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Elephantech Inc. is a startup that has achieved a significant milestone in the field of PCB manufacturing, by becoming the first company in the world to successfully manufacture PCBs using metal inkjet printing. With the mission of “Making the world sustainable with new manufacturing technologies”, Elephantech provides their innovative inkjet printing solutions to promote their manufacturing method as the new global standard.
P-Flex® – Print Metal Ink Directly and then Apply Copper Plating
The Pure Additive™️ method involves converting metal into nanoparticle ink state, which is then printed on a substrate using an inkjet printer. The metal is then grown by electroless copper plating to form a circuit. This technology requires fewer manufacturing processes compared to conventional methods, resulting in significant reductions in environmental impact and improved cost performance.
(* Patent No. 6300213)
The world's first practical application using printing technology
Our process achieves the desired copper pattern by printing the metal onto film and growing it, not only forgoing the need for copper foil manufacturing and CCL manufacturing processes but also eliminating the need for the etching process to dissolve and discard the copper foil.
Elephantech: Company Introduction by CEO 2022 (see 0:38-2:40)
Before： 「Etching unnecessary metal」→ Lot of waste.
Now：「Print the metal you need」→ There's no waste.
Amid such global trends, Elephantech believes it is a corporate responsibility to communicate on efforts made in reducing environmental impact and has worked on the visualization of its sustainability efforts from the three angles of “climate change,” “natural resources,” and “hazardous substances.”