Region of Research

Additive Manufacturing (AM) was newly developed as novel process to create three dimensional (3D) structures through two dimensional (2D) layer laminations. Metal and ceramic nanoparticles were dispersed into resin paste to use for our original process. In lithography techniques, a high power laser beam was scanned on the spread paste for 2D layer drawing and 3D structure forming. In deposition techniques, the paste was introduced into high temperature plasma or gas flame for 2D cladding and 3D patterning. Created electric devices, biological implants and energy modules will contribute to sustainable development.

Current Research Subjects

  1. Stereolithographic Additive Manufacturing of Metal and Ceramic Parts Using Nanoparticles Pastes
  2. Structural Fabrication of Photonic Crystals with Diamond Structures for Terahertz Wave Control
  3. Modulation of Micro Porous Structures in Biological Ceramic Implants for Artificial Metabolism
  4. Manufacturing of Micro Metal Lattices for Effective Controls of Heat Flow and Stress Distributions
  5. Advance Development of Thermal Nanoparticles Spraying for Additive Manufacturing Technique
  6. Fine Separator Formation in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells by Using Thermal Nanoparticles Spraying
  7. Fine Ceramic Coating with Thermal Conductivity and Corrosion Resistance for Heat Exchanger Tubes
  8. Layer Laminations by Fine Particles Spraying and Sintering to Create Functionally Graded Structures

Prof.
S.Kirihara

Laser Scanning Stereolithography of Additive Manufacturing to Fabricate Bulky Metal and Ceramic Components with Micro Geometric Patterns Pattern Exposing Stereolithography of Additive Manufacturing to Create Micro Lattice Structures for Effective Modulations of Energy and Material Flows
 
Thermal Spraying Using Fine Particle Pastes to Laminate Metal and Ceramic Coated Layers with Functional Nano/Micro Structures
 
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