Kabuku strengthens on-demand manufacturing service with patent-pending AI manufacturing methods and factory optimization technology〜Portfolio of strategic patents for on-demand manufacturing services〜
2017/02/06
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Kabuku Inc.(head office:Shinjuku, Tokyo; CEO:Masahiko Inada; hereinafter Kabuku)is pleased to announce that it has filed several patents for its portfolio related to optimization of manufacturing methods using artificial intelligence and improvement of accuracy of its global digital manufacturing network using artificial intelligence.

For the trends referred to as the “Fourth industrial revolution” and “Industry 4.0”, the manufacturing industry is also applying new technologies and concepts such as AI and IoT. Kabuku has acquired patents related to “Automatic matching to select the most suitable digital manufacturing factory and 3D printer based on the contents of the 3D model data to be manufactured, material and post-processing”. ※1


Kabuku has optimized the manufacturing methods (laminate molding, cutting process, metal processing, casting, etc.) by using AI for its on-demand manufacturing service for prototypes and custom orders, “MMS Connect” ※2. Also with its strengthened network from business alliances with Mitsubishi Corporation and Nippon Express※3, it has applied for a patent for improving the accuracy of its global digital manufacturing network by using AI. By doing so, it will enhance the competitiveness of its on-demand manufacturing services and further strengthen its services.

【Strategic patent portfolio outline】


Kabuku will continue to advance the manufacturing industry through expansion of its digital manufacturing service using its global factory network and will strive to grow the business, promote digitization of manufacturing and disseminate 3D printers.

※1
About the patent (Patent No. 5894227) concerning “A method for selecting an optimum digital manufacturing factory and 3D printer based on the 3D model data to be manufactured, the material and post-processing”
https://www.kabuku.co.jp/news/patent-1-20160212

※2
About “MMS Connect”, an on-demand manufacturing service for prototypes and custom orders
https://connect.rinkak.com

※3
About the business alliance with Mitsubishi Corporation
https://www.kabuku.co.jp/news/alliance-mitsubishicorporation
About the business alliance with Nippon Express
https://www.kabuku.co.jp/en/news/pressrelease.alliance.nittsu.20170127

■About Kabuku Inc.
━━ Company Overview ━━
【Name】 :Kabuku Inc.
【Location】 :Shinjuku, Tokyo
【URL】 :http://www.kabuku.co.jp
【Representative】 :Masahiko Inada
【Established】:January 2013
【Business Areas】:
・On-demand manufacturing service for prototypes, custom orders, mass production
・Business critical cloud service for digital factories
・Digital manufacturing marketplace
・Enterprise solution business
【For Inquiries】
Email: contact@kabuku.co.jp