Additive Manufacturing Center

AMC (Additive Manufacturing Center) is
devoted to the advancement of mass production by AM

Additive Manufacturing Center

AMC (Additive Manufacturing Center) is
devoted to the advancement of mass production by AM


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AMC is a world leader in Additive Manufacturing by inkjet.
We aim to make AM a major manufacturing method in the fields of Electronics, Healthcare, Textile and Optics.

*AM(Additive Manufacturing) uses inkjet and other printing technologies to selectively stack materials onto desired areas.

Services and Support


Services and Support
  • Ink Discharge Evaluation
    We will verify whether the ink is discharged correctly from the inkjet printhead.
  • Print Evaluation
    We will verify whether circuits and patterns are printed correctly onto the substrate by the inkjet printing device.
  • Prototyping
    We will make prototypes using an inkjet printer or other means according to your request.
  • Contract Manufacturing
    Based on the prototyping results, the manufacturing of the product may be outsourced to us starting from small lots.
 

The Four Areas Trargeted by the AMC

AMC aims to promote AM in all industries, with a particular focus on the following areas

Electronics
Evolution of compatible materials
Ink
Metal Nanoparticles Inks, Catalyst ink, insulating materials (SR ink, etc.), carbon inks (CNT, etc.), transparent conductive material inks (PEDOT, etc.), glowing inks (for LEC, etc.), solar cell related materials, semiconductor inks, pretreatment agents (primers, etc.), decorative printing inks, etc.
Substrate
PET, PI, PC, low-k materials, biocompatible materials, disposable materials, etc.
Technological applications for P-Flex®
Development of IMPC™ related technologies (resin housing, wiring, connector integrated molding, etc.)
Healthcare
electrochemical sensor
electrochemical sensor
Ag/AgCl bioelectrodes
Ag/AgCl bioelectrodes
Biosensors, etc.

Enzymes, transducers, mediators, insulating layers, etc.


With the present manufacturing method (silk screen printing), the simultaneous coating of multiple enzymes is limited by contamination issues during printing and drying as enzymes for biosensors are deactivated at high temperatures. Inkjet printing provides an attractive solution including in terms of productivity.

Textile
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The use of inkjet printer in textiles is one of the sector that has grown enormously in the last 5-10 years. It has already become a major dyeing method, especially in Europe, where it is appreciated for its low environmental impact. EPSON's print heads are also widely used in this field, and if we developed some kind of functional ink, there are many potential users who would be able to use them immediately.



Expected functionalities
  • Addition of Dyeing
  • Addition of textures (hardness, sharpness, punchiness, etc.)
  • Addition of antibacterial, waterproofing, deodorant and other properties.
Optics

This is a field in which the functions of an optical system is added to transparent materials with a controled refractive index by placing them in desired areas. In particular, there is great expectation for applications in GRIN lenses where shapes that can only be achieved by AM can be useful in a wide range of scenes.

Expected functionalities
・Freedom in setting of refractive index (GRIN lens, etc.), cuts specific frequencies, etc.
・High transparency
・Cuts specific frequencies

Articles concerning the AMC
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Message from Mr Satoshi Kawamoto, director of the AMC.
Message from Mr Satoshi Kawamoto, director of the AMC.

Greetings. My name is Kawamoto and I was appointed on the 1st of June as the director of the Additive Manufacturing Center.
While Elephantech has already started shipping its "Single-sided Flexible PCB P-Flex®" made by the Pure Additive™ method to the world, the AMC will be promoting a "new way of manufacturing" by advancing the use of inkjet printing and Additive Manufacturing in the fields of electronics as well as healthcare, textiles and optics.

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