The Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (KIMM) has set about laying down the foundation for research cooperation with Eastern Europe.
KIMM signed an agreement with Czech Technical University on July 3 for expansion of collaborative research.
KIMM and Czech Technical University are jointly undertaking the task of developing a high-speed lightweight speed reducer for electric vehicles using composite materials, which is a Czech-Korean joint technology development project commissioned by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy. They are also developing a machinery precision simulation platform, which is one of KIMM’s major development projects.
KIMM and the Czech univeristy have agreed to continue expanding cooperation in the fields of virtual machine tools and machine tool thermal correction.
On July 2, KIMM also agreed with HiLASE of the Czeck Academy of Science to expand cooperation in the field of laser processing.
The institute plans to undertake joint research in developing processing technology based on next generation high power laser and cooperate in nurturing manpower specializing in high-power laser.
Park Cheon-hong, director of KIMM, said, "The Czech Republic has excellent research and development infrastructure for basic mechanical technology. As it is in line with KIMM’s direction of core technology development, we will expand cooperation and create synergy effect.”