Advanced Materials Laboratory
We create unique metallic and inorganic materials through process innovation using our original ultra-high pressure and powder metallurgy technologies. We contribute to the expansion of our business in industrial materials and other business fields through the development of highly functional materials and parts including cemented carbide cutting tools, diamonds, ceramics, sintered ferrous alloy parts, and special steel wires.
Near net shape, Homogeneous, Alloy composite fexibility
We have developed cemented carbide and cermet for cutting tools and sintered ferrous alloy and aluminum alloy parts for automobiles. We are now working on the development of magnetic materials (magnetic cores and magnets) and related products which contribute to the higher performance of motors and sensors.
Ultra-High Pressure Technologies
Integrated development of ultra-high pressure materials from material design to processing
We have developed a sintered diamond, a sintered CBN (cubic boron nitride), nano-polycrystalline diamond as well as a synthesized single crystal diamond employing our cutting edge high pressure techniques. We are now working on the development of the latest high pressure technology, CVD synthesized technology, cutting and polishing technology to find the potential of further diamonds, cBN and other high pressuer materials.
Thin Film Coating Technology
New composition and nano structure coating with high hardness, good adhesion, and low reactivity to work materials
We are developing new coating technologies to apply a ceramic film on cutting tools by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and physical vaper deposition (PVD), which improve machining efficiency and tool life.
Advanced Tooling technology
We are developing high value cutting tools by using machining monitoring techniques and advanced tool fabrication processes including 3D printing.
Wire Drawing Technology
Excellent heat treatment technology, and marvellous material science of carbon steel
We are developing high fatigue strength carbon steel wire for valve springs and high strength steel cords, employing our drawing technology with heat treatment and plating process.