JPRS Report, Science & Technology, Japan, Fine Ceramics Industry Basic Issues Forum
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The report contains selected papers presented at the Fine Ceramics Industry Basic Issues Forum held 1 Dec 89 in Tokyo. Many issues facing the fine ceramics industry, including how to define it where to position it, and how it should develop in the future, have been studied in the Fine Ceramics Basic Issues Forum. Subsequently, this forum has been active in promoting the fine ceramics industry, promoting technological development through various projects, and establishing the Fine Ceramics Center to develop materials evaluation and testing methods. Meanwhile, there have been great changes in the environment surrounding this industry, including changes in technological development predictions and the advent of high temperature superconductors. It is against this background that the Fine Ceramics Industry Basic Issues Forum was formed in May of this year for the purpose of more firmly establishing the fine ceramics industry and developing solutions to a variety of problems, present and future. These goals are to be met through such activities as redefining a future model or image for the fine ceramics industry, further promoting technological development, standardizing materials testing and evaluating procedures, compiling a databases, developing human resources and providing other kinds of industrial infrastructure, promoting international cooperation, and promoting regional development. Very exacting studies have been conducted, both in the forum proper and in a committee of specialists. The results of these studies are set forth in this report.
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems