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June 29, 2012

Boeing to begin joint manufacturing research in Japan

Boeing and its three major Japanese airframe partners – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Fuji Heavy Industries – announced June 29 that they have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo.

Under the MOU, the parties will commence joint research and work to create a consortium to develop industrial-scale manufacturing technology and processes, in a new model of academic-industry cooperation.

Efforts initially will focus on the development of machining and drilling process technology for titanium, aluminum and composite materials. The parties’ aim is to form a consortium for manufacturing innovation within IIS to tackle manufacturing issues common across different industries in current and future production.

The cooperation builds on the research capabilities of IIS, the expertise of the industrial partners in aerospace manufacturing and the desire by all to enhance the skills and capabilities of Japanese industry.

While partner financial investments and management details have yet to be fully developed, the intent is for an initial commitment of five years, with industrial members financially supporting the research, in addition to competing for government grant opportunities.

The detailed research agenda will be developed jointly by IIS and the industrial members to address critical manufacturing issues. Development work will be led by IIS professors and carried out by its technical staff. Members from industry also will contribute and assist on research projects.

While Boeing, MHI, KHI and FHI will comprise the initial industrial membership, the intent is to encourage participation from a broad spectrum of manufacturing sectors.

The Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), The University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo currently comprises 11 research institutes, 15 graduate schools, etc. The Institute of Industrial Science (IIS) is the largest institute among them.

IIS promotes comprehensive research and education in nearly all fields of engineering. We promote the development of interdisciplinary research that transects different fields from creative research based on researchers’ ideas. Our activities focus on making these results useful to actual society and making them reflect graduate school level education. We are expanding our range of activities globally and playing an important role as hub for an international research network. For more information, please visit: www.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index_e.html.




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