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Gifu University
Faculty of Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering
(BLANK), Doctor(Engineering)(University of Fukui)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Former Institution / Organization University of Fukui Faculty of Engineering


Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Fukui
Materials Science, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Fukui
Faculty of Engineering, University of Fukui

Awards & Honors

Jun 2015
JSDMT Award, The Japanese Society for Die and Mould Technology
May 2011
JSTP Young Researchers Award, Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity

Published Papers

Makoto Nikawa, Kengo Usui, Hiroaki Iwahori, Atsushi Sato, Minoru Yamashita
International Journal of Automation Technology   12 955-963   Nov 2018
© 2018, Fuji Technology Press. All rights reserved. A method for the estimation of the die release force of die castings of JIS-ADC12 aluminum alloy manufactured through high-pressure die casting was examined. The die release force was evaluated b...
Makoto Nikawa, Masato Okada, Hiroki Mori, Yasuhiro Fujii, Minoru Yamashita
Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology   32 4851-4858   Oct 2018
© 2018, The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature. In this study, the machinability of the machining method for controlling chip thickness during the cutting operation was evaluated using ...
Minoru Yamashita, Naoki Kunieda, Makoto Nikawa
Materials Science Forum   910 MSF 111-116   Jan 2017   [Refereed]
© 2018 Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland. Three point bending test of aluminum tubular structure with hat cross-section was carried out under impact condition. The structures which were strengthened with carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic sh...
Minoru Yamashita, Takuya Mori, Makoto Nikawa
Procedia Engineering   207 1558-1563   Jan 2017   [Refereed]
© 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Hole making process of metal and composite sheets using impact hydraulic pressure is investigated. The sheet is mounted in contact with the die face that locates at the bottom end of the cylinder. The...
Minoru Yamashita, Yuki Tokushige, Makoto Nikawa
Materials Science Forum   910 MSF 25-30   Jan 2017   [Refereed]
© 2018 Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland. Impact joining device was developed to achieve the joining at plate edge. The sheared faces obtained by high-speed shear are availed in the joining method. The temperature remarkably elevates and the ma...
Kohei Furuya, Makoto Nikawa, Nguyen Ba Tuyen, Yuta Nakamura, Ryo Ueno, Akihiro Chiba, Kazuya Sakurai, Yuichi Matsumura
Key Engineering Materials   749 KEM 223-228   Jan 2017   [Refereed]
© 2017 Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland. This paper aims at evaluating the prediction accuracy of macroscopic static and dynamic mechanical properties, including damping properties, of glass fiber reinforced thermo plastics (GFRTP) obtained vi...
Makoto Nikawa, Hiroki Mori, Yuki Kitagawa. Masato Okada
Mechanical Engineering Journal   3(2) 536   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
Makoto Nikawa, Takahito Shirota, Hiroshi Yamagata
International Journal of Automation Technology   10(1) 94-100   2016   [Refereed]
Makoto Nikawa, Masato Okada
Key Engineering Materials   656-657 308-313   Jan 2015   [Refereed]
? (2015) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland. The machinability of difficult-to-cut materials was evaluated during the milling process using water soluble and water insoluble cutting oils. The fundamental characteristics of the cutting oils were ...
Masato Okada, Makoto Nikawa, Ryutaro Tanaka, Naoki Asakawa
Key Engineering Materials   656-657 255-260   Jan 2015   [Refereed]
? (2015) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland. This paper discusses the cutting temperature and cutting force in end milling difficult-to-cut materials cooled with several types of mists and low-temperature air. The cutting tool was a throwaway en...


Twist forming by Flexible Extrusion
The Proceeding of the 50th Japanese Joint Conference for the Technology of Plasticity   141   1999
Frexible Extrusion with Moving Dies
301   1999
Preforming of Turbine Blades Using Incremental Forging System with Device for Controlling Inclination Angles of Tools (Evaluation of Blades Produced by Combination of Two Different Forming Processes)
125   1998

Conference Activities & Talks

Examination of ABS Product Warpage Molded by Aluminum Alloy Mold with Rapid Heating and Cooling Mold Temperature Controlling System
17th International Conference on Precision Engineering   Nov 2018   
Microstructure of built part obtained by powder bed fusion process with metal
Tatsuaki Furumoto, Kyota Egashira, Souta Matsuura, Makoto Nikawa, Masato Okada, Tomohiro Koyano, Yohei Hashimoto, Akira Hosokawa
International Conference on Machining, Materials and Mechanical Technologies   Sep 2018   
FE Simulation-Based Investigation of Breaking from Cooling Hole of Sleeve of High-Pressure Die-Casting Machine
Daichi Sasai, Makoto Nikawa, Hiroaki Iwahori, Koichi Inukai, Makoto Katoh, Yoshiki Mizutani, Minoru Yamashita
2018 International Symposium on Flexible Automation   Jul 2018   
Computer Simulation-Based Strength Prediction Method for Injection Molded GFRTP Products
Yuki Shimizu, Makoto Nikawa, Kohei Furuya, Taku Kondoh, Masahiro Sano, Takumi Hirano, Kazuya Sakurai, Akihiro Chiba, Minoru Yamashita
2018 International Symposium on Flexible Automation   Jul 2018   
Shichi Masaki, Niikawa Makoto, Furuya Kohei, Kondoh Taku, Sano Masahiro, Hirano Takumi, Sakurai Kazuya, Chiba Akihiro, Yamashita Minoru
Proceedings of JSPE Semestrial Meeting   2018   
<p>This research aimed to investigate a fracture prediction method of glass fiber-reinforced thermoplastics molded through injection molding by FE simulation. This prediction method was constructed of the following three steps: (1) fiber orientati...

Research Grants & Projects

Development of Frexible Extrusion Process