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Light-weight specialist Yajima opens US HQ

By Niranjan Mudholkar,

Added 20 May 2020

The US office will focus on development of lightweight parts and components

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Purdue’s Composites Manufacturing Simulation Center is located in the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette. It is partnering with Yajima USA, which is establishing a presence in the U.S. with its location in Purdue Research Park. (Image by Eric Smoldt)

Yajima Industry Company Ltd., with specialty in lightweight automotive and aerospace products and components and supplier to Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc., announces the establishment of Yajima USA, located in the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette.

 Yajima specializes in the production of sheet metal pressed products using an integrated system from product design to production, including the die design and its production within the group of Yajima Industry, which are the strengths of the company.

Yajima is located at 944 Niino-cho, Ota-shi, Gunma 373-0032, Japan. Yajima also provides special products and components to the motorsports aftermarket by making use of its technology to design and produce innovative, lightweight automotive and aerospace parts.

“The founding of Yajima USA in the Purdue Research Park and its association with Purdue’s Composites Manufacturing Simulation Center is another example of the success of the Purdue Research Foundation’s efforts to bring high-technology companies to Indiana to promote the economic vitality of the state of Indiana and the region,” said Brian Edelman, president of the Purdue Research Foundation.

The Yajima USA office is located at 1281 Win Hentschel Blvd., West Lafayette, and will focus on development of lightweight parts and components to proactively take advantage of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer composites and noncombustible magnesium alloy parts.

Yajima USA was attracted to West Lafayette by the combined presence of Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA), the home of North American production for the Ascent, Impreza, Legacy and Outback models, and of Purdue University’s Composites Manufacturing Simulation Center (CMSC), located in the Indiana Manufacturing Institute in the Purdue Research Park.

The Composites Manufacturing Simulation Center was founded in the College of Engineering in 2015 as an affiliate of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, one of the national manufacturing centers of excellence of the United States Department of Energy with the goal of developing model-based engineering methods for composites manufacturing in the automotive and wind energy industries.

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Source: Purdue Research Foundation

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