July, 2018
1) During August 5 (Sun) - 8 (Thu), "ISFGMs2018/15th International Symposium on Functionally Graded Materials" will be held in Kita-Kyushu City, Fukuoka, Japan. Attached is the presentation programs of three days session (Oral & Poster). The SPS session entitled "Spark Plasma Sintering for Industrialization" will be held on the first day (August 6). Many participants for the same will be very much expected. It is possible to apply for the participation on site. -> PDF: Poster Session List, Oral Session Programs of Day-1, Day-2, Day-3 png: Program-at-a-glance-FGMs2018
-> http://www.fgms.net/isfgms2018/Photo
2)Research paper "Quantitative Analysis on Light Elements Solution Strengthening in Pure Titanium Sintered Materials by Labusch Model using Experimental Data” using SPS processing by Prof. Katsuyoshi KONDO of Osaka University et al. was published on the July issue of the journal of "Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy". This paper is an interesting report expressing that Solid solution strengthening effect by oxygen (O) and nitrogen(N) atoms of α-titanium(Ti) materials was quantitatively evaluated using Labusch model by consideration of the experimental data. -> http://www.jspm.or.jp/
3) In September 16 (Sun) - 20 (Thu), "2018 World Congress on Powder Metallurgy (WORLD PM2018)" will be held at China National Convention Center.
For further information, please refer to -> http://worldpm2018.medmeeting.org/en/

June, 2018
1) In June 1, Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan published its monthly journal of “JIDOSHA-GIJUTSU(Automotive Technologies)”June issue 2018 Vol.72 No.6 featuring on TOPICS "Plasma Technology" put on a report of our Senior Managing Director Dr. Masao TOKITA with the title of "Recent Progress of Spark Plasma Sintering(SPS) Method, Systems and Applications". This special issued journal on “PLASMA” is an interested book introducing "Review of Plasma Technology" by Prof. Masaru HORI of Nagoya University, "Current Status and Future Prospect of Low-temperature Plasma Technology" by Prof.Jun KOBAYASHI of Shizuoka University, “Micro-Manufacturing by Controlled Plasma Technologies” by Prof. Tatsuhiko AIZAWA of Shibaura Institute of Technology, "Machining technology such as MEMS/Precision machining/ Ultra-fine finishing/Sintering", "Surface treatment technology such as Nitriding, Plasma Spraying" , "Synthesis of nanoparticles by Thermal Plasma " and others, all of which are attractive and worthwhile for understanding updated plasma technologies. ->PDF: Index page of 2018 June issue "Automotive Engineers Japan" https://www.jsae.or.jp/kaishi/

2) ISFGMs 2018 (15th International Symposium on Functionally Graded Materials ) will be held in Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka prefecture from August 6 (Sun) to 9 (Thu). Dr. M.TOKITA of NJS and Dr. Khaled JABRI of Sinter Land Inc will be participating in the SPS session entitled "Spark Plasma Sintering for Industrialization". NJS-JASC group will be exhibiting SPS/FGMs samples and panels. Now it is under registration stage. Positive participation of visitors are most welcome. -> PDF: 2nd circular of ISFGMs 2018. -> http://www.fgms.net/isfgms2018
3) Annual Autumn Meeting of the Society of Japan Powder and Powder Metallurgy (JSPM) will be held at TOKI MESSE Niigata Convention Center in Niigata City from October 30 (Tue) to November 1(Thu) . Prof. Takahi GOTO, chairman of SPS Forum of Japan and Prof. Makoto ANKO of Nagaoka University of Technology, who regularly gives lectures at the annual meeting of SPS FORUM-Japan will be the executive committee member this time. For further information , please refer to https://confit.atlas.jp/guide/event/jspm2018a/top
4) It is expected that the September 2018 issue of journal "CERAMICS" of the Ceramic Society of Japan will be featuring "Electric Current Activated/Assisted Sintering(ECAS=SPS:Spark Plasma Sintering)" exclusively. There are thirteen numbers of Review and research papers contributed by members of SPS Forum of Japan. The keynote paper on the recent progress and research work ECAS/SPS Technology are taken up by Dr. Yoshio SAKKA of NIMS (National Institute of Materials Sicence). About the Ceramic Society of Japan website -> http://www.ceramic.or.jp

May, 2018
1) From May 9(Tue) to 11(Fri), "4th Highly Functional Ceramics Expo Osaka" was held at INTEX OSAKA. We are thankful for your visit to our Sinter Land/NJS booth during the fair. It was a quite interesting exhibition with sufficient information on technologies containing SPS related technical presentations on "Flush Sintering" and "Fundamentals and Recent status on Dissimilar materials Bonding Technology". -> http://www.ceramics-kansai.jp/?vmag=180409
2) From May 14 (Mon) to 16 (Wed), "Annual Spring Meeting 2018 of JSPM (Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy, Chairman Prof. Akira KAWASAKI of Tohoku University)" was held at Memorial Hall of Clock Tower of Kyoto University, in Kyoto, Japan. We like to express our gratitude for many visitors to Sinter Land/NJS booth during the session. -> https://confit.atlas.jp/jspm2018s
3) During May 22 (Sun) to 25(Wed), "The 4th European SPS Workshop 2018" (Head of organizer: Prof. G. Cao of Cagliari University) was held in Cagliari city of Italy. It started with the Plenary lecture by Prof. Z. A. Munir of University of California, USA, resulting in 44 numbers of oral presentations and 13 posters (57 presentations in total). From Japan, Prof. Manshi OHYANAGI of Ryukoku University, Prof. Makoto NANKO of Nagaoka University of Technology and Prof. Masahiro KUBOTA of Nihon University participated in the workshop. -> PDF:"EU・SPS Workshop2018 Circular 20180301" http://www.aidic.it/4thworkshop-sps/index.php
4) "Functionally Graded Materials(FGMs) Workshop for Industrialization 2018" organized by FGMs Forum of Japan will be held in Kanazawa city of Ishikawa prefecture, Japan, supported by Industrial Research Institute of Ishikawa in the late November this year. Detailed information will be presented as soon as determined.
5) SPS FORUM of JAPAN announced that annual meeting of "The 23rd SPS Forum" will be held at Nagaoka University of Technology in Nagaoka city of Niigata pref. around late November to beginning of December this year. Detailed information will be presented as soon as determined. We are expecting to receive many participants.

April, 2018
1) In April 11th, Secretariat of " ISFGMs2018 /15th International Symposium on Functionally Graded Materials" (Chairman: Prof. Akira KAWASAKI of Tohoku University) being held in Kitakyushu City from August 6(Sun) to 9(Thu) 2018, issued the 2nd invitation circular. A list of lecture programs at a glance and access route are newly added there. We also attach the 1st circular for your reference. It is available to see it also on the web site of "Functionally Graded Materials Forum of Japan". We, NJS Co., Ltd. and SINTERLAND Inc. are the management committee member of ISFGMs2018, and will be participating there as exhibitors on SPS and FGMs technologies at exhibition place.
PDF -> 1st invitation circular, Web site of the conference : http://www.fgms.net/isfgms2018
ISFGMs2018
2) "The 3rd Ceramics Osaka (Highly Functional Ceramics Expo Osaka) will be held at INTEX OSAKA from May 9(Wed) to May 11(Fri). Sinter Land/NJS will be participating in it as they did last year. The newest SPS machine, SPSed samples and panels will be exhibited there. The booth number will be B9-15. We are expecting to receive many visitors during the fair.
-> http://www.ceramics-kansai.jp/ja/Home/
3) From May 14 (Mon) to 16 (Wed), Annual Spring Meeting 2018 of JSPM (Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy, Chairman Prof. Akira KAWASAKI of Tohoku University) will be held at Memorial Hall of Clock Tower of Kyoto University, in Kyoto, with the theme sessions as below. It is expected that many SPS applied research works will be presented. Sinter Land(NJS) will be participating at exhibition place in the meeting. For further information, please see web site of the spring meeting -> https://confit.atlas.jp/jspm2018s
< Subjects of Planning Sessions >
1. Creation of High-performance materials by Hetero-microstructure control
2. High functionality of ceramics and innovation of production process
< Special Interests Presentation Sessions >
1. HIP/CIP and their relevant technologies
2. New evolutions in the powder metallurgy technology and assessment on materials
3. Microstructure control and emerging functionalities on magnetic materials and magnetic devices
4. New developments in the sintering technology and sintering mechanism on various powders
4) The Spring meeting of The Japan Institute of Metals and Materials 2018 (162nd) was held at Shin Narashino Campus of Chiba Institute of Technology from March 19 (Mon) to 21(Fri) with 735 numbers of oral and poster presentations presented in total.
5) Annual meeting of Ceramic Society of Japan was held in Kawauchi North Campus of Tohoku University from Mar 15 (Thu) to 17 (Sat), with total numbers of 650 presentation either by posters or oral

March, 2018
1) In March 17 (Sat), "Memorial Ceremony of Prof. Dr.Toshio HIRAI(founder of SPS Forum-Japan)" was held at the Hall Hagoromo of Sendai Garden Palace coordinated by Prof. Takashi GOTO (current Chairman of SPS Forum-Japan) ofInstitute for Materials Research, Tohoku University. There were about 50 numbers of intimate relatives and relevant people including his son and his wife. As already informed, Dr. Hirai ( Emeritus Professor of Tohoku University, former Chairman of Ceramic Society of Japan, the 1st Chairman of the SPS Forum of Japan) passed away due to disease at the age of 79. The gathering started with the chairperson of Prof. GOTO. Then, firstly, Dr. Masayuki NIINO, the president of Japan Aerospace Technology oundation(JAST), gave message of condolence. Following to Dr.NIINO, Prof. Koichi NIIHARA (former president of Nagaoka Institute of Technology, former Chairman of Ceramic Society of Japan) as the friend of close relationship, Prof. Ryuzo WATANABE (Emeritus Professor of Tohoku University, former Chairman of Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy, Director of JAST), Dr. Masao TOKITA (Senior Managing Director of NJS, Representative coordinator of SPS Forum-Japan), as well as Representative of Japan Fine Ceramics Center(JFCC) and others, made memorial talks under warm and peaceful atmosphere.
2) Annual Spring meeting 2018 of JSPM Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy(Chairman Prof. Akira KAWASAKI/Tohoku University ), will be held at Memorial Hall of Clock tower of Kyoto University, in Kyoto, from May14 (Mon) to 16(Wed). Participants are now wanted. For further information, please see its web page -> http://www.jspm.or.jp/ https://confit.atlas.jp/jspm2018s
3) In March 2018, at Kansai SPS Center of NJS Co.,Ltd located in D-Egg Kyotanabe Campus of Doshisha University, in Kyoto, the newest model of Sinter Land’s SPS apparatus Model:"LABOX-325R" has been installed. It is possible to receive visitors upon request or to make demonstration and SPS samples on contract basis. Please feel free to pay visit our facility -> http://www.njs-japan.co.jp

February, 2018
photosISFGMs2018 WebSite
1) From February 14(Wed) to 16(Fri), we participated in the "International Nonotechnology Exhibition and Conference" (Nanotech 2018) held at Tokyo Big Site. There were many people paying visit to our Sinterland/NJS booth during the fair. LABOX 1 ton-type small sized machine for R&D use received good reputation of visitors. We also received precious cooperation of our SPS customers for the exhibited samples of -Large size SPSed ZnS(Zinc Sulfide) sample for optical application of Infrared(IR) Transmission Lens ( from NEC Corporation) -φ320mm Large size SPSed MgF2 sample for medical use of Neutron Shielding Material (from Nippon Light Metal Company, Ltd.) They also attracted eye of many visitors in the fair.
-> PDF: SL-NJS Exhibition booth photos at Nanotech 2018
2) Mitsui Electric Co., showed an Ultrasonic homogenizer with ZrO2/Ti alloy system FGMs Horn Tip utilized the SPS technology in the Nonotech 2018 exhibition. The company will start selling of the FGMs Horn Tip , having 10 times of durability performance of an ordinary tip, from March 2018. The detailed information is shown as per attached PDF(in Japanese)
-> PDF :Mitsui Electric's Technical brochure on Ultrasonic homogenizer with ZrO2/Ti FGMs Horn Tip (in Japanese)
3) Secretariat of Functionally Graded Materials FORUM of JAPAN (Chairman: Prof. Akira KAWASAKI of Tohoku University) circulated the posters on 15th International Symposium " ISFGMs2018 ( International Symposium on Functionally Graded Materials)" being held in Kitakyushu City, Japan, from August 6 (Mon) to 9 (Thu). Please see the attached. -> http://www.fgms.net/isfgms2018/
4) "The 4th European SPS Work Shop 2018" will be held at a hotel conference room in THOTEL CAGLIARI, from May 23 (Wed) to 25(Fri) in Cagliari, Italy. Prof. G. Cao of Cagliari University and his colleague will organize the conference. Dead line for submission of abstracts have been put off for some time. Your positive participation in the workshop will be appreciated.
-> PDF: EU SPS Workshop 2018 http://www.aidic.it/4thworkshop-sps

January, 2018
Happy New Year.
We sincerely wish you will have a prosperous year in 2018.
1) From February 14 (Wed) to 16 (Fri) 2018, Sinter Land Inc. and NJS will be jointly participating in "Nano Tech 2018", the 17th International Nano-technology and Exhibition & Conference being held at Tokyo Big Site in Tokyo, Japan. The booth number will be 6J-04. We are expecting to receive many visitors during the fair. -> PDF:Lay-out Drawing of the exhibition ground
2) Due date for submitting abstract for "ISFGMs2018 International Symposium on Functionally Graded Materials" "15th International Symposium for FGMs held in August 5-8 (see attached 1st circular PDF)" has been extended to March 10 (Sat), 2018. The program committee will provide a session entitled as "Manufacturing and Application of FGMs by SPS" for speakers. Positive participation of many speakers and visitors are expected. -> 1st circular PDF, for more information : FGMs Forum of Japan (Chairman : Prof. Akira KAWASAKI of Tohoku University) http://www.fgms.net/ http://www.fgms.net/isfgms2018/
3) "World PM 2018" (The International Conference on Powder Metallurgy 2018) will be held at China National Convention Center (CNCC) from September 16 (Sun) to 20 (Thu) in Beijing , China. CNCC is closely located to the Olympic Park where Olympic Games were held in 2008. The organizer is now trying to receive presentations by extending its due date till January 31, 2018. Positive application are most welcome. -> http://worldpm2018.medmeeting.org/en/
4) From May 14(Mon) to 16(Wed), 2018, Annual Spring meeting 2018 ( the 121st meeting) of JSPM Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy(Chairman Prof. Akira Kawasaki/Tohoku University ), will be held at the Memorial Hall of Clock tower of Kyoto University, in Kyoto with the theme sessions as below. It is expected that many SPS applied research works will be presented. JSPM organizer is receiving application of presentation. Due date for submitting application: February 7 (Wed) 2018 Due date for submitting abstracts: March 15 (Thu) 2018.
-> For details, please contact: http://www.jspm.or.jp/ https://confit.atlas.jp/guide/event/jspm2018s/top
< Subjects of Planning Sessions >
1) Creation of High-performance materials by Hetero-microstructure control
2) High functionality of ceramics and innovation of production process
< Special Interests Presentation Sessions >
1) HIP/CIP and relevant technologies
2) New evolutions in the powder metallurgy technology and assessment of materials
3) Microstructure control and emerging functionalities on magnetic materials and magnetic devices
4) New developments in the sintering technology and sintering mechanism on various powders

December, 2017
1) From November 30(Thu) to December 1(Fri), the 22nd SPS Forum of Japan(chairman: Prof. Takashi GOTO) was held at Convention room of Hotel Hananoyu in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture, organized by the Institute of Materials Research (IMR) of Tohoku University. In the forum, the special memorial lecture session for the first chairman of the forum Prof.Toshio HIRAI(Emeritus professor of Tohoku University) who passed away in Sepember 8, 2017, was programmed. Prof. emeritus of Tohoku University Dr.Ryuzou WATANABE of JAST(Japan AeroSpace Technology Fundation) performed special memorial lecture on "FGMs and Prof. HIRAI". Dr. Masao TOKITA, senior managing director of NJS also made memorial lecture for Prof. HIRAI under the title of "Prof. HIRAI and the SPS Forum of Japan". Twenty five (25) lectures were made in total. Many very attractive and advanced SPS researches & developments were presented. "Flash Sintering", "Urban Mines and their recycling using SPS", "Creep behavior of submicron 8mol%Y2O3-ZrO2" from NIMS(National Institute of Material Science) and other lectures were presented. Universities and public research institutes made lectures on Thermoelectric materials, Bio materials, Fine ceramics, Composites materials. Domestic SPS machine manufacturers and Powder manufacturer also made interesting lectures. There were 75 numbers of participants had active, effective and constructive discussions. Dr. Khaled JABRI of Sinter Land Inc. made lecture on the title of "Development of die materials for SPS". Dr. Takio HIKONO of NJS made lecture on new materials and commercial products of "NJS"s Binder less pure-Tungsten carbide Die for SPS". -> Photos, PDF: Circular(the last version), The 21 SPS Forum-Japan lecture programs (the last version) and summary of lectures of Dr. Tokita (in Japanese version)

2) In December 6th, FGMs Forum of Japan( Chairman: Prof. Akira Kawasaki / Tohoku University) announced the open of Web site on ISFGMs2018(International Symposium on Functionally Graded Materials ) to be held at Kitakyushu International Conference Hall in Kitakyushu City in August 2018. http://www.fgms.net/isfgms2018/ The time limit for submitting abstract is January 31, 2018. NJS and Sinter Land Inc are participating in it as the member of organizing committee. -> For further information, please contact SECRETARIANT of FGMs Forum-Japan http://www.fgms.net/ pdf: 1st circular ISFGMs guidance(in English),
3) NJS and Sinter Land will be participating in the 17th International Nano-Technology Exhibition and Conference "Nano Tech 2018" being held at Tokyo Big Site, Tokyo, Japan from Feb 14 (Wed) to 16 (Fri). We are waiting for your visit. -> http://www.nanotechexpo.jp/

November, 2017
1) n the beginning of November, a book entitled "Joining and Bonding of Dissimilar Materials and Multi-materialization" dated October 31, 2017 was published by Technical Information Institute Co., Ltd. Consisting of 14 chapters and 633 pages in total of this scientific technical book, Chapter 12:Joining and Bonding of Dissimilar materials and its mechanism "/"Section 9: Bonding technology of dissimilar metals by SPS(Spark Plasma Sintering) was written by our Senior Managing Director Dr. Masao TOKITA (Doctor of engineering). Chapter 11: Bonding technology of Metals & Ceramics and its mechanism/ "Section 1: Bonding technology of Metals & Ceramics utilizing FGMs (Functionally Graded Materials) was written by Prof. Yoshimi WATANABE of Nagoya Institute of Technology. Friction Stir Welding, Bonding by Ultrasonic Vibration or Laser Welding and other joining and bonding technologies are comprehensively covered. For further information -> Technical Information Institute Co. http://www.gijutu.co.jp/doc/b_1920.htm
2) "JSPMIC-2017/JSPM International Conference on Powder and Powder Metallurgy" 60th Anniversary "was held at the Clock Tower Centennial Hall of Kyoto University from November 6 (Mon) to 9(Thu). Our Senior Managing Director Dr. Masao TOKITA made invited lecture on the title of "Industrial Applications of FGMs by SPS and Effective manufacturing method" at the session of F-7: Functionally Graded and Layered Materials. In addition to F-7 session, during the session A-3 "Spark Plasma Sintering", there were many interesting presentations. NJS-Sinter Land Inc participated as an exhibitor in the JSPMIC-2017 conference and annual Autumn session of the "Japan Powder and Powder Metallurgy" held at Kyoto International Conference Center on November 9(Thu) and 10(Fri). We thank you for your paying visits to our exhibited stand.
-> PDF program guide(in English) : http://www.jspm.or.jp
3) Many reports, papers and articles related to SPS Technology were published on the "Powder and Powder Metallurgy" journal of October/November issue. October issue is regarding "Progress of Powder Materials Processes by External Energy Implementation". Reports, papers and articles were submitted by NIMS( National Institute for Materials Science), Kitami Institute of Technology, Nagoya University, Doshisha University, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Science University of Tokyo and others. Especially, it is highly recommended to read "Fundamentals and Future Prospects of Flash Sintering of Advanced Ceramics" by Dr. Hidehiro YOSHIDA of NIMS, which is closely connected with future development of SPS technology. In November issue, there are reseach papers on " Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of Shape Memory Alloy Using Pre-mixed TiNi Powders with TiO2 Particles" by Prof. Katsuyoshi KONDOH of Osaka Uiversity and R&D Center of TERUMO Co., Ltd., "Spark Plasma Sintering of Highly Transparent Hydroxyapatite Ceramics" by Dr. Byung-KIM and Dr. Yoshio SAKKA's group and others. The special Review on "Scientific Engineering Researches, Humans and the Mind of Dhyãna-Circumstances for Cultivating Reseach Creativities-" by Dr. Yukio MAKINO, the representative of Forum "MACKIY" is also very interesting one

October, 2017
1) From October 26 (Thu) to 27(Fri) 7th, Ota Research and Development fair was held at PiO "Industrial Plaza" of Ota ward Tokyo. NJS made joint participation with FGMs (Functionally Graded Materials) forum of Japan (Chairman: Prof. Akira KAWASAKI, of Tohoku University). Following the exhibition of last year, we exhibited various FGMs samples prepared by SPS, Ultrasonic Homogenizer with FGMs Horn tip (ZrO2-Ti alloy) of Mitsui Electric Co., Ltd, SPS bonding&Joining samples by Suwanetsu Kogyo (NJS-JASC group) as well as SPSed Super Thermal Conductive Composite Materials samples by Moriya Cutlery Laboratory Ltd. (NJS-JASC group). We thank you for your paying visits to our booth during the fair.
->Photos, http://www.pio-ota.jp/ota-r-and-d-fair/7/
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2) "60th Anniversary"of JSPMIC2017/JSPM International Conference on Powder and Powder Metallurgy (Chairman: Prof. Akira KAWASAKI of Tohoku Univerisity) will be held at Clock Tower of Kyoto University from November 6 (Mon) to 9th (Thu).
There will be held interesting presentations on “A-3 Spark Plasma Sintering” and “F-7: Functionally Graded and Layered Materials” in the technical session. Our senior managing director Dr. Maao TOKITA will be making invited lecture in the F-7 session.
On the other hand, autumn session of JSPM (Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy) will be held at International Conference center of Kyoto University from November 9(Thu) to 10th (Fri). Participants of JSPMIC2017 can participate the session free of charge. Your positive participation is expected.-> Introduction on JSPMIC2017: PDF(Engish)attached, JSPMIC2017 International Conference https://confit.atlas.jp/guide/event/jspmic2017/top?lang=en.
Autumn session of JSPM : http://www.jspm.or.jp
3) From November 30(Thu) to December 1(Fri), the 22nd conference of “SPS forum of Japan” will be held in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture, organized by Materials Research (IMR) of Tohoku University (Prof. Takashi GOTO's laboratory). As it is not possible to use the Lecture hall of IMR this year, the meeting will be held at Hotel Hananoyu of Akiu hot spring in Sendai. We will plan to have special memorial lecture for the 1st chairman of the forum Prof. Toshio HIRAI, As the invitation and introduction are as the attached(in Japanese). Your positive participation is very much expected.
-> Contact: Institute of Materials Research (Prof. Takashi GOTO's laboratory), PDF: Invitation circular and application form(in Japanese)
4) Prof. Osamu OHASHI of Tokyo University of Science will be making a lecture on "Diffusion Bonding" at a seminar sponsored by the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun on November 6 (Mon). Prof. Ohashi (the former professor of graduates school of Niigata University) used to make lectures on SPS bonding time and again at the meetings of “SPS Forum of Japan (Pulsed Electric Current Sintering Forum of Japan)”. He also very much contributed to the development and expansion of SPS technology.
-> PDF: Invitation, http://corp.nikkan.co.jp/seminars/view/1104

September, 2017
1) Forum of National Institute of Technology, technical college was held at Nagaoka University of Technology in Nagaoka City, Niigata, from August 21(Mon) to 23(Wed). There were SPS related lectures on the subject of "Materials Research by Pulse Electric Current Sintering(SPS) and its Educational effects" by Prof.Makoto NANKO of the University as the session chairman and the subject of "SPS Applications" by Dr. Jabri of Sinter Land as well as "Ceramics Innovation" etc. -> PDF:Nagaoka Forum(in Japanese)
Prof.M.NANKO will be introducing "Pulse Electric Current Sintering (SPS)" as the recent remarkable advanced technology as a lecturer in the "Sintering Technology Seminar" organized by "The Nikkan Kogyo Shinbun" (leading Japanese industrial news paper) to be held on October 12 (Thu). -> PDF: Seminar on Sintering
2) From August 28(Mon) to September 1(Fri), Conference of International Materials Science (IUMRS-ICAM2017) was held at Yoshida Campus of Kyoto University. Sinter Land participated in the exhibition part held in parallel to the conference. We like to express our gratitude for your paying visit to our booth then.
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3) On September 22 (Fri), 2017, Functionally Graded Materials(FGMs) forum of Japan (Chairman: Prof. Akira KAWASAKI of Tohoku University) and Chiba Industrial Technology Research Institute (CITRI) jointly held Material Conference of "Work Shop on Practical Use of FGMs" at Tendai Office of CRTRI in Chiba prefecture. The conference was very attractive with many productive discussions among more than 40 (prescribed capacity) numbers of participants. Prof. Yoshimi WATANABE of Nagoya Institute of Technology as the chairman of the conference, Dr. Masao TOKITA, Senior Managing Director of NJS Co., Ltd. as the vice chairman , Tungaloy Co., Ltd., Nihon University and Mitsui Electric Co., Ltd. made interesting and versatile presentations on the practical use of FGMs. -> PDF Invitation letter for Workshop(in Japanese)
SPS(Spark Plasma Sintering) method is being positively used for manufacturing and industrial applications on actual products. The Workshop was supported by Japan Aero-space Technology Foundation (JAST) under the cosponsor ship. Sinter Land Inc. and Moriya Cutlery Laboratory Ltd. from JASC-group participated in the exhibition part with SPSed samples and panels. Social gathering after the conference was also held with friendly manner. http://www.fgms.net/ https://www.pref.chiba.lg.jp/sanken/
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4) Mr. Ando (Deputy head of SPS Center of NJS ) made invited lecture on the subject of "Practical Application of Materials Manufactured by Spark Plasma Sintering" at the 30th Fall Meeting of the Ceramic Society of Japan held at Rokkodai Campus of Kobe University held from September 19(Tue) to 21 (Thu). -> http://www.ceramic.or.jp/ig-syuki/30th
5) "SINTERING 2017", the international conference on the sintering technology, will be held at Hotel Hyatt Regency San Diego in the US, from November 12 (Sun) to 16(Thu) The chairman Prof. E.A. Olevsky is one of the leading authorities on SPS in the US, having long history of technological cooperation with NJS. SPS is incorporated within the session theme "Novel sintering processes (field-assisted, laser etc.) -> PDF: Invitation circular for SINTERING 2017

August, 2017
1) On September 22 (Fri), 2017, Functionally Graded Materials(FGMs) forum of Japan (Chairman: Prof. Akira KAWASAKI of Tohoku University) and Chiba Industrial Technology Research Institute (CITRI) will be jointly holding Material Conference of "Work Shop on Practical Use of FGMs" at Tendai office of CITRI in Chiba prefecture. Senior Managing Director of NJS Dr. Tokita (Dr. of engineering) will be making lecture on "Industrialization of FGMs by SPS method and its products application " as the vice chairman of FGMs Technology Spreading and Transfer committee of the forum. Sinter Land Inc. and Moriya Cutlery Laboratory Ltd., both of which belong to JASC(Japan Associates of SPS Consortium) group, will be participating in the work shop as industrial exhibitors. Many of participants and visitors are now most welcome. Application should be made either to FGMs Forum of Japan or to Chiba Industrial Technology Research Institute. Program and Invitations(in Japanese) are here -> PDF: Introduction and Application form & Program of the Meeting: -> http://www.fgms.net https://www.pref.chiba.lg.jp/sanken

2) The 30th Fall Meeting of the Ceramics Society of Japan will be held at Rokkodai Campus of Kobe University from September 19 (Tue) to 21 (Thu). Mr. Ando, Deputy head of SPS Center of NJS will be making invited lecture on "Practical Application of Materials Manufactured by Spark Plasma Sintering". In the lecture, “Development and marketing of SPSed materials for Industries with actual demands" as well as "Examples of joint R &D activities with National Institutes and Universities" will be introduced. -> http://www.ceramic.or.jp/ig-syuki/30th
3) NJS and FGMs Forum of Japan (Chairman: Prof. Akira KAWASAKI of Tohoku University) will be jointly participating at the "7th Ota Research and Development Fair" being held from October 26(Thu) to 27(Fri) in Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Continued from the same fair of 2016, various SPSed samples and FGMs will be exhibited at our NJS booth in Ota City Industrial Plaza (PiO). -> http://www.pio-ota.jp/ota-r-and-d-fair/7

July, 2017
1) From August 7(Mon) to 8(Tue) 2017, Functionally Graded Materials Forum of Japan (FGMs) will be holding its domestic FGMs symposium "28th Symposium on the New structure/ Functional control and FGMs" at Nagoya Institute of Technology. NJS and Sinter Land Inc.(NJS Group) will be participating in it as the industrial exhibitor showing SPS&FGMs Technology. It is expected that many people will be interested in participating the symposium. -> PDF:Circular on FGMs2017 & Symposium Presentation program(in Japanese) -> http://www.fgms.net -> PDF:Introduction of the forum , Presentation Programs
2) JSPM's Journal of the "Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy" June issue (Vol.64, No.6) has reported three numbers of articles related to SPS out of Six in total. They are actually "Enhanced Functionality for Pure Titanium Fabricated by a Combination of Mechanical Milling and Spark Plasma Sintering" of Prof. Masahiro KUBOTA of Nihon University," Tribological Property of α-Pure Titanium Strengthened by Nitrogen Solid-Solution" of Prof. Katsuyoshi KONDOH, etal. of Osaka University and "Effect of Particle Size Distribution on SiC Ceramic Sinterablility" of Prof. Kei AMEYAMA, etal.of Ritsumeikan University, which are all interesting indeed. The other three articles are connected with 3D printing (Additive Manufacturing) and SHS(Self-propagating High-temperature Synthesis, Combustion Synthesis) technologies. -> http://www.jspm.or.jp/
3) NJS and Sinter Land Inc.(NJS Group) will be participating in the "The 2nd CERAMICS OSAKA (Kansai Highly-Functional Ceramics Expo Osaka)" being held at INTEX-Osaka from September 20 (Wed) to 22nd (Fri) where a brand new SPS machine model will be exhibited. The exhibition is the one specifically focused on "Fine Ceramics". Our NJS-SL's booth Number :"24-19". We are expecting to receive many visitors during the fair. -> http://www.ceramics-kansai.jp
4) From November 30 (Thu) to December 1(Fri) 2017, Annual meeting of "The 22nd SPS Forum of Japan (Forum of Electric Current Sintering) " will be held in Sendai City of Miyagi Prefecture, organized by Prof. Takashi GOTO, IMR(Institute for Materials Research) of Tohoku University. We will be introducing presenters and programs as soon as known.

June, 2017
1) A sectional Committee meeting on "Joining and Complex Design" of The Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity was held at Tamagawa University in Machida-city , Tokyo, on June 19 (Mon). Senior Managing Director of NJS Dr. Tokita made an invited lecture on "Recent Trends of SPS Technologies and its application to SPS Bonding and Surface Modification Processes". -> PDF Dr.Tokita's presentation paper(in Japanese)
2) Japan Society of Powder & Powder Metallurgy held its spring meeting of this year in the International Conference Center of Waseda University in Tokyo from May 31 (Wed) to June 2 (Fri), 2017. There were many interesting presentations related with SPS technology during the conference. NJS-Sinter Land Inc. group participated co-exhibition to introduce their SPS technology with products. Let us express our gratitude for many researcher's paying visit to our both during the conference. -> http://www.jspm.or.jp/

3) SPMIC2017/JSPM International Conference on Powder and Powder Metallurgy" 60th Anniversary" (Chairman : Prof. Akira KAWASAKI (Tohoku University)will be held in Kyoto University from November 6(Mon) to 9(Thu), 2017. Japan Society of PPM will act as the host this time. There will be attractive lectures such as "A-3:Spark Plasma Sintering","F-7:Functionally Graded and Layered Materials" being held in the tcehnical session. Our Dr. Tokita will be making an invited lecture at F-7: FGMs session. You are invited to pay visit there. -> PDF:Invitation letter(in English) : https://confit.atlas.jp/guide/event/jspmic2017/top?lang=en.

May, 2017
1) PACRIM-12 (Pafific Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology) was held in Hawaii from May 21(Sun) to 26(Fri) with the total participants of more than 1000, successfully.
Dr. Tokita of NJS made a invited lecture on "Progress in Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) Method and Cost-Effective Technology to Produce Functionally Graded Materials (FGMs) on the Large Scale" at "Symposium-6 (SPS session) / Synthesis and Processing of Materials using Electric Currents and Pressures". Within this session, there were also presentations on "Flash Sintering", "Ultra High Pressure SPS", "Phenomena Analysis & modeling" and other interesting subjects. Inclusive of other sessions, presentations on using SPS were made by Japan, USA, China, Germany, France, Italy, Poland and others. This fact makes us assume that there is rapid expansion of SPS technology in the world.
-> Abstract of SPS session "PDF Pacrim12"
2) The Japan Society for Precision Engineering" made feature articles on "Novel Functionalities by Effective Anisotropy -- The front line of FGMs (Functionally Graded Materials)" in their society journal of May 2017 issue (Vol.83, No.5). -> PDF: Contents of the JSPE journal -> https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/browse/jjspe/-char/ja/
3) NJS and Sinter Land Inc. will be participating as Exhibitor in the domestic FGMs Symposium "The 28th symposium on New Structure and FGMs (Functionally Graded Materials" being held at Nagoya Institute of Technology on August 7(Mon) and 8(Tue). Application to Secretariat of "Functionally Graded Materials Forum of Japan"-> http://www.fgms.net/

April, 2017
1) On April 4, 2017, FGMs Forum of Japan( Chairman: Prof. Akira Kawasaki / Tohoku University) announced the 1st circular guidance of "The 15th International Symposium on Functionally Graded Materials" to be held at Kitakyushu International Conference Hall in Kitakyushu C. Fukuoka Japan in August 2018. There will be an exhibition held together with the symposium, which will start accepting the application for the participation shortly. Overview of the symposium are as below. NJS and Sinter Land will be participating in it as the member of organizing committee.
-> PDF: 1st circular guidance(in English), http://www.fgms.net/
Duration : August 5 (Sun) to 8(Wed), 2018 Place :
Schedules: Abstract submission open : 2017/11/20
Deadline for abstract(1 page) submission : 2018/01/20
Notification of acceptance : 2018/03/20
Deadline for manuscript(1-4 pages) submission : 2018/05/20
Deadline for pre-registration : 2018/01/20
Web site of Symposium : http://www/fgms.net/isfgms2018 (Being planned to open on November 20, 2017

2) From May 31(Wed) to June 2(Fri), 2017, Annual Spring meeting 2017 ( the 119th meeting) of JSPM Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy(Chairman Prof. Akira Kawasaki ), will be held at the International Conference Center of Waseda University in Tokyo with the theme sessions as below. It is expected that many SPS applied research works will be presented. JSPM like to invite the visitors for the session. For further details, please contact to -> http://www.jspm.or.jp/
< Planning Session >
1. Substitution or Reduction of use Technologies on Rare Metals
< Special Interests Presentation Session >
1. Production Technology of Powders and their applications
2. Sintering technologies on various powders and new development of sintering mechanism
3. Nano-Micro Structural control of magnetic materials and magnetic devices
4. Novel development of structural control and its application of Metallic glass materials/Nano crystalline materials
5. Novel development of ionic conductive materials and battery materials
6. Development of materials by Bio-Inspired technology
3) On April 4, 2017, FGMs Forum of Japan announced Domestic Conference of 28th FGMs Symposium”FGMs 2017 in Nagoya”. "The 28th Symposium on Novel Structure & Function control methods and FGMs (Functionally Graded Materials) " organized by FGMs Forum of Japan will be held at the Nagoya Institute of Technology on August 7(Mon) and 8(Tue). It is planned that "Application of 3D Layered stereolithography processes for FGMs structure" is being held as workshop of special session. It is expected that many presenters will be joining it. The dead line for the application for presentation, submission of presentation abstract, advanced registration of participation is June 9 (Fri). Where to apply : FGMs Forum of Japan office -> http://www.fgms.net/

March, 2017
1) In March 10, 2017, "The 3rd Sintering Technology Seminar (mainly for SPS)" sponsored by the Society of Okayama Ceramics Technology Center was held at Okayama Ceramics Center in Bizen City, Okayama, . Attractive presentations were made by Dr. M. Tokita, Senior Managing Director of NJS on "General Remarks on SPS Technology", Mr. T. Sato, Senior Managing Director of Sinter Land Inc. on "The fifth generation of SPS Systems with its principle and application ", Mr. K. Kikuchi, president of S.S Alloy Co.,Ltd. on " Workaround of heat affect of electric current sintering and new system with vibrator" and by Dr. Yoshida of NIMS(National Institute for Materials Science) Tsukuba on "Sintering Ceramics by new method of Flash Sintering".
-> PDF. Invitation and Presentation Program of Okayama Ceramics Seminar(in Japanese)
2) Mitsui Electric Co., Ltd. will start marketing of "Ultrasonic Homogenizer with FGMs(Functionally Graded Materials) hone tip" ( supported by METI the ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) from April 2017. This product is a successful case worked out by the cooperation with Industrial Technology Research Institute of Chiba Prefecture. -> PDF. Products of FGMs of Mitsui Electric Co., Ltd.
3) This is determined that Dr. M. Tokita, Senior Managing Director of NJS will be participating in "PACRIM-12, Pacific Rim Conference of Ceramic Societies" being held in Hawaii, USA from 21 to 26 May, 2017 as the invited lecturer. -> http://www.ceramics.org/meetings/pacrim12 -> PDF. Introduction of PACRIM-12,
4) The Ceramics Society of Japan will be holding its annual meeting 2017 in Nihon University ( Surugadai Campus) from March 17 (Fri.) to 19 (Sun.). It is scheduled that 800 presentations including Oral & Posters will be made during the period. –> http://www.ceramic.or.jp/ig-nenkai/2017
5) The Japan Institute of Metals and Materials will be holding its spring session of lecture meeting 2017 (160th) in Tokyo Metropolitan University (Minami Osawa campus) from March 15(Wed.) to 17(Fri.). -> http://jim.or.jp/MEETINGS/2017_spr/index.php

February, 2017
1) Sinter Land/ NJS participated in the "Nano Tech 2017 (International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference" held at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan, from February 15(Wed.) to 17(Fri.). We are grateful that so many visitors spent time at our booth during the fair. Our newly developed model LABOX-300R, the compact SPS machine attracted so many visitors with good reputation. -> PDF: Snapshots of Sinter Land/ NJS booth

2) In February 15th, Mr. Y.Mitsui, senior managing director of Mitsui Electric Co., Ltd., Dr. H.Yoshida of Chiba industrial technology support center together with Dr. M.Tokita, senior managing director of NJS Co.,Ltd. made presentation on the subject of "Application of SPS and FGMs for hone chip of Ultrasonic Homogenizer " (as a part of governmental support for industrial technologies by METI the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry" ) in the presentation session of the Nenotech 2017.
It was a joint presentation by three persons as Mr. Mitsui, the main presenter being with Dr. Yoshida and Dr. Tokita as sub presenters. This is a successful example attained as the result of Self-supporting effort using SPS by a private company having no experience of that being supported by public sectors. -> PDF: Snapshots of the booth of Mitsui Electric Co., Ltd.
3) Annual conference(Spring meeting) of JSPM Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy will be held at International Conference Center of Waseda University with following technical theme sessions in the period from May 31 (Wed) to June 2 (Fri). JSPM like to invite the visitors for the session expecting many people will be paying visits. For further details, please contact to:http://www.jspm.or.jp/
<Planning Session>
1. .Substitution or Reduction of use Technologies on Rare Metals
<Special Interests Presentation Session>
1. Production Technology of Powders and their applications
2. Sintering technologies on various powders and new development of sintering mechanism
3. Nano-Micro Structural control of magnetic materials and magnetic devices
4. Novel development of structural control and its application of Metallic glass materials/Nano crystal materials
5. Novel development of Ion conduction materials and battery materials
6. Development of materials by Bio-Inspired technology

January, 2017
Happy New Year ! We sincerely wish 2017 will be very prosperous and fruitful year for you and us.
1) In December 22, 2016, the 4th MACKIY Forum( the research forum on SPS technologies/Chairman: Dr. Yukio Makino) was held at Nagaoka Institute of Technology in Nagaoka city of Niigata prefecture, organized by Prof. Makoto Manko of the Institute.
There were about 50 participants being with 8 presentations and active discussions. Dr.K. Jabri of Sinter Land Inc. made a lecture on the subject of "New die materials for SPS". => PDF:Introduction and programs of the meeting (in Japanese)
2) On March 10, 2017, "SPS Technology Seminar" organized by Okayama Ceramics Research Foundation will be held at "Okayama Ceramics Center" located in Bizen city, Okayama prefecture. Dr. M.Tokita, Senior Managing Director of NJS and Mr. T. Sato, Senior Managing Director of Sinter Land Inc. will be making presentations. Attendance is free of charge. It is expected many of participants will be present. => PDF:Invitation and program of presentations(in Japanese)
3) It is determined that "ISFGMs2018"-The 15th International Symposium on FGMs (Functionally Graded Materials) will be held in August 2018 in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka prefecture, Japan. The meeting place will be "Kitakyushu International Conference Center" in Kitakyushu City. The Conference Organization will be managed mainly by the "FGMs Forum of Japan", Kyushu University and Kyushu Institute of Technology. => http://www.fgms.net/
4) From February 15 (Wed.) to 17 (Fri.) 2017, "Nanotech 2017 (International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference) will be held at hall 4,5 and 6 of Tokyo Big Site in Tokyo, Japan. Sinter Land Inc./ NJS will be jointly participating there at the booth "5G-26". We are expecting many of the visitors will be coming to our booth. => PDF Exhibition hall Layout,
=> http://www.nanotechexpo.jp/main/

December, 2016
1) The 21st SPS Forum of Japan was held on December 1(Thu.) and 2(Fri.) at the Lecture Hall of the Institute of Materials Research (IMR) of Tohoku University. Dr. Yoshio Sakka of NIMS(National Institute for Materials Science) made a special lecture as the first presenter. Sinter Land Inc. and other 5 Japanese SPS manufacturers participated and made their presentations as well. There were 25 numbers of presentations and 82 participants in all with active, significant and constructive discussions. Dr. Masao Tokita, senior managing director of NJS, made a lecture regarding the recent circumstances of SPS Technology in the overseas markets (mainly in the USA). Dr. Khaled. Jabri of Sinter Land made presentation on the subject of "Development of TiB2 and TiN as New Materials for SPS Mold". Mr.Hideo Ando,senior application manager of NJS introduced " Commercial products with New industrial materials developed by SPS and R&D collaboration between Universities/National laboratories/Private companies". -> PDF: The 21 SPS Forum-Japan lecture programs (the last version) and summary of lectures of Dr. Tokita and Mr.Ando of NJS.(in Japanese version)

2) During the 21st SPS Forum of Japan, there were also interesting lectures such as - Flash sintering technology by Dr. Hidehiro Yoshida of NIMS - Effect of directly applied current heating on thermoelectric materials by Associate professor Dr.Mikio Ito of Osaka University-Hybrid SPS systems by Di-ichi Kiden Co., Ltd. and Fuji Denpa Koki Co., Ltd. - Crystallization of semiconductors using Pulsed Current Sinter-Forming method by Proud Co., Ltd. Hence, it was very prosperous and meaningful meeting after all.

3) The group of Prof.Takashi Goto of the Institute of Materials Research (IMR) of Tohoku University succeeded in creating diamond base sintered composite of maximum hardness 39GPa, K1C 8.4MPam1/2 the highest level in the world, using core-shell structural combined composite of diamond (core)/SiC (core)prepared by R-CVD method and utilizing SiO2 as binder.
4) NJS/Sinter Land will be participating in the International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference 2017 being held at the East Hall of Tokyo Big Site during February 15 (Wed.) to 17 (Fri.) 2017. We are expecting many numbers of visitors will be visiting our booth.
November, 2016
1) The annual Autumn meeting of Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy (JSPM) was held at Aobayama-campus of Tohoku University on November 9 (Wed) and to 11(Fri). NJS-SinterLand group participated to exhibit SPS samples, poster panels. We are grateful for many visitors to our NJS-SinterLand's exhibiting booth during the meeting.

2) The 27th Domestic Symposium of FGMs Forum of Japan( Chairman: Professor Akira Kawasaki of Tohjoku University) will be held at the Surugadai-campus of Department of Science & Engineering of Nihon University in Ochanomizu, Tokyo in November 25 (Fri.) and 26(Sat.). There will be a special lecture entitled "The commercialization of FGMs Hone tip (ZrO2-Ti) for Ultrasonic Homogenizer produced by MitsuiElectric Co.,Ltd. using SPS technology. Application to : The secretariat of the FGMs Forum of Japan -> http://www.fgms.net/ Presentation programs -> FGMs 2016 program(PDF)

3) The 21st SPS Forum of Japan will be held at Lecture Hall of the Institute of Materials Research (IMR) of Tohoku University in Sendai city on December 1(Thu) and 2(Fri). We are expecting many visitors or participants there. For further information , please contact: 022-215-2712 or 2106 Person in charge: Mr. H. Tatsui E-mail: katsui@imr.tohoku.ac.jp) : Guide& Presentation program -> (PDF)

October, 2016
1) NJS and Sinterland participated in : "Highly-functional Ceramics Expo (Ceramics Japan)" was held at Intex Osaka, Osaka city on October 5(Wed) to 7(Fri). "The 6th Ota Research and Development Fair" was held at Ota City Industrial Plaza (PiO) in Ota-ku, Tokyo on October 6(Thu) and 7(Fri). We are grateful for many visitors to our NJS-SinterLand's booths during these two exhibitions. Attached are the snap shots taken at the Ota fair where we jointly participated with FGMs forum of Japan. -> NJS Technical Information(PDF)

2) "The World PM2016 Congress & Exhibition" was held under the auspices of European Powder Metallurgy Association at Hamburg City International conference hall in Hamburg ,Germany from October 9 (Sun) to 13 (Thu). In PM2016, there were many presentations regarding SPS technologies. In addition, "The 14th MM & FGMs 2016 " was held at the University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth city, Germany. In the meeting of International FGMs Organizer Committee during FGMs2016, there determined that the next “The 15th International Symposium on FGMs(ISFGMs) 2018” would be held in September 2018, at Kitakyushu city of Japan. -> ISFGMs2016(PDF)

3) "The 21st SPS forum of Japan" will be held at Lecture Hall of the Institute of Materials Research (IMR) of Tohoku University in Sendai city, on December 1(Thu) and 2(Fri). Invitation letter, Application form and Speakers list (tentative) have been made up as er the attached PDF(Japanese version only). We are expecting many participants will be coming over the forum. -> Guide(PDF)

September, 2016
1) The 6th Ota Research and Development Fair will be held on October 6 (Thu) and 7(Fri) of October, at Ota City Industrial Plaza, in Ota-ku Tokyo. NJS will be participating in the fair jointly with FGMs Forum of Japan. We are planning to exhibit FGM technology applied samples. We are expecting that many of the visitors will be coming to our booth. -> http://www.pio-ota.jp/ota-r-and-d-fair/6

2) FGMs Forum of Japan ( Chairman: Professor Akira Kawasaki of Tohjoku University) will be holding a meeting called "FGM workshop in Nagoya" at Nagoya Institute of Technology on November 1(Tue) and 2(Wed) . Dr. M. Tokita, Senior managing director of NJS will be making a lecture there. Positive participation of the relevant people are expected. for application: -> Invitation(PDF)

3) The 21st SPS Forum of Japan will be held at Lecture Hall of the Institute of Materials Research (IMR) of Tohoku University in Sendai city on December 1(Thu) and 2(Fri). Since the renovation of the Lecture Hall has been completed recently, the session will be held for two days as usual manner. The programs of lectures and presenters will be introduced on this page as soon as prepared.

4) Autumn session of Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy (JSPM) will be held at Tohoku University on November 9 (Wed) and 10 (Thu). -> http://www.jspm.or.jp/

< Planning Session >
1. Potentiality of Thermoelectric materials (co-sponsored by the Thermoelectrics Society of Japan)
2. Micro-structure control and functionality improvement of non-oxide ceramics by sintering methods.
3. Progress of simulation technology in the field of Powder and Powder Metallurgy.

< Special Interest Presentation Session >
1. New wave in the hard materials to be used for cutting tools and wear-resistant tools.
2. Unprecedented micro-structures and high ordered functions by powder forming and machining.
3. Nano-micro structure control on magnetic materials and magnetic devices.
4. Issues and most advanced research on 3D modeling technology by powder lamination method.
5. Present status and future progress in sintered automobile parts.

August, 2016
・ Dr. M. Tokita, Senior managing director of NJS Co., Ltd. made a lecture on the title of "Advanced SPS Technology" at Johns Hopkins University MD. USA on August 2. The lecture was held in parallel with the installation and supervision of The fifth generation SPS machine systems of Sinter Lnad Inc. LABOX-650F at their facility Bloomberg Center of Physics and Astronomy. This is the first LABOX type machine systems in the USA. Johns Hopkins is one of the most well known universities in the US being ranked as 11th in the world by "TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION World University Rankings in 2015-2016". 10th by US News & World Report 2015. It is expected that they will proceed to develop Advanced materials or technological collaboration with our NJS/SL group in future.
->Pictures of lecture and installation etc.

・ General Foundation "Production Development Science Research Institute" in Kyoto will be holding the 32nd meeting on "New materials and their New application technology on August 26 (Fri.). This party has close relationship with the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy (JSPPM). The Subject of this time will be "Versatile aspects of Functionally Graded Materials(FGMs), from Termoelectric energy conversion materials to Cemented carbide hard materials and so forth.) 2 Lecturers: Academia/Prof.Dr. A. Kawasaki of Tohoku University ( the chairman of "JSPPM" ) and Industry/Dr. M. Tokita, Senior Managing director of NJS Co., will be making presentations on " From Basic technology to Advance application on FGMs".

・ NJS will be participating in "the 5th Ota Research and Development Fair 2016", being held at Plaza Industry Ota in Tokyo on October 6(Thu) and 7(Fri). It will be a joint participation with Functionally Graded Materials FORUM of Japan( the chairman of "FGMs FORUM-Japan": Prof. A.Kawasaki ) similarly to the previous participation from 2013 to 2015. -> http://www.pio-ota.jp/ota-r-and-d-fair/6/

July, 2016
・ NJS-Sinter Land group participated at 35th Annual International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT2016) as well as(1st Asian Conference on Thermoelectrics (ACT2016) held in Wuhan China from May 29 to June 2 as the sponsor & Exhibitor.. There were more than 30 presentations regarding thermoelectric research using SPS technologies and many attractive and productive discussions were provided in the period. We had many visitors to NJS/Sinter Land exhibition booth. There were five SPS manufacturers participated in the fair including NJS-SinterLand. This shows increasing use of SPS technologies in the relevant industries widely and actively. -> http://ict2016.whut.edu.cn/

・ The annual autumn meeting of Japan Powder and Powder Metallurgy 2016 will be held at Aobayama campus of Tohoku University from November 9 (Wed.) to 11 (Fri.) concerning following subjects. Calling for papers now. -> http://www.jspm.or.jp/
< Planning Session >
1. Potentiality of Thermoelectric materials (co-sponsored by the Thermoelectrics Society of Japan)
2. Micro-structure control and functionality improvement of non-oxide ceramics by sintering methods.
3. Progress of simulation technology in the field of Powder and Powder Metallurgy.
< Special Interest Presentation Session >
1. New wave in the hard materials to be used for cutting tools and wear-resistant tools.
2. Unprecedented micro-structures and high ordered functions by powder forming and machining.
3. Nano-micro structure control on magnetic materials and magnetic devices.
4. Issues and most advanced research on 3D modeling technology by powder lamination method.
5. Present status and future progress in sintered automobile parts.

・ The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan announced two categories of "Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research" of "Challenging Research(Development)" and "Challenging Research(Germination)" executing from FY 2017. Subsidy of JP Yen 20million for the development and million for the germination, will be given for each subject. Official applications will be starting in September 2016 with much more powerful supporting for creative researches with four times value per subject in comparison with the former cases. It is expecting appearance of the next generation innovation and R&D in scientific and technological fields in Japan. Utilizing SPS technology is now highlight.

June, 2016
・ Spring Meeting of the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Mteallurgy, 2016 was held at Kyoto Institute of Technology from May 24 (TUE) to 26 (THU). Special Presentations on SPS related research were provided for this meeting on three big subjects (by Dr. Mizuuchi of Osaka Municipal Technical Institute, Dr. ozaki of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology and Dr. Tokita, Senior managing director of NJS Co.Ltd.) as well as three invited presentations on SPS (by Dr. Yoshida and Dr. tsujii of NIMS:National Institute of Materials Science and Prof. Saito of Chiba Institute of Technology), totally 6 special & invited presentations in the meeting. In addition to these special & invited talks, ordinary presentations using SPS were 25 speakers including Planning session of "Progress of powder metallurgy processing by external driving forces" and other materials sessions of general presentations, there were totally 31 presentations with productive hot discussions held. NJS-SinterLand group exhibited and introduced our Advanced SPS technologies at the Spring meeting. We are grateful for your visiting our booth during the coference. The abstract of the presentation of Dr. Tokita and the list of special & invited presentations(in Japanese) are as per the attached
-> PDF(1),PDF(2)

・ "The World PM2016 Cngress & Exhibition" sponsored by European Powder Metallurgy Association will be held in Hamburg Germany from October 9 (SUN) to 13 (THU), 2016. The international congress is handed-round among Asia, Europe and American continents every 2 year. The same one was held in Japan at Pacifico Yokohama in 2012. Therefore, in Europe, it is held once per 6 years.
-> http://www.worldpm2016.com/

・ Functionaly Graded Materials(FGMs) Forum of Japan will be holding its annual domestic symposium FGMs 2016 in Tokyo, at Nihonn University, the Surugadai campus of the department of Science and Technology in Ochanomizu, on November 25 (FRI) and 26 (SAT), 2016. It is now inviting papers and presentations for the symposium. Application of presentations, abstract submission and advanced registration should be made by September 30 (FRI). for further details:
-> http://www.fgms.net/

May, 2016
・ The journal of the Materials Science and Engineering of Japan" (Volume 53, No.2) of Materials Science Society of Japan, published as a special issue on "New Development of Electric Current Assisted Sintering Technology" on April 20, 2016. By the courtesy of the Society, the article(in Japanese) written by Dr.Masao TOKITA of senior managing director of NJS, will be provided as per attached.: -> PDF(index), PDF(details) attached, Materials Science Society of Japan -> http://www.mssj.gr.jp/

・ NJS-SInterLand will participate an industrial exhibition called "Ohta Research and Development Fair" being held on 6th -7th, October, 2016 in Ohta-ku, Tokyo,Japan. This participation of NJS is jointly made by collaboration of “FGMs(Functionally Graded Materials) Forum of Japan”, similarly to the past 3 times of the same exhibition . We will exhibit SPS and FGMs samples -> http://www.pio-ota.jp/ota-r-and-d-fair/6

・ FGMs Forum of Japan is regularly issuing its academic journal entitled " Journal of Functionaly Graded Materials" . Posting of reports for the journal will be higly appreciated. Also request for consultation on the technology transfer and/ or popularization and presentation of FGMs are always welcomed. FGMs FORUM Guidance for posting paper etc. -> http://www.fgms.net/

April, 2016
・ The journal of the Materials Science and Engineering of Japan" (Volume 53, No.2) of Materials Science Society of Japan, will be issued as a special edition entitled "Novel Development of Electric Current Sintering (SPS/ECAS) Technology" on April 20, 2016. The articles will be interested ones such as : General remarks/introduction on "Progress of Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS/ECAS) Technology " by Dr.Masao TOKITA, senior managing director of NJS Co., Ltd., "Fabrication of Nano-Ceramics by Pulsed Electric Current Sintering" by Dr.Kazuyuki KAKEGAWA of the honorary professor of Chiba University, "Preparation of Thermoelectric materials by direct pulsed current sintering" by Dr.Mikio ITO of the associate professor of Osaka University and "Flash SPS" by Dr.Hidehiro YOSHIDA of NIMS (National Institute of Materials Science) -> http://www.mssj.gr.jp/

・ NJS-SinterLand Inc will be exhibiting our recent SPS technologies in the Annual Spring Meeting of the "Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy(JSPM)" to be held at Kyoto Institute of Technology in Kyoto, Japan, during May 24 to May 26, 2016. Visitors are recommended to pay visit our NJS/SL exhibition stand and the conference. Numbers of presentation and lectures on SPS technologies and its applications were programmed in the sessions. -> http://www.jspm.or.jp/taikais3.html

・ Dr. Masao TOKITA of Senior Managing Director of NJS Co.,Ltd. will be making an invited speech on June 7, under the title of ” Recent progress of Advanced Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) Technology, Systems and Industrial Applications in Japan” at the "WCAM-2016: The 5th World Congress of Advanced Materials " to be held in Chongqing, China during June 6 to June 8, 2016. -> http://www.bitcongress.com/wcam2016

March, 2016
・ Moriya Cutlery Laboratory Ltd. (Yasugi , Shimane pref.) one of member companies of JASC group, announced its development of RECEPTOR for Lightening impulse resistant of Wind Power Generation as the application of Super Thermal Conductive material(product name:STC) of Cu-C composite manufactured by SPS and put on an article on Japanese leading industrial news paper the "Nikkei Sangyo Shinbun" -> PDF

・ In May24th-26th, Spring session of Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy will be held at Kyoto Institute of Technology under the following subjects -> http://www.jspm.or.jp/

[Planning Session]
1)Progress of powder metallurgy processing by external driving forces ~ mainly “SPS pulse electric current energizing processes”
2)Transition metal (Rare -earth) compound creating new electronic physical properties

[Lecture session]
* Materials of optical functions
* Novel development of sintering technology and sintering mechanism on various powders
* Today and future of permanent magnet materials
* Macromolecule of Block (periodic table)and Block(periodic table) as the functional composite materials
* Novel progress of manufacturing technologies by powder metallurgy processes and its material assessments

・ NJS/Sinter Land will be participating in exhibition of “ICT/ACT2016:The 35th International Conference and the 1st Asia Conference on Thermo-electrics"being held In May 29th to June 2, 2016, in Wuhan ,China.⇒ict2016.whut.edu.cn/

・ It is announced that” the 14th MM & FGMs 2016 International conference on Functionally Graded Materials”will be held at the university of Bayreuth during September 18 to 21, 2016 in Bayreuth City , Germany -> circular attached PDF

Relevant schedule are as below:
- Dead Line of Abstract April, 2016
- Notification of Acceptance May 15, 2016
- Dead line for pre-registration July 31, 2016
- Dead line of 4-page manuscript August 31, 2016

February, 2016
We exhibited a newly developed “small sized Capsule-type SPS “ for Nano materials fabrication purposes which attracted much interest of many of the visitors. Introducing “SPS in Nano Tech Tokyo 2016” some of the exhibition booth snapshots are attached -> PDF

1)Dr. Mizuuchi of Osaka Municipal Technical Research Institute showed samples of High-Thermal Conductive Material of Metallic system(Diamond-Aluminum) Composite prepared by SPS and made lecture in the conference of Nanotech 2016(International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference) -> pdf attached.

2)Mitsui Electric Co., Ltd. exhibited a newly developed Ultrasonic Homogenizer incorporating hone of Ceramic-Metal system FGMs(Functionally Graded Materials) fabricated by SPS.This R&D work has been done under Governmental support called "Supporting Industries" of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

3)Dr. Mori and his group of NIMS (National Institute of Materials Science/Tsukiba) exhibited “FREE of RARE EARTH MATERIALS –type” Thermoelectric Conversion Materials for Crean Power Generation systems prepared by SPS.

4)PMT Co., Ltd. ( HQ. in Fukuoka) announced that they started entrusted development & manufacturing busuness on FGMs (Functionally Graded Materials) and SPSed Hard materials utilized SPS technology, and exhibited Weldable FGMs, WC/Co FGMs and SPSed samples , panels and brochures besides their Ultrasonic machine. NJS and PMT are now promoting business cooperation in the field of SPS technology.

5)Nagoya Institute of Technology also made exhibition on the practical technology of SPS. Prof. Y.Watanabe presented a new Aluminum Casting Process utilizing SPS techniques.

・ As per attached technical paper(Japanese version), we introduce “SPS Bonding & Joining and Surface modification Technology” that of Dr. Tokita of NJS Co.Ltd. made a lecture in the conference of Japan Welding Society at Innovation Center of Tokyo Institute of Technology held on January 22, 2016 -> PDF

・ 20th anniversary conference of EMAP-FORUM(Electro Magnetic field Applied Processing) will be held in Osaka University on March 18, 2016, Sponsored by EMAP committee of Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy and Forum MACKIY. Application to: Representative organizer Dr. K. Mizuuchi (Osaka Municipal Technical Res. Ins.) TEL:06-6963-8153, e-mail:mizuuchi@omtri.or.jp)

・ It is scheduled that the Spring session of Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy will be held at Kyoto Institute of Technology in May 24 to 26. Dr. Tokita of NJS Co., Ltd. will be making a invited lecture in the special session on “Pulse Energizing Processes” mainly by SPS as entitled "Unusual Phenomena and Manufacturing Applications of Spark Plasma Sintering(SPS/ECAS) Method".

January, 2016
・ In January 22nd 2016, Seminar of "Japan Welding Society/ Research Committee for Joining Interface" will be held at Tamachi-Campus of Tokyo Institute of Technology in Tokyo. Dr. Tokita, Managing Director of NJS will be making a lecture on "Bonding&Joining and Surface Modification Technologies by Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) Method". -> PDF "Seminar program of Japan Welding Society" (Japanese version only)

・ In January 27-29, NJS and SINTERLAND group will be participating in the Nanotech 2016"International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference" being held in the Tokyo Big Site. We will be jointly exhibiting a newly developed “Capsule-type SPS equipment" suitable for R&D of Nano Materials fabrication. Our SINTERLAND-NJS‘s Exhibition booth is located at "East Hall 5, Booth NO. 5G-05" -> http://www.nanotechexpo.jp/main

・ NJS have been researching and promoting Milli-Micro Wave Processing(MWP) Technologies. NJS established "NJS-MWP Center" in the BKC incubator of Ritsumeikan University in Kusatsu-city, Shiga prefecture, Japan We are performing contract R&D work using own developed MWP systems, and making samples and manufacturing & selling MWP equipments.

December, 2015
・ During December 3 – 4, 2015, "the 20th SPS FORUM- Japan" was held in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture, organized by IMR(Institute for Materials Reserach) of Tohoku university. There were 28 presentations including invited speakers from China of Prof. Lidong Chen(陳立東)of Shanghai Institute of Ceramics and Prof. Lianmeng Zhang(張聯盟) of Wuhan University of Technology, with total numbers of participants approx.80 who enjoyed fruitful, atractive,and productive discussions. Dr. Tokita, Managing Director of NJS made the first lecture regarding the 20 years history of the SPS FORUM-Japan.Dr. K. Jabri of Sinter Land Inc., made the presentation on the TiB2. -> (Keynote of Tokita lecture. attached PDF)

・ Dr. K Jabri of Sinter Land made the presentation on the TiB2.

・ Moriya Cutlery Laboratory, one of the member company of JASC group succeeded in "The application of Cu/Carbon composite heat dissipation material made by SPS process, to lightening resistance receptor" together with Shimane Industrial Technology center and Matsue Technical Collage and the lecture on the subject in the 20 SPS-FORUM.

・ Prof. Goto of the Metal Research Institute of Tohoku University and his team succeeded in the world first oscillation of laser bt sintered ceramics Nd3+Dope Lu2O3(Lutethia) produced by SPS process.

・ Prof. Ohyanagi of Ryukoku University announced his success in SPS research work on non-additives Si3N4 dense sintered compact prepared by SPS. Using disordered structure amorphous-like powder material of Nano Si3N4 with particle size less than 50nm, the SPSed compact achieved the relative density approx. 98-99% under SPS sintering temperature 1600 to 1700 deg.C.

* The patent which Sinter Land made joint application with JAXA, has been officially approved and established in the USA. It is regarding procedure and equipment of the SPS bonding for rockets engine parts. i.e. ”Pulse Electric Current Bonding Method and Pulse Electric Current Bonding Apparatus(US Patent No9,108,267B)”

* NJS will be making joint participation with Sinter Land to the "International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference" being held at Tokyo Big Site from January 27 to 29, 2016 Our booth number is Hall EAST 5, 5G-05.
-> http://www.nanotechexpo.jp/main

November, 2015
The speaker and title of presentations for "20th SPS FORUM-Japan" were officially completed
as per the attached conference program (Japanese version only).
This annual conference of SPS forum organized by MRI (Metal Research Institute) Tohoku University, will is being held in Sendai -City, Japan on December 3 (Thu) and 4 (Fri).
-> PDF[Program]

November 8(Sun) - 10(Tue)
The 3rd APMA2015 (International Conference on Powder Metallurgy in Asia) was held at Kyoto University during November 8 to 10.
The SPS session was programed on November 9(Mon) with many active discussions.
We would like to express our gratitude for many visitors spending time at our Sinter Land /NJS's booth during the period.

November 11(Wed) - 12(Thu)
The regular Autumn meeting 2015 of the JSPM (Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy) was held at Kyoto University on November 11 and 12.
-> http://www.jspm.or.jp
Research reports on the new materials utilizing SPS technology are published in JSPM's monthly journal almost every month.

October, 2015
On October 8 - 9, 2015, NJS made joint participation to "5th Oota Research and Development Fair" with "FGMs Forum of Japan". We also received cooperation for the participation from "Nikkann Kogyo Sinbun”, the leading Japanese Industrial News paper & Technology books Publisher, for the exhibiting of its publishing books "Kogyo Zairyo (ENGINEERING MATERIALS)" and "Kata Gijyutsu (Die and Mould Technology)".
The SPSed exhibition sample "FGMs technology applied weldable Tungsten Carbide" on a screw blade for an extrusion machine attracted many visitors.-> pdf:5thOotaResearch AandDevelopmentFair

October 7 - 9, 2015, NJS/Sinter Land participated "the 3rd Highly-functional Metal Expo Osaka 2015".
We sincerely thank you for so many visitors spent sometime at our booth during the fair.
Metal OsakaPhoto(JPG)

*Names of invited speakers for "the 20th SPS Forum of Japan" being held in December 4-5, 2015 (Sendai/Japan), were announced by the organizer, "SPS Forum-Japan" of Tohoku University. (See attached pdf showing names of presenters and application form in Japanese Languege).
-> PDF: Plans"20SPS Forum of Japan"

*"MM & FGMs 2016 (14th International Symposium on Multi-scale, Multifunctional Functionally Graded Materials"will be held at Bayreuth University, Germany during September18-21, 2016. The organizer is now accepting submission of the abstracts for the conference.
-> https://www.isfgms2016.org/organization  -> PDF:GuideBayreuthUniversity・・・

September 15, 2015
NJS and SInter Land will participate an industrial exhibition called "Ohta Research and Development Fair" being held on 8th -9th, October,2015 in Tokyo,Japan. This participation of NJS is made by collaboration of “FGMs(Functionally Graded Materials) Forum of Japan”, similarly to the past two times of the same exhibition . We will exhibit SPS and FGMs samples as well as a small size Cubic sputtering system of SUGA CO.,LTD. , which is suitable for researching on sputtering and its application technology.-> http://www.pio-ota.jp/ota-r-and-d-fair/5 (PDF: Invitation card in Japanese attached)

September 7, 2015
It was announced that “the 20th SPS Forum of Japan” will be held on 3rd (Thu)- 4th(Fri) of December 2015 in Sendai,Miyagi prefecture of Japan, as a cooperative Workshop of ”Institute for Materials Research(IMR), Tohoku University”. The Fourm of 2015 is programmed under the subject of "Development of new materials by SPS and its Industrialization".-> (attached PDF (1)program of 2014 and (2)2015 Forum application form in Japanese)

August 30 ? September 4, 2015
"PAC-RIM 11 (the 11th Pacific Rim Conference of Ceramic Societies) was held in Jeju , Korea. Dr. Tokita of NJS participated as the invited speaker and made presentation on the title "Recent Progress of Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) Method and Potentials for the manufacturing on an industrial scale of Advanced Materials" in the beginning stage of Symposium-6”SPS session” of the conference. Total numbers of the conference participants were more than 1000 , and in the “SPS session” with 24 oral and 6 poster presentations were registered officially and active and fruitful discussions were held.-> attached PDF”SPS session Program”

August: 2015
It is announced that ECI (Engineering Conferences International" will be held in Tomar, Portugal during March 06-11, 2016. Its main subject is "Electric Field Assisted Sintering and Related Phenomena Far from Equilibrium" mainly based on SPS technology. Now, the conference is accepting application for oral and poster presentations. See relevant web site: http://www.engconf.org/conferences/materials-science-including-nanotechnology/electric-field-assisted-sintering-and-related-phenomena-far-from-equilibrium/(PDF attached)

August 27-28
NJS-Sinterland will be participating "JST Fair 2015" (JST:Japan Science and Technology Agency) refer to PDF and http://www.jst.go.jp/tt/jstfair/ being held in Tokyo Big Site. We will introduce Nano-Printing technology on NJS made tungsten carbide materials (C100) cooperating with the National Hokkaido University. (Introduction PDF attached.)

June: 2015
Functionally Graded Materials (FGMs) Forum of Japan has been issuing technical magazine "Journal of Functionally Graded Materials " since last year. We would be grateful if readers and or visitors to our web site would be contributing articles to this magazine. Also consultations on the transferring technologies as well as propagation and or lectures on the FGMs would be always appreciated.NJS is one of organizing board members of FGMs Forum of Japan. http://www.fgms.net
It was announced that the 3rd International Conference on Powder Metallurgy in Asia (APMA2015) will be held in Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan from 8th to 10th of November 2015. Following the conference, the Autumn Session of Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy (JSPM) Conference will be held in the same place from 11th to 12th of November. Invited lectures, presentations and exhibitions on the subject issues will be held during the duration. http://www.jspm.or.jp

May: 2015
Applied for the participation of the 5th"Ohta Research and Development Fair" to be held in October.2015
Participated Spring Session of Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy (JSPM) Conference, held at Waseda University, Tokyo Japan. (May 27 and 28)

April: 2015
Communicating with an European university about its requirement for SPS with a specialized glove box.
Sent advertisement on SPS to the Magazine of Forging Press Association of China.

March: 2015
NJS made binder-less carbide materials M78 is newly sold in the Asian market.

February: 2015
In August 30th-September 4th,2015, it will be held "PACRIM-11 Pacific Rim Conference of Ceramic Societies" in Jeju Island of Korea.
Symposium-6 is SPS SESSION that of "Synthesis and Processing of Materials using SPS”.Dr.M.Tokita of NJS will participate as one of the invited speaker.
Prof.T.Goto of Tohoku University is organizer of this session. refer to PDF and http://www.pacrim11.org/

January: 2015
In January 28-30, 2015, it was held "Nanotech 2015" at Tokyo Big-Site Exhibition place in Tokyo, Japan.
In order to introduce our 5th Generation Advanced SPS Systems and technologies, NJS/Sinter Land(SL) Inc.
group annually exhibited our New SPS machine, SPS samples and display panels. Many SPS applied examples could see at different exhibitor's booth such as NIMS(National Institute for Materials Science), AIST(National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Universities and others.
We, NJS/SL has been participating with Nanotech Tokyo every year as an exhibitor.
Nanotech 2015

December: 2014
The 19th SPS Forum-Japan was successfully held in Tohoku University in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture, Japan during December 4-5th, 2014.
For academic, public and private sector SPS researchers, this annual Forum has been organized once per year since 1996 in Japan.
Japan-Russia Workshop on Advanced Materials Synthesis Process and Nanostructure was also held as a joint program on SPS Forum.
Prof.T.Goto of Tohoku University is president of this Forum at present.
The Forum was very constructive and fruitful discussions with more than 90 participants including from Russia and China and 32 oral presentations. PDF[Program]

December 4-5: 2014
The 19th Annual Symposium for "The Society of Spark Plasma Sintering Technogly" of Japan and "Japan-Russia Workshop on Advanced Materials Synthesis Process and Nanostructure" were jointly held at Institute of Materials Research of Tohoku University. Over 90 researchers from overseas such as Russia and China participated the workshops making 32 presentations. 5 numbers of Japanese SPS manufactureres made presentations there including Dr. Kahled of Sinter Land and Dr.Tokita of NJS.

October: 2014
JSPM general assembly (Octo 29 to 31 2014)
The 19th Annual Symposium of SPS Forum of Japan 2014 was held at Osaka University from 29 to 31 Ocotber. There were 53 presentations on SPS applications in the session of "Electro Magnetic" session and others out of total 176.

MM & FGMs 2014 in Brazil (October 19 to 22 2014)
The 13th International Symposium on Multiscale, Multifunctional and Functionally Graded Materials 2014 was hedl at a hotel in the suburb of Sao Paulo, Brazil from 19 to 22 October. There were 120 participants while Sinter Land /NJS took sponsorship of thie symposium. Dr. Tokita made the key note lecture for SPS session. Dr.Kawasai of Tohou University made a presentaion on the last day introducing his success in combining of CNT/Ceramics composite by SPS.

 
July: 2014
Applied for participation to the 4th Ohta R&D Fair being held at the fairground of Ohta-ku, Tokyo on 2-3 October 2014. FGMs (Functionally Graded Materials Forum of Japan) and NJS will be participating in the same booth. Samples of sintering and bonding of various kinds will be exhibited as usual. http://www.ota-research2014.jp

June 18: 2014
Participated in the annual assembly of Vacuum Society of Japan http://www.vacuum-jp.org Dr. Tokita has made a presentation on the recent condition of progress on SPS technology.

May 12 – 14: 2014
SPS Work Shop was held at Mephi (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute) where 33 presentations were made by international researchers of SPS.

April 15: 2014
NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization) and Panasonic made an official announcement that they have developed a thermoelectric tube using SPS. http://www.nedo.go.jp/news/press/AA5-100266.html The content was introduced by “The Nikkei Shinbun (leading paper of Japan” on April 15, saying four times higher efficiency of solar power generation. http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXNASFK15037_V10C14A4000000

April 7: 2014
A book “Fundamentals and Applications of FGM” was published by Corona Publishing Co., Ltd., where our Dr. Tokita made an article entitled as “Basic concept of powder metallurgy” and “Making FGMs by means of SPS”. http://www.coronasha.co.jp/np/isbn/9784339046298

April: 2014
Renewed the contents of Small SPS brochure in the web page

March 17-19: 2014
Spring Forum of “Ceramic Society of Japan” was held at Keio University. NJS participated as one of managing parties.

January 29-31: 2014
Exhibited Sinter Land LABOX125 at the International Nano Tech 2014 held at Tokyo Big Site. It is the world biggestexhibition on Nono-Techmoogy. Leading national universities in this field such as Tohoku, Tokyo, Nagoya ,Osaka as well as leading national and private laboratories such as NIMS (National Institute of Materials Sicence and Hitachi, Toshiba participates with their own booths.
nano_tech2014
December 5-6: 2013
NJS & Sinter Land participated in the 18th Japan SPS forum held at Tohoku University. Dr. Tokita of NJS and Mr. Takei of Sinter Land made presentations as the 1st and the 3rd presentator.