Dr. Fukuo Hashimoto

Advanced Processes for Manufacturing Precision Components

Presentation Time: August 13, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Dr. Fukuo Hashimoto


It intends to review advanced manufacturing process technologies for the production of critical components with the size range from “nano” to “kilo”, and to discuss what future research/development work will be required for creating the next  generation manufacturing system.  Key technologies reviewed in the presentation are: 1) Net shape/agile material conversion processes in forming/machining areas, 2) Flexible and high efficient heat treatment processes, such as induction, laser H/T, etc., 3) Next generation finishing processes in grinding, hard turning, superfinishing, others, and 4) Advanced metrology and inspection .  The assessment of technologies will be made in the view point of industrial applications as well as manufacturing fundamentals.

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Fukuo Hashimoto has been responsible for development of advanced process technology and assessment of new process technology for The Timken Company as a Senior Scientist.   Fukuo Hashimoto joined The Timken Company in 1988, with prior job experience of associate professor in Tokyo Metropolitan College.    In 1984, he obtained a Doctor degree from the University of Tokyo in Mechanical Engineering with dissertation titled “The Synthesis of Centerless Grinding Process”. 

He has published over 100 technical papers in academic societies including 20 CIRP papers.  Most of the papers are related to centerless grinding process, ultra precision grinding technology and characteristics of finished surfaces. He completed the SEP program at Stanford University in 2000.  He is a fellow member of CIRP (International  Academy  for Production Engineering ) and  is a chairman of  CIRP STC-G.  He is also a fellow member of SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineering).