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Gikodo Co., Ltd.

2-15-3, Itabashi, Itabashi Ku, Tokyo, 173-0004, Japan

Tel. +81-3-3962-2324 Fax. +81-3-3962-2327

info@gikodo.co.jp

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Next Interface Material

“METALFACE" is the optimal metal-like resin material for interfaces in the age of IoT and 5G.”

 

Features

Like METAL

Indistinguishable from real metal

Highly precise reproduction of metal finishing such as hairline and blasting as well as 3D-like effects such as embossing.

Interface

Passing of light and radio waves

Brings to life an interface with the following 3 properties.

Information display

Transmission of radio waves such as 5G

Touch operation

Design

A design expressed through light and metal in the age of IoT where anything and everything must communicate and display information.

A new style of design for the IoT generation

 

Prototype Movie

Media

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Scene

Instrument panels and dashboards

Displays of smart devices

Signage and displays on trains

Touch operation panels of PCs

Elevator operation panels

Access and exit card readers

Various smart house monitors

AI speaker

displays

Digital displays of household electronics

Robot

displays

Sensors and operational panels

Contactless payment terminals

Mobility

Achieve a next-generation mobility display with a simple and refined design 

Smart House

Interfaces that enable the indication of various information and communication inside a smart house

Digital Device

Properties that do not interfere with touch operation and contactless communication which are a must for digital devices

IoT

Bringing metal-like designs into the IoT age by enabling the passing of 5G radio waves that cannot pass through metal

 

Collaboration

We are proceeding with plans for our own products so that you can experience the possibilities of

METALFACE first-hand. We are looking for partner companies that can participate in joint development.

If you are interested, please contact us.

印刷でデザインする光

発光体印刷技術を活用した金属と光の次世代表現(コニカミノルタ株式会社と共同)

Metalface Watch

A wrist watch that strives for the wonder of an information display and the beauty of metal.

Contactless chargers

A mobile phone charger that takes advantage of our communication-enabling, metal-like design.

Calculators

A calculator of a minimalist design where the numbers come up only when in use.

Payment terminals

A credit card payment terminal where you can sign with an electronic pen.

 

Story

Awarded at the Tokyo Business Design Award

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A world-first material born out of Itabashi

We possess advanced printing technology. We have developed a material, the first of its kind in the world, by utilizing multiple technologies.

A radical idea that defies traditional thought

Our idea of a transparent, metallic-like interface has defied common knowledge that metallic printing does not allow light to pass through it.

Materials business through design management

In undertaking our first material development project, we are proceeding with our first design management initiative together with kenma.

 

FAQ

coming soon

 

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