Technology Lecture: Recent Development in Ultra-precision Machine Tools and Machining Technology

Date: 13 Aug 2009 - 13 Aug 2009

Venue: SIMTech Auditorium, Tower Block, Level 3

The objective of this lecture is to introduce the latest ultra-precision machining process and ultra-precision machine tools with extensive applications in precision engineering, machine tools, automotive, optics and aerospace industries, Speaker from the Setsunan University will introduce recent advances in ultra-precision machining technology as well as practical applications of new ultra-precision machine tools developed in Japan to meet new challenges for ultra-precision machining of parts and materials. 

About the Speaker

Dr Toshimichi Moriwaki received his doctorate degree in engineering from Kyoto University in 1974 with dissertation on “Fundamental Study on Cutting Process Dynamics and Machining Chatter Control”. He worked at Kyoto University for 40 years as Professor Emeritus and is currently Dean and Professor in the Faculty of Engineering, Setsunan University . His research interests include intelligent manufacturing systems and machine tools, ultra-precision machining and machine tools, dynamics and thermal behaviour of machine tools, sensor technology in manufacturing, and human factors in manufacturing. Professor Moriwaki is a fellow of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP), Japan Society for Precision Engineering (JSPE), and Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME), and a member of ASME, euspen, ASPE, EAJ, SCJ, JSE, ADMT and RSJ. He also served as Council Member of CIRP, Vice President of JSPE, and Editor in Chief of International Journal “Precision Engineering”. Professor Moriwaki received a numbers of awards, such as F W Taylor – Medaille Award of CIRP, Lifetime Achievement Award of euspen, Takagi Award and Precision Engineering Award of JSPE, Frederick W Taylor Research Medal Award of SME, Iue Award of Cultural Merit of Iue Foundation, Hyogo Prefecture Science Award, Machine Tool Technology Promotion Award and Distinguished Service Award in Industrial Promotion from Mayor of Kobe City. 

1.45pm           Registration
2.00pm             Lecture by Professor Toshimichi Moriwaki 
3.00pm           Q&A

3.20pm           End 

Who Should Attend
Researchers, lecturers, engineering students from polytechnics and universities, industry professionals from the various industries, including aerospace, automotive, photonics, optics, bio-technology, machine tool, manufacturing and machining clusters. 

On-line Registration
Registration for the lecture is free of charge. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
For technical enquiries: Dr Liu Kui, Machining Technology Group, Email:; Tel: 6793 8565
For general enquiries: Alice Koh, Email:, Tel: 6793 8249