JIMTOF 2022 (The 31st Japan International Machine Tool Fair) Announces the Program Details of its Special Symposium and its Special Display in the Additive Manufacturing (AM) Area

September 26, 2022 – 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 (Tue.) to November 13 (Sun.), 2022. The program details of the special symposium and special display in the "Additive Manufacturing (AM) Area in JIMTOF 2022," which will newly take place in the South Exhibition Hall as a Special Event, have been decided.

●Special Symposium in the Additive Manufacturing (AM) Area
Under the title of "Female engineers’ insight of manufacturing world", three young female engineers from the aerospace industry
— Ms. Chisato SEKIGAWA, Engineer / Flight Director, Human Spaceflight Technology Center,
Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
— Ms. Sakiko ISHIHARA, Assistant manager, Propulsion Engineering Group, Space
Development Department, Aero Engine, Space & Defense Business Area, IHI corporation
— Ms. Ayana BANNO, Research associate, Department of Aerospace Engineering, College of Science and Technology,
Nihon University,
will hold the special symposium in the Additive Manufacturing (AM) Area on November 9 (Wed.), from 10:00. In this symposium, the three female engineers will talk about various aspects of their work as well as their insights and valuable experiences they have gained from working in the manufacturing world, which will be moderated by Ms. Mihoko FUKUNAGA, Manager, Sales and Marketing Dept., IHI AEROSPACE Co., Ltd.

●Special Display in the Additive Manufacturing (AM) Area
JIMTOF 2022 will introduce a special display in the Additive Manufacturing (AM) area under the theme of "A novel manufacturing technology for bringing life to your designs and inspirations! -Development of next-generation industrial 3D printer technology-" by TRAFAM (Technology Research Association for Future Additive Manufacturing)” from November 8 (Tue.) to 13 (Sun.).

●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.

Note to Editors:
<About JIMTOF >
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 tool & wear-resistant tool), 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 the 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.

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