JIMTOF 2022, the Japan International Machine Tool Fair, is one of the world’s largest machine tool exhibitions, organized by the Japan Machine Tool Builders’ Association (JMTBA) and Tokyo Big Sight Inc. From November 8 to November 13, 2022, it will be held at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan.
According to reports, JIMTOF 2022 will feature 1,086 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions around the world with 5,619 booths, including 59 exhibitors with 173 booths in the additive manufacturing (AM) area. JIMTOF 2022 will have 95 more booths than JIMTOF 2018.
The show’s theme is “The Present and Future of Cutting-Edge Manufacturing: Machine Tools and Smart Factories,” and it will feature 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.” In the section “Produce Machine Tools,”
Four major machine tool manufacturers will discuss the manufacturing industry challenges driving their smart factory initiatives. The section will encourage visitors to explore the future Monozukuri factory. A crosstalk show will be held in the special exhibits booth on Thursday, November 10 from 2:00 p.m., and a recorded video of the show will be broadcasted from the following day onwards. In the “Work by Machine Tool” section, visitors experience technology through a cross-sectional exhibition of products from Japan produced by innovative machine tools
There will also be a special exhibit titled “History and Tradition, Technology and Wisdom, Power to Make the Impossible Possible: The History of Japanese Jet Engine Development,” which will introduce IHI’s jet engine technology and demonstrate the high technical capabilities of jet engine technology backed by history and tradition.
Another special display, “A novel manufacturing technology for bringing life to your designs and inspiration—the development of next-generation industrial 3D printer technology,” will be on display in the AM area, thanks to the Technology Research Association for Future Additive Manufacturing’s collaboration (TRAFAM). TRAFAM’s previous 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,” will be featured in this exhibit.
Masamichi Okada, president of Primearth EV Energy Co., which is said to control the majority of the global hybrid vehicle battery market, will give the keynote address at JIMTOF 2022. Okada will present the possibilities for hydrogen and mobility as carbon neutrality becomes a global trend and people’s lives and businesses undergo major transformations under the theme “Monozukuri: The Frontier of a Carbon Neutral Era.” Other themes, such as 6G and the supercomputer “Fugaku,” are planned in addition to these lectures, and many lectures in the AM area have been scheduled.