By georgitte. bamboo. At Sunday, March 17th 2019, 06:22:46 AM.
Factory in mangaka City Kochi Prefecture hello I m Michelle hello I m my Aida today s Takumi is Adi here omaeda he is an engineer who specializes in wood processing I heard that you make something out of bamboo here yes this is it this is made out of bamboo that s a steering wheel Maya originally made steering wheels out of maple and other types of wood he thought that the same technique could be used to help solve the bamboo problem that local regions were facing however wood and bamboo had very different characteristics and it wasn t an easy task bamboo has high moisture content immediately after it s been cut because mold grows easily controlling
that does not become moldy but moisture control wasn t the only problem it takes a lot of force to bend bamboo and the repulsion force is also very strong I had a hard time coming up with a way to control it with wood you can cut a big piece into the shape of a steering wheel but this doesn t work with bamboo because it s hollow instead you would need to layer some pieces and then bend them to form the shape of a steering wheel however repulsion force exerted in this moment is over 100 kilograms to shut down the repulsion force they turned to heat shaping by heating the bamboo while it is bent the bamboo does not Bend back and retains its shape
hi I m Michelle today I m in Kochi Prefecture it s a beautiful bamboo forest don t you think here in Kochi bamboo forests are overwhelming the natural forests under view it is a problem other prefectures in Japan are facing the same problem because the bamboo industry has gone into decline many bamboo forests were left to grow wild moso bamboo in particular can grow ten meters in one year and block the sunlight it s affecting forest growth and a countermeasure is being urgently salt buttercream you were going to meet today has come up with an idea of making effective use of these bamboos let s go find out we visited the wood processing