Epson Atmix Corp. will build a new factory to recycle used metal from Atmix and the market, creating a closed-loop system for metal-powder manufacturing. The recycled metal will be used as raw material for metal-powder products.
The facility in Japan will include an induction furnace for melting metals, refining equipment for removing impurities from metal, and a pig-casting machine for forming ingots. Operations are scheduled to begin in 2025. The used metal will come from sources such as out-of-spec metal-powder products in Atmix's manufacturing process, metal waste from its factory, metal scraps and used molds and dies.