM, 3D printer), a machining center, etc. are listed. However, before real implementation, in order for virtual space to consider the optimal implementation method, an understanding of the key phenomenon about leading-edge technology is indispensable.
Through joint research with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) Applied Laser Technology Institute, the Advanced Mold and Die Technology Center is tackling modeling of the laser sintering phenomenon of metal AM so that the same result as an actual phenomenon can predict in a simulation.
Manufacturing facility failure prediction which applied A.I. Artificial Intelligence and machine learning (joint research with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
In order to realize effective machine learning, grasp of a real phenomenon and effective data collection are indispensable.
For the purpose of the predictive maintenance of an end mill tool, machine learning of the data of wear is carried out, and automatic detection of abnormalities, such as prediction of the wear condition of a tool and breakage of a cutting edge, is studied.
Joint research is conducted with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Tosu) sensor system-technology research group.
By AE sensor which the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology developed, abnormality detecting of a factory and accumulation of the basic data for prediction are advanced.
High-performance parts development by metal Additive Manufacturing (joint research with an Okinawa Mold Technology Institute)
Since molten metal, such as an aluminum alloy, is made to inject and cool in a die, the die casting can fabricate the parts of complicated and high precision. Moreover, it is fabrication of the feature that a high throughput is obtained.
However, since the temperature change from metallic melt temperature to room temperature continues being given to the die surface, it is also the fabrication which gives large temperature stress to a die. If breakage of the core pin during casting occurs, casting is suspended, and a die will be disassembled, and it must stop having to exchange core pins, and will bring about the fall of productivity.
In order to aim at improvement in a core pin life of a die-casting die, joint research with an Okinawa Mold Technology Institute is conducted for development of the evaluation test method, and implementation of leading-edge technologies, such as metal AM.