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Analysis Technology Research Center

The Analysis Technology Research Center, based in Osaka, Itami and Yokohama, is supporting manufacturing, product development, business development and technological foundation of the Sumitomo Electric Group by using computer aided engineering (CAE) analysis with our advanced analysis technology in cooperation with large-scale high-tech research facilities (SPring-8, K computer, etc.).

Strategic CAE infrastructure development

Considering CAE analysis as one of the key technologies not only to optimize product development, but also to strengthen competitiveness on the market, we are working on the infrastructure development to enhance CAE core functions.

Strategic CAE infrastructure development

For widespread use of CAE for analytical purposes

For wide applications of CAE analysis technologies that are useful for product design, we are promoting the technology transfer to the design section through training for design members and the development of simplified and automatic analysis systems in response to the market needs.

For widespread use of CAE for analytical purposes

Wire/cable service life prediction

Wires and cables are used for moving parts such as mobile phone hinges, automotive doors and robot arms. We are developing computer simulation technology to predict service life of wires and cables until breakage due to twists or bends.

Wire/cable service life prediction

3D structure visualization

Our 3D structure visualization technology for composite materials, parts and products provides solutions to quality improvement by observing internal structures, targeted areas, and samples as they are.

3D structure visualization

Elemental mapping with sub-micron resolution

We are developing technologies with high spatial resolution to visualize dopant distribution that determines the quality of functional materials and parts with an electron probe microanalyzer.

Elemental mapping with sub-micron resolution

Nano-level structural analysis

We are working on the establishment of nano-level structure analysis technology focusing on transmission electron microscopes and crystal structure analysis for its wide applications. By using this technology, we are supporting quality improvement of materials and devices.

Nano-level structural analysis

Synchrotron radiation and neutron analyses combined with simulation techniques

We are developing analysis technologies using synchrotron radiation and neutrons, in order to investigate material structures in atomic level and to perform in-situ measurement of chemical reactions. Regarding the synchrotron radiation, we utilize two beamlines that are exclusive to Sumitomo Electric Group. We also combine simulation techniques such as the first-principles calculation, to explore new materials and to clarify the mechanism of their high performances.

Synchrotron radiation and neutron analyses combined with simulation techniques

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