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The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE®) is a global high technology society. In Japan SAMPE Japan is under the SAMPE Global (Headquarters of SAMPE in America).
SAMPE Japan is the center of material technology, processing and application, R&D, production, usage information as well as education.
SAMPE Japan also provides forums such as discussions, information exchange and tours.
Through these activities, SAMPE visions to contribute for the benefit of all members.

The main business includes the following.
・ holding of an international conference (JISSE and JISTES)
・ holding of technical information exchange meeting (referred to as a regular meeting)
・ Symposium, seminars, research meetings, held tours
・ SAMPE Journal, Journal of Advanced Materials, distribution of such SAMPE headquarters journals, as well as the association newsletter, News Letter, distribution and publishing, such as membership list
Inauguration Address
Kiyoshi UZAWA
The Presisdent of the SAMPE Japan Region
The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) Japan Region established as SAMPE Japan Chapter in 1984 will mark their 35th anniversary in 2019. During this period, applications of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), which has positioned itself as a dominant advanced material, have also expanded from space and sports products in the initial stage to various machinery parts. In the last decades, CFRP has been used extensively in aircraft. Today, CFRP applications have further expanded to mass-produced products such as automobiles and electrical products.

A key to this expansion is enhancement of productivity considering costs. For instance, prolonged molding time in production has been a bottleneck for thermosetting resin. Today, however, resins that can harden in one to two minutes have started appearing in the market successively. New short-time forming technologies, such as the High-Pressure Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) method and the Sheet Molding Compound (SMC), fully-automated laminating process technology needing no manpower, and thermoplastic resin composite materials with excellent impact resistance, are in the stage of being put to practical use.

SAMPE has been pursuing the advancement of not only materials (M) but also process engineering (PE). SAMPE is fully immersed in this trend and is in a position to actively promote and support the implementation of advanced composite materials. SAMPE Japan is committed to develop advanced materials by revitalizing its activities to effectively match the needs for new materials of the members, who are consumers of materials used in the manufacture of products and parts with useful technologies proposed by members who produce the materials.
SAMPE Japan Directors
(July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2024)
President Kiyoshi UZAWA Kanazawa Institute of Technology / ICC
Immediate Past President Tsuyoshi OZAKI Composites R&D, Co., Ltd.
Executive Vice President Takeshi TANAMURA SHIKIBO Ltd.
Vice President Shin UTSUNOMIYA National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Vice President Jun TAKAHASHI The University of Tokyo
Treasurer & Secretary Yoshiaki SOMEYA Shonan Material Technology
Global Board of Director Kazuto TANAKA Doshisha University
Director, Planning Committee Hideki USAMI USAMI CONTROL LAB.
Director, Technical Conference Shunichi BABA Sunwa Trading Corporation
Director, Composites Committee Junichi YANAGIHARA JAPAN COMPOSITE MATERIALS CO., LTD
Director, Membership & Publicity Committee Shinji MASUDA Econology Brain Corporation
Director, Awards Committee Tetsuyuki KYONO Keihan-na Composites Office
Director, Student Committee Masahito UEDA Nihon University
Director, Bylaws Committee Yasunari KURATANI KADO Co., Ltd.
SAMPE Global Member
Global Executive Vice President Tsuyoshi OZAKI Composites R&D, Co., Ltd.
Global Cabinet Member Kiyoshi UZAWA Kanazawa Institute of Technology / ICC
Global Director Kazuto TANAKA Doshisha University
Global Past President Toshio TANIMOTO Shonan Institute of Technology
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