Collaboration Research of Advanced Technology

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.

Collaboration with local company

Our center is tied up to original new engineering developments and commercial production based on industrial, administrative and academic sectors cooperation, making the seeds of our center, and the dominance domain of small and medium-sized enterprises match.

Development of the design titanium spoon which pursues functionality

Evaluation for elderly people

Cooperation with the “titanium F-studio” which consists of five small and medium-sized enterprises in Fukuoka-ken, and an Advanced Mold and Die Technology Center realized commercial production of the spoon made of titanium.
Titanium is half lightness from steel and stainless steel which are usually used for the material of a spoon. Moreover, it is known as a material which cannot cause allergy easily so that it may be used as a medical-application material.
While titanium has many features, such as corrosion-resistant height, it has the challenge that manufacturing is difficult.

The Advanced Mold and Die Technology Center has the technology of minute-izing of the metallic crystal which makes forging of a thick titanium material easy. Furthermore, in the center, it was developed based on 3D Design and 3D printer technology. KANSEI evaluation was conducted in order to aim at improvement in grip feeling, and improvement in the feeling to eat. Technical cooperation in design titanium spoon development was performed.


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