TRAFST Vol.2 No.2 pp. 90-97


Academic Roadmap for Production Engineering

Tamio ARAI*1 and Michiko OHKURA*2

*1The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

*2Shibaura Institute of Technology, 3-7-5 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo

11 September 2008
20 September 2008
October 15, 2008
roadmap, production engineering, manufacturing, prosumer, service, innovation, monodzukuri

This paper summarizes an academic roadmap for production engineering, which is globally called Monodzukuri in Japan. This roadmap was completed by a dedicated working group, consisting of scientists and engineers with different backgrounds from different member societies of the TRAFST. The paper deals with scenarios of production systems in 2040 and their necessary technologies. A key concept in future may be “prosumers,” i.e., the fusion of producers and consumers. The technical roadmap is generated to represent the technical progress up to 2040.

Cite this article as:
Tamio ARAI and Michiko OHKURA, “Academic Roadmap for Production Engineering
(MONODZUKURI),” , Vol.2, No.2, pp. 90-97, 2008.
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