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Impact in the following fields! Community lifeIndustry◦‌‌Disaster prevention◦‌‌Medical treatment, welfare, care giving◦Sports and leisure◦‌‌Eco products◦‌‌Transportation◦‌‌Electronics◦‌‌Machinery, robots◦‌‌Automobiles◦‌‌Aerospace and space◦‌‌MaterialsAnother success at AIST!31utilization of primarily its thermal and electrical properties. However, American military personnel who came to look at the material pointed out its excellent strength and elasticity. A firm belief in its potential as a structural material thus emerged and the course of research was altered. Through this, the industrial application scope expanded remarkably. Taking note of Dr. Shindo’s research, the number of companies entering into carbon fiber research in Japan increased, and efforts directed at commercialization became energized. In 1962, Nippon Carbon Co., Ltd. established a pilot plant for PAN-based carbon fiber. In 1971, Toray started fully-fledged production of PAN-based high performance carbon fiber based on licensed technology. The company had been conducting R&D for an extended period through an industry-government collaboration.After inventing PAN-based carbon fiber, Dr. Shindo obtained patents for the manufacturing process, advised close to 30 companies concerning the technology, and coordinated efforts for the standardization of carbon fiber evaluation methods, as part of efforts to form the foundations for carbon fiber technological strength. This methodology that linked invention with commercialization in other fields was called the Shindo Model, and it has become a foundation of AIST R&D today.Applications continue to expand, from sporting goods to space developmentWhen carbon fiber is used as a structural material, it is not used in its fiber form. Rather, it is primarily used embedded in a resin, for example, as a composite material (a material comprised of two or more base materials, including a matrix material that delivers overall integration and a reinforcing material whose role is to strengthen and fortify). The most common type is a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) that employs a thermosetting resin as the matrix material. Although usually people are not very aware, this material is indispensable for our day-to-day ▲Dr. Akio Shindo▲Kansai OSL, the industry-academia-government collaborative research wing located at the AIST Kansai Center, the former site of the Industrial Research Institute of OsakaAIST’s approach to promoting innovation◀CFRP accounts for 50% of the overall airframe structure mass in the Boeing B787. In addition to improved fuel economy, passenger space has been expanded due to the higher strength of the fuselage structure and comfort has thereby been improved.Photograph: BoeingScenario for creation of new industriesPraise of peopleTechnologySocietyInnovationFull research(research)(markets)Dialogue and bridge buildingValley of DeathStrengthening efforts directed at promoting innovation●Shaping a tide of innovation●Integrated dissemination of research findings●Precise understanding of society’s needs●Research resource utilization and research support from the viewpoint of promoting practical researchManagement leadership-based innovation promotionScienceImpact in the following fields! Community lifeIndustry◦‌‌Disaster prevention◦‌‌Medical treatment, welfare, care giving◦Sports and leisure◦‌‌Eco products◦‌‌Transportation◦‌‌Electronics◦‌‌Machinery, robots◦‌‌Automobiles◦‌‌Aerospace and space◦‌‌MaterialsAnother success at AIST!31utilization of primarily its thermal and electrical properties. However, American military personnel who came to look at the material pointed out its excellent strength and elasticity. A firm belief in its potential as a structural material thus emerged and the course of research was altered. Through this, the industrial application scope expanded remarkably. Taking note of Dr. Shindo’s research, the number of companies entering into carbon fiber research in Japan increased, and efforts directed at commercialization became energized. In 1962, Nippon Carbon Co., Ltd. established a pilot plant for PAN-based carbon fiber. In 1971, Toray started fully-fledged production of PAN-based high performance carbon fiber based on licensed technology. The company had been conducting R&D for an extended period through an industry-government collaboration.After inventing PAN-based carbon fiber, Dr. Shindo obtained patents for the manufacturing process, advised close to 30 companies concerning the technology, and coordinated efforts for the standardization of carbon fiber evaluation methods, as part of efforts to form the foundations for carbon fiber technological strength. This methodology that linked invention with commercialization in other fields was called the Shindo Model, and it has become a foundation of AIST R&D today.Applications continue to expand, from sporting goods to space developmentWhen carbon fiber is used as a structural material, it is not used in its fiber form. Rather, it is primarily used embedded in a resin, for example, as a composite material (a material comprised of two or more base materials, including a matrix material that delivers overall integration and a reinforcing material whose role is to strengthen and fortify). The most common type is a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) that employs a thermosetting resin as the matrix material. Although usually people are not very aware, this material is indispensable for our day-to-day ▲Dr. Akio Shindo▲Kansai OSL, the industry-academia-government collaborative research wing located at the AIST Kansai Center, the former site of the Industrial Research Institute of OsakaAIST’s approach to promoting innovation◀CFRP accounts for 50% of the overall airframe structure mass in the Boeing B787. In addition to improved fuel economy, passenger space has been expanded due to the higher strength of the fuselage structure and comfort has thereby been improved.Photograph: BoeingScenario for creation of new industriesPraise of peopleTechnologySocietyInnovationFull research(research)(markets)Dialogue and bridge buildingValley of DeathStrengthening efforts directed at promoting innovation●Shaping a tide of innovation●Integrated dissemination of research findings●Precise understanding of society’s needs●Research resource utilization and research support from the viewpoint of promoting practical researchManagement leadership-based innovation promotionScience

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