Engineers welcome innovator in additive manufacturing to Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering had the honor of hosting Masahiko Mori, president of DMG MORI, on April 26 as he was recognized for his outstanding work in additive manufacturing. 

Mori received the 2018 Pioneer in Additive Manufacturing Innovation Award, sponsored by the Penn State Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D), for his leadership in developing hybrid — additive and subtractive — technology. 

Professor Sanjay Joshi led Mori on a tour through some of the department’s research labs before Rich Martukanitz, director of CIMP-3D, presented Mori with his award in front of a packed lecture hall.

Mori then gave a brief lecture on how manufacturing has evolved and will continue to evolve as new technologies emerge. 

Headquartered in Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Japan, DMG MORI is the largest manufacturer of cutting machine tools in the world. With more than 12,000 employees, DMG MORI is a “Global One Company” that has 157 sales and service locations, along with 14 production plants, worldwide. DMG MORI supplies customers from 42 different industries in 79 countries.

Mori currently serves as vice president of the Japan Machine Tool Builders Association and as a board member of Kyoto University Innovation Capital. He also sits on the council of the Japanese-Germany Centre in Berlin. He is a Fellow of the International Academy for Production Engineering and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. 

Mori received his doctoral degree in engineering from The University of Tokyo in 2003 and his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Kyoto University in 1985.

Photos from Mori’s visit can be found here.

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Last Updated May 03, 2018