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14th e-Square Integrated Fields Café: "From the exquisite skill of twisting fiber to apparel to ultra high-tech products"

2013-12-16 (Mon) 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

The theme of this e-Square Integrated Fields Café is "twisting." The art of "twisting" lies somewhere in between those of spinning and of weaving/knitting. Even in the textile industry, it's an industry not well known. Nonetheless, it's a deep treasure house of techniques. By taking into account differences in the thickness and color of the fibers, a thorough understanding of their chemical, heat, and physical properties, the way in which the fibers are put together and twisted, it's possible to devise totally new types of finished products.

Possessing original sensitivities and experience, the "braider" Mr. Hayashi, making use of the unlimited types of fibers and the ways they can be combined, has expanded the possibilities for woven materials. Recent products of his include the material used in the seats for the N700 Shinkansen and for the seats in the chamber of the Lower House of Representatives, clothing materials used by major brands such as Vivienne Westwood to products for precision machinery. Recent products include gloves that are resistant to extreme temperatures, and extremely light weight material made from washi [Japanese paper].

Enjoy being amazed at the exquisite techniques in "twisting." Many products will be on display at the venue. See them, even touch them!

  • Students, faculty, anyone is welcome to attend. There is no fee for attending; however, you are requested to register beforehand. Go to this homepage to register.
  • You're sure to find this advance interview interesting too!
Date: 2013-12-16 (Mon) 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Organizer: e-Square, Osaka University (Science, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Laboratory)
Venue: Science, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Laboratory, 5F, e-square, Suita campus
Registration: Online registration is required. Go to the URL below to register.
Contact: Nakamura, e-Square, Osaka University

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