At Nomura Laboratory, we aim to develop materials having new functions unrealizable with conventional particles by fabricating functional tailor-made microparticles and utilizing and deploying them in the powder metallurgy field including sintering and 3D printer.
We conduct a wide range of research relating to green life innovation based on powder metallurgy, for example, development of functional particles by freeze-dry pulsated orifice ejection method, research of graphene and carbon nanotube nanocomposites, and development of ultrahigh-temperature heat-resistant materials and low magnetic medical materials by 3D printing including fabrication of powder.
・powder metallurgy fields
・Heat resistant material fields
・medical material fields
・Development of monodisperse composite particles for 3D printers
・Evaluation of powder properties and analysis of powder flow properties by distinct element method simulation
・Creation of high-functionality composite materials by laser 3D additive manufacturing method
・Research on control of laser absorption rate of heat-resistant copper alloy powder and additive manufacturing
・Development of low-magnetic materials for biomedical applications to prevent MRI artifacts
・Research on CNT composite materials
・Fabrication and application of biocobalt-chromium alloy by 3D additive manufacturing (2010-)
・Development of low magnetic Zr alloy for MRI (2007-)
Metal 3D printer
An example of laser powder bed fusion