JIMTOF 2022 (The 31st Japan International Machine Tool Fair)
JIMTOF 2022 (The 31st Japan International Machine Tool Fair)
Announces Participation of a Record Number of 1,086 Exhibitors (5,619 Booths) Companies and organizations from 22 countries and regions across the world will join JIMTOF 2022, the largest ever exhibition in the history of JIMTOF
JIMTOF 2022 (The 31st Japan International Machine Tool Fair), one of the largest machine tool exhibitions in the world, organized by the Japan Machine Tool Builders’ Association and Tokyo Big Sight Inc., will be held at Tokyo Big Sight for six days from November 8 to November 13 , 2022.
The number of exhibitors at JIMTOF 2022 stands at 1,086 companies (including *1 Direct exhibitors, *2 Co-exhibitors, and *3 Represented companies) from 22 countries and regions around the world with 5,619 booths (including 59 exhibitors with 173 booths in the AM area). There are 95 booths more than at JIMTOF 2018, making JIMTOF 2022 the largest ever exhibition in the history of JIMTOF.
*1 Direct exhibitors: Exhibits products and services at their own booth
*2 Co-exhibitors: Exhibits products and services with the attendance of exhibitor staff
*3 Represented companies: Exhibits products and services only (without exhibitor staff)
A Rich Program of Parallel Events will be held Special Exhibit
The theme of the exhibits is “The Present and Future of Cutting-Edge Manufacturing: Machine Tools and Smart Factories”. Two sections, “Produce Machine Tool: State-of-the-art Machine Tools Factory” and “Work by Machine Tool: a Global Niche Top Company (GNT) Supported by the Most Advanced Machine Tools”, will be set up in the booth. In the “Produce Machine Tools” section, four major machine tool manufacturers will share with visitors the “challenges of the manufacturing industry” that lie behind their cutting-edge smart factory initiatives. The section will encourage visitors to explore the ‘Monozukuri’ factory of the future. A crosstalk show will be held in the Special Exhibits booth, and a recorded video of the show will be broadcasted from the following day onwards. In the “Work by Machine Tool” section, visitors will be able to experience the “technology that moves the world” through a cross-sectional exhibition of the top share products from Japan produced by state-of-the-art machine tools.
There will be a Special Display entitled the “History and Tradition, Technology and Wisdom, Power to Make the Impossible Possible History of Japanese jet engine development”. By introducing IHI’s jet engine technology, a technology playing a major in the global aviation industry, this exhibit allows visitors to feel the high technical capabilities of jet engine technology backed by history and tradition.
Special Display in the Additive Manufacturing (AM) Area (South Exhibition Hall 2)
Another Special Display entitled “A novel manufacturing technology for bringing life to your designs and inspiration! Development of next-generation industrial 3D printer technology”, will be exhibited in the Additive Manufacturing (AM) Area with cooperation from TRAFAM (Technology Research Association for Future Additive Manufacturing). This exhibit will include panels and other displays of the development results of TRAFAM’s past efforts, such as “the technological development of 3D laminated molding technology and powder materials such as metals,” “the practical application of metal 3D printers with the world’s highest molding speed and accuracy,” and “the development of a defect prediction system and advanced monitoring, food bag and control technology using a powder bed method for metals”.
Keynote Speech and Special Lectures
Mr. Masamichi Okada, President of Primearth EV Energy Co., Ltd., which holds the top share of the global hybrid vehicle battery market, will deliver the keynote speech. Under the theme of “Monozukuri The Frontier of a Carbon Neutral Era”, Mr. Okada will present the possibilities for a bright future through hydrogen and mobility from the frontlines of this challenge as carbon neutrality becomes a global trend and both people’s lives and businesses are undergoing major transformations. In addition to these lectures, other timely themes such as “6G” and the supercomputer, “Fugaku” are planned, and many lectures have been scheduled in the AM area.
Digital Contents Further Enhanced
In JIMTOF 2022, both the “Digital Contents” and the “Matching System” have been enhanced. In terms of the “Digital Contents”, visitors will be able to view more detailed information through the “Online Catalog” available on the official website, which now includes videos and images. In addition, the “Online Channel”, a new tool, allows visitors to view workshops and product introduction videos distributed by exhibitors. These digital tools are available to visitors even before registering to visit JIMTOF 2022, so can be used to gather information prior to the Fair. A matching system will be provided to create more opportunities for business meetings. Not only can appointments be arranged between visitors and exhibitors, but also between exhibitors, too.
Events and Seminars for Students
At every JIMTOF exhibition, events and seminars for science students are undertaken in order to expand their awareness of and interest in the manufacturing industry as well as to increase the number of workers in the field. JIMTOF 2022 will hold the “Top Seminar by Machine Tool Manufacturers for Students,” in which the management and young engineers from various machine tool manufacturers will introduce the importance and appeal of machine tools, which are at the cutting edge of manufacturing; the excellence of working in the machine tool industry as well as “Introductory Seminar for Students on the Manufacturing Industry”. Under the theme of “Passing the Torch My journey as space robot engineer” Ms. Satoko OTSUKA, Senior Engineer, Human Spaceflight Technology Center, Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will give a special lecture.
A machine tool specialized exhibition, JIMTOF is regarded as one of the largest international technology exhibitions in the world, which introduces machine tools and their surrounding machines as a whole range exhibition for manufacturing companies and institutions. It also introduces the latest and most cutting-edge technologies and products in the area of machine tools. JIMTOF has been held biennially for over 50 years since 1962, and marks its 60th anniversary in 2022. In JIMTOF 2022, products of a variety of industries including Metal Cutting Machine Tools, Metal Forming Machine Tools, Machine Tool Accessories, Tools for Machines (cutting tools & wear-resistant tools), Diamond and CBN Tools, Grinding Wheels and Abrasives, Gears and Gear Devices, Oil Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Water Hydraulic Machinery, Precision Measuring Machines and Instruments, Optical Measuring Instruments, Testing Machinery and CAD/CAM, among others, will be exhibited, and the latest information of products and technologies will be shown to visitors. JIMTOF has an established reputation as an exhibition where visitors can obtain the latest information on a variety of products used in the manufacturing industry.