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Japan's AIST, NIMS launch materials technology firm

Posted: 07 Oct 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:national institute of materials science? nims? aist? material technology?

National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS) and National Institute of Advance Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) have jointly established a new company that will supply advanced materials technology to manufacturers. The company is called Materials Design Technology Laboratory (Zairyo Sekkei Gijutsu Kenkyujo) and will be based in Tokyo.

In addition to the two national research institutes, Tohoku University, Kyushu Institute of Technology, and a company called InterScience are collaborating in the business operation of Materials Design Technology Laboratory. Materials Design will supply technology, database and application software for the development of advanced materials, while AIST, Tohoku University, and Kyushu Institue of Technology will provide the databases, and NIMS the software used to form simulation of the new materials development by applying the Phase field method.

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