Innovative Product from Bamboo



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 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heard that you make something out of bamboo here yes this is it this is made out of bamboo that's a steering wheel Maya originally made steering wheels out of maple and other types of wood he thought that the same technique could be used to help solve the bamboo problem that local regions were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 the moisture level was one of the issues we faced if the moisture is removed then the mold problem will be solved however the loss of moisture would cause the self to collapse and the bamboo would become very thin overall and when processed as a steering wheel the material could take in moisture and expand so my des came up with the method of filling a special pressure furnace with vapor to restore the bamboo cells to their original shape a characteristic of bamboo cells is that the cell walls have the best moisture absorbency when placed in a special pressure furnace and exposed to vapor the cell walls regain their original shape when the moisture reached 20% the bamboo regained its original thickness once it's taken out the pressure furnace it can be dried again without fear of the cells collapsing because there's no moisture within the cells this is how the takuna succeeded in making a stable material 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 memory shape memory a characteristic of bamboo is that it keeps its shape when it is heated and bent the takumi also added glue that hardens when heated and salt of repulsion force issue the bamboo and glue are bent while being heated at a high frequency it's ready in about ten minutes now it won't budge at all it must have been very difficult to reach this point yes we faced many issues for example with the bamboo bending but not sticking together properly we work through each problem and are now able to mass-produce the steering wheels after the bamboo material has hardened its polished coated and put through other processes until it's transformed into a steering wheel we were shown a car that is fitted with a bamboo steering wheel oh I can tell the difference kind tears normally feel a bit inorganic but the bamboo gives it a relaxing atmosphere yes we asked a Takumi about the secrets of manufacturing it's great bamboo has been causing a lot of damage pathology of since the bamboo industry was in decline I joined the project with the hope of creating a locally grown and locally consumed product you will always come up against difficulties when developing a new product but if you give up there then it's over there is always a solution so I think it's important to keep looking for solutions by using your mind as well as by using your hands

28 Comments

  1. malcolm clark said:

    ..the miracle of bamboo, is also in the soil it creates, and this is just one of its versatile uses..

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  2. Nancelot Miller said:

    Very good solution.
    I would love a bamboo steering wheel for my Honda Fit Sport!
    Many Blessings To You for using your Mind.
    We need more of that here in America!

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  3. Takuan said:

    Shit image quality ruins this video.

    June 28, 2019
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  4. Marcos Martins said:

    Três pedaços de bambú no volante e o carro se torna ecológico kkkkk

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  5. Srinath K said:

    A very good Scientific Video.

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  6. koney bhargavaramnaidu said:

    really its a beautiful and great effort

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  7. philthy cat 1 said:

    Bamboo propellers.

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  8. Dawn FKA hamilton-doerfler said:

    I have another idea for using bamboo
    Here in Wisconsin Winter is cold,
    There is not a lot of fresh fruit or veggies for good prices. If people could have a heated Arched greenhouse in their yard, with
    Bamboo arches for the structure,
    Plexiglass for windows. It would work well I think. Also you could sell bamboo
    Tiki bars in USA.

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  9. Anderson Vieira Oficial said:

    beautiful

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  10. pass iton said:

    Why is the industry in decline….

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  11. pass iton said:

    Was a steering committee set up, to drive it forward….

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  12. Simon Crooks said:

    That's interesting process Arihiro Maeda came up with for stabilizing, bending and laminating the bamboo. Thanks for sharing

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  13. Fred Fadungy said:

    LOL.. dont worry, Fukushima is going to kill you all anyway.. 🙂

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  14. cine pobre said:

    "car interiors normally feel a bit inorganic" LOL

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  15. Digester 24 said:

    Would have been better with Godzilla.

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  16. Giulio Gemino said:

    why they don't use bamboo fibers for the vehicle body instead iron or alloy steel?

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  17. ad urpina said:

    nice video, it's great info..thanks sharing of this!!

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  18. SydTheGoat said:

    5:43 "……….. normally feel a bit inorganic, but the bamboo gives it a relaxing atmosphere."
    "Yes" (heavy perspiration)

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  19. David said:

    This reminded me of when I saw my friend bending over at the edge of the pool and sucking his "". Yep he was long.

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  20. Francis Lim said:

    Bamboo pulp mixed with plastics and other resins can be mould into furniture and all kinds of uses,clothings and sailing craft made using bamboo is of high quality,bamboo pulp pole with screw shape can be screwed to the ground as fencing,garden trellises and small building foundation,paper toilet roll can be made from bamboo too.

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  21. Ronnie said:

    Japan has to start up the bamboo revolution again…if not, its gonna push everybody off the island lol

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  22. Steve Seiler said:

    bad application not a cheap process wood has a grain which is aesthetically pleasing i love bamboo but not better than wood for a car steering wheel

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  23. Gristle Von Raben said:

    Can you make boats with this type of bamboo?

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  24. Mass Jamal bae said:

    beda dengan  bambu  indonesia

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  25. Maurizio Rovera said:

    Io realizzo pomelli per leva cambio.Possiamo collaborare?

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  26. sponge bob said:

    ok imma watch jav now

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  27. Bao Tran said:

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  28. B Sly said:

    Waste of effort just to turn a car…….weak.

    June 28, 2019
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