Our three strengths
We can achieve dramatic improvements in properties by designing composite materials with characteristics and functions that cannot be achieved with a single material.
①World-class Squeeze Casting technology
Our 4 applied Technologies using Squeeze Casting : High Performance Metal, Joining, Insert Casting and Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs).
Squeeze Casting is a method of casting an alloy with excellent characteristics by putting molten metal into a mold and solidifying (molding) it by applying high pressure.
It is suitable for the fabrication of MMCs by impregnating the reinforcement preform with a Matrix, joining solid dissimilar metals, and producing a cast-in heater as well.
- High Performance Metal
- Metal Joining
- Metal Matrix Composite (MMC)
This casting method produces castings with a dense alloy structure, fewer blowholes, and improved strength and fatigue properties.
Our Metal Matrix Composite (MMC) manufacturing method
A “matrix material (molten metal)” is added to the “reinforcement material” and molded at high pressure to impregnate the metal and form a composite. It is possible to impart functions, physical properties, and properties that cannot be obtained with single materials or a composite material with other production methods.
- Ceramics (alumina / silicon carbide / silicon nitride / aluminum borate)
- Metal powder (silicon, etc.)
- Graphite (isotropic / anisotropic carbon, etc.)
- State (particles, whiskers, staples, long fibers, porous bodies, etc.)
- “Aluminum (Cast alloys, di-cast alloys, wrought alloys)
- Copper, magnesium, nickel, etc.”
②Material property design technology to customize and optimize
for its purpose
Designing MMCs with various properties, which could not be achieved with a single metal, to meet the challenges of the growing industry
In order to make full use of the merits of composite materials, not only as a substitute for metals, we select the properties of the materials, change the ratio, and adjust the thermal expansion, thermal conductivity, rigidity, etc. according to the user’s required properties. In this way we have established a method for designing and proposing new materials.
③Experiences in manufacturing Metal Matrix Composites (MMC) with aluminum as a core matrix
Production and distribution of semiconductor manufacturing equipment parts made from MMC
We are one of the few companies that actually develops, manufactures, and sells various aluminum-based composites ahead of other companies. We develop AC-Albolon, which has excellent processability, and ACM, which is a graphite composite material, ahead of other companies.
- ACM-a / ACM-io