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MIZUNO Masahiro

Professor

Affiliation

Mechanical Science and Engineering
[Master's Program] Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
[Doctoral Program] Systems Innovation Engineering

Degrees Obtained

Doctorate of Engineering Field of Degree: Precision Engineering

Specialties

Precision engineering
Precision machining

Profile

March 1991: Completed Precision Engineering Doctoral Program, School of Engineering, Tohoku University Graduate School
April 1991 - September 1994: Assistant, Mechanical Engineering II (department discontinued), Faculty of Engineering, Iwate University
October 1994 - March 1997: Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering (department discontinued), Faculty of Engineering, Iwate University
April 1997 - March 2007: Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering (department discontinued), Faculty of Engineering, Iwate University
April 2007 - September 2008: Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering (department discontinued), Faculty of Engineering, Iwate University
October 2008 - March 2009: Professor, Mechanical Engineering (department discontinued), Faculty of Engineering, Iwate University
October 2009 - March 2016: Professor, Mechanical Systems Engineering (department discontinued), Faculty of Engineering, Iwate University
April 2016 - present: Professor, Department of Systems Innovation Engineering, Mechanical Science and Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Iwate University

My Areas of Research

Developing automatic polishing equipment for dies

My laboratory is engaged in the development of various kinds of machine tools (machines that make machine parts). We are focusing especially on automatic polishing equipment for dies (shapes for making parts). Dies with complex shapes are generally polished manually by experienced technicians, but with the miniaturization of dies, it may become difficult to polish them manually in the future. The polishing equipment we are currently developing applies microvibrations to the tools using 3 laminated piezoelectric elements (elements that expand and contract depending on the voltage). This action, combined with diamond paste, finishes the surface of a die to a mirror-like shine.

My Teaching Philosophy

Machine tools are mother machines producing a variety of machines, and are packed with advanced mechanical technology. I want my students to learn the principles of high-precision machinery through experiments in the production and processing of machine tools. My goal is to nurture graduates who can produce new manufacturing technologies.

Laboratory URL
http://www.mech.iwate-u.ac.jp/~iyama/

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