The Smart Processing Research Center (SPRC) is a newly established center based on the achievements of the Research Center for Ultra High Energy Density Heat Source and the Research Center for Materials Recycling and Integration, which were part of the Joining and Welding Research Institute. SPRC consists of three research departments.
   The principal goal of the center is to establish smart processing science and technology that can improve current manufacturing technologies like joining and welding. Another major goal is to develop advanced processes for nano- and microstructured materials and to promote industry-academia collaboration. Achieving these goals will contribute the establishment of new-generation manufacturing technology compatible with environmentally conscious and activity of industries.