What JIMTOF Had to Show Us

Although Japan’s big machine tool show follows quickly on the heels of Chicago’s IMTS, the displays at Tokyo’s Big Sight exhibition center offered a fresh look at some original technology and emerging developments of note. You can sample some of the most interesting exhibits at this slideshow.


Tokyo’s Big Sight, home to JIMTOF, is truly an eyeful, with the dramatic architecture
of its Conference Tower dominating the exhibit hall entrance area. Some stats:
690 exhibitors, 82,660 square meters of exhibit space, nearly 119,000 visitors.

Although JIMTOF, Japan’s big machine tool show, follows quickly on the heels of the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), the displays at Tokyo’s Big Sight international exhibition center offered a fresh look at some original technology and emerging developments, much of it not seen in Chicago. JIMTOF is entirely devoted to manufacturing technology, yet the show also reflects the culture of its home country. 

We present here some of the interesting and visually appealing snapshots from the show. Click here for the slideshow.