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Introduction of Masafumi Ando


Masafumi Ando was born in 1971 in Japan. He learned mechanical engineering at a university, and first joined the shot Division of Itoh Kikoh Co., Ltd. and later moved to IKK Shot Co., Ltd. in 1997. He engaged in quality improvement duties of the steel shot and grit in a quality control section for approximately ten years, and now is engaged in the development of new products and new applications after technical service. In the development of new applications, he developed a low flow rate fine-particle shot peening device by joint development with Meijo University in Aichi, Japan, and is studying the effect on tribology properties by surface texturing forming micro-dimples by fine-particle shot peening with this device. At this time, he also completed a Master’s course in Meijo University graduate school. Now, he is a member of both the JSME (Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers) and the JAST (Japan Society of Tribologist), and is also the executive director of JSSP (Society of Shot Peening Technology of Japan).

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