AGC Inc. announces that its 100% subsidiary AGC Ceramics Co., Ltd. in partnership with AMSKY Technology Co., Ltd., Roland DG Corporation, and Jingdezhen Changnan New Area Zhongxi Investment Partnership have established CERAWEI TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD, a joint venture in Jingdezhen, China, to expand sales of the 3D printing material BRIGHTORB, etc. in China. AGC Ceramics will develop new markets and expand materials sales in China through partnerships with other companies.
Located in northern Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen is one of the world’s leading ceramic and pottery production centers with a history of over 1,000 years. Many of the intricate and delicately shaped ceramics are produced by traditional handicrafts, making industrialization a challenge. In addition, a shortage of successors is becoming a serious problem, as it takes an enormous amount of time to learn traditional skills. CERAWEI TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD will solve these issues and contribute to the creation of an affluent society through ceramics technology by adopting the digital technology of 3D printing as a new ceramics manufacturing method in Jingdezhen City.
Binder jetting 3D printers can output fine hollowed-out ceramic 3D printed objects and other objects that cannot be produced by cutting machines. The surface of BRIGHTORB object can be glazed to provide color expression. In addition to creative uses in ceramics and pottery, we expect to further develop ceramic materials for engineering uses as casting molds and refractories to expand their applications.