1972 Welding Research Institute was established.

1981 Research Center for Ultra High EnergyDensity Heat Source was established.

1988 High-energy Thermal Spray Research Center was established.

1996 Welding Research Institute reformed andrenamed to Joining and Welding Research Institute. Research Center for MaterialsRecycling and Integration was established after reforming High-energy Thermal Spray Research Center.

2003 Smart Processing Research Center was established after reforming and unifying Research Center for Ultra High Energy Density Heat Source and Research Center for Materials Recycling and Integration.