The 27th JIMTOF Exhibition held in Tokyo was a great success this year. The biennial exhibition showcases products for a variety of industries, including machine tools, machine accessories, high-speed steel tools, precision measuring and software.
JIMTOF is one of the most highly regarded international machine tool fairs that provides a vast array of new technologies as well as conferences talking about the innovative products showcased.
Kieran McNamara, General Manager for CNC Machine Tools at Headland Machinery, attended the week long event and said there was a great variety of product on show.
“JIMTOF is a great chance to see new technology that will be released in the coming months, especially from Makino and Nakamura-Tome,” Kieran says.
“Makino promoted their Makino T1, which is said to deliver the flexibility and productivity needed for any shape and any material,
“The exhibition didn’t disappoint with the range of new innovations present at the fair. It certainly set the bar high for the next event to be held in 2016,” he says.
The JIMTOF exhibition is not only a great way to see new technology, but it also provides guests with the opportunity to embark on cultural tours such as visiting the historically significant and beautiful city of Kanazawa, located on the west coast of Japan approximately 475 kilometres west of Tokyo. One of the main attractions of this beautiful city is the traditional Ninja Temple “Myoryuji Ninjadera”.
Another amazing incentive for visiting JIMTOF is the chance to visit specialist Machine Tool builders such as Makino and Nakamura-Tome. Headland were guests at Nakamura-Tome, where representatives were given exclusive access to the manufacturers’ headquarters.
The touring group witnessed firsthand why Nakamura-Tome is regarded as the premier manufacturer of CNC lathes and multifunction machines tools from Japan. They saw Nakamura-Tome’s traditional hand crafted machine tools traditionally aligned and assembled using the time honoured “hand scraping” method.
The next JIMTOF event will be held in 2016, so mark it in your calendars and make sure you head to this great event.