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
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.
(MONODZUKURI),” , Vol.2, No.2, pp. 90-97, 2008.