February 7, 2018
Japan Society for the Promotion of Machine Industry held an award ceremony “15th New Machinery Promotion Award” (= photo) on February 7th, 2018. A total of 10 studies were awarded.
The winner of The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry award was Toyota Motor “Body skeleton development using laser circular scan welding method”. The highly evaluated point was development of a new method of scanning the laser in a circle and stirring the molten metal.
The winner of the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency Director-General’s Award was AI Mechatec. The Chairman’s prize of Japan Society for the Promotion of Machine Industry was awarded to six studies, including one by Mitsubishi Electric.
The prize is awarded to companies and R&D personnel who have contributed to the advancement and development of machinery and industrial technology through outstanding research and development and its practical application. Mr. Yoshikawa Hiroyuki, chairman of the jury, encouraged the winners to “We would like you to focus on research and development, which supports the world.”