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Notes Kiyoshiba Mase, General Manager, Organic Materials Engineering Division at Toyota Motor Corp., “When you are joining materials with rivets you can analyze the design with CAE but that’s no longer possible if you are using adhesives.” Mase does concede, however, that Europe is well ahead of Japan when it comes to data analysis regarding adhesion.
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