Advanced Composite Material Technology for Future Society

Until now, the birth of materials with new functions has produced new services. However, with the rapid development of AI, IoT, machine learning, cloud computing, etc., society will change dramatically, and conventional material technology can not contribute to this fast innovation. We are researching and developing not only new advanced composite materials but their social implementation technologies that meet the needs of the future society.

CFRTP for the Future Transportation Society

We are developing CFRTP (carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastics) that meets the needs for light weight, mass production, reliability, and recyclability to contribute to future traffic and logistics systems under electric vehicles, automatic driving, sharing, etc.

Innovative Simulation Technology for New Services

In support suits and robots in sports, medical care, nursing care, agriculture, etc., functions such as designability, toughness, comfortableness and high formability are required rather than mass production. We are developing optimal and flexible computer simulation design technology for each product based on high-detail digital databases by various advanced measurement technologies such as X-ray CT and modal analyzer.

Hybrid Materials for Green Transformation and Improving Social Resilience

In order to contribute to GX (green transformation) and improve the resiliency of society at the time of disasters etc., we are developing hybrid materials using fiber reinforced sheets as structural materials for wind turbine, buildings and infrastructure that excel in floatability, durability, repairability and reusability. LCA of recycled composites and digital multi (Monte Carlo probabilistic lifetime prediction of discontinuous fiber-reinforced composites) have only been done in our laboratory worldwide.


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Leaflet of the Japanese CFRTP project

Facilities of our laboratory