JIMTOF 2020 goes online

The Japan Machine Tool Builders’ Association and Tokyo Big Sight Inc. have decided to hold the JIMTOF 2020 exhibition online on the website for 12 days from 16 to 27 November 2020.

JIMTOF 2020, which was scheduled to be held in December of this year, was cancelled, but it has been decided to hold an online exhibition in response to the need for new-product announcements and opportunities for business talks, say the organisers.

JIMTOF 2020 Online is the online exhibition where cutting-edge machine tools and the related equipment and technologies are gathered from around the world and used as a platform for sophisticated communications. In addition to being able to introduce new products and technologies through providing videos and materials, the organisers will support participants to realise fruitful business talks, including the acquisition of high-quality leads through the provision of participant data. They are also planning to hold a full range of joint events, such as webinars and programmes for students.

Details of various plans are scheduled to be announced gradually as and when they are finalised and applications for exhibitors are scheduled to start in early September 2020. Applications can be made through the JIMTOF official website.

A machine tool specialised exhibition, JIMTOF is regarded as one of the largest international technology exhibitions in the world that introduces machine tools and related equipment, tooling and other accessories for manufacturing companies and institutions. JIMTOF has been held biennially for over 50 years since 1962.

At JIMTOF 2020 products of a variety of industries including machine tools (metal cutting and metal forming), machine tool accessories, tools for machines (cutting tool and wear resistant tools), diamond, CBN tools, grinding wheels and abrasives, gears and gear devices, oil hydraulic, water hydraulic and pneumatic machinery, precision measuring machines and instruments, optical measuring instruments, testing machinery, and controller and related software (CAD/CAM) will be exhibited, and the latest information about products and technologies will be shown to the visitors.

It is planned that JIMTOF 2022 will be held in Tokyo Big Sight in the autumn of 2022.