Advanced Manufacturing Support Team

Team Leader

Yutaka Yamagata


Photo: Yutaka Yamagata


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Advanced Manufacturing Support Team,
RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics

2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 Japan


It is inevitably required to devise and/or maintain variety of advanced research instruments and equipments to promote and support laboratories for wide ranges of research fields from fundamental to practical phases. The main duty of our team is to develop those instruments required by researchers, and also this duty should be conducted consequently from concept design to manufacture through detailed design and instrumentation. Our team also deals with improvement and maintenance of working scientific experimental equipments. For these purposes, we are constantly making efforts to improve our design, manufacturing and engineering capabilities for rapid services.


Engineering, Interdisciplinary science and engineering


Production technology, mechanical machining, laser machining, CAD/CAM/CAE, 3D printer


  1. Design, manufacturing, modification and development of experimental apparatuses
  2. Facility management of the machine shop and technical assistance for project
  3. Advanced manufacturing development and support such as 3D printer or ultraprecision machining

Examples of manufactured components for scientific apparatuses and number of requests in FY2022

Selected Publications

  1. Heacock, B., Fujiie, T., Haun, W.R.,.Henins, A., Hirota, K., Hosobata, T., Huber, M.G., Kitaguchi, M., Pushin, D.A., Shimizu, H., Takeda, M., Valdillez, R., Yamagata, Y., and Young, A.R.:"Pendellosung interferometry probes the neutron charge radius, lattice dynamics, and fifth forces", Science 373, 1239-1243 (2021).
  2. Teshima, Y., Hosoya, Y., Sakai, K., Nakano, T., Tanaka, A., Aomatsu, T., Yamazawa, k., Ikegami, Y., and Watanabe, Y.: “Development of Tactile Globe by Additive Manufacturing” , Springer LNCS 12376, 419-426 (2020).
  3. Yamazawa, K., Teshima, Y., Watanabe, Y., Ikegami, Y., Fujiyoshi, M., Oouchi, S., Kaneko, T.: “Three-Dimensional Model Fabricated by Layere Manufacturing for Visually Handicapped Persons to Trace Heart Shape” , Springer, LNCS 7383, 505-508, (2012).
  4. Oouchi, S., Yamazawa, K., Secchi, L.: “Reproduction of Tactile Paintings for Visual Impairments Utilized Three-Dimensional Modeling System and the Effect of Difference in the Painting Size on Tactile Perception”, Springer, LNCS 6180, 527-533, (2010).
  5. Yamazawa, K., Hashizume, D., Nakao, A., Anzai, M., Narahara, H., Suzuki, H.: “Proposal for Artificial Bone Formation using Powder-layered Manufacturing: Surface and Internal Chemical Composition of Formed Artificial Bone” , Transactions of the Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering, Vol.47 No. 4, 359-365, (2009).


Yutaka YamagataTeam Leader
Takuya HosobataDeputy Team Leader
Shigeru IkedaSenior Research Scientist
Takeshi FujimotoExpert Technician
Masahiro TakedaTechnical Staff Ⅰ
Masaharu WatanukiTechnical Staff Ⅰ
Ichiro TakahashiSpecial Temporary Technical Scientist
Susumu ShimodaSpecial Temporary Technical Scientist