TIMTOS Turns 25

See a slideshow that includes images and information about new machining technology spotted at this year’s Taipei International Machine Tool Show in Taiwan.


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This You-Ji VTL spotted at TIMTOS (available in the U.S. from Absolute Machine Tools) combines a vertical ram with a horizontal ram that can reach past wide diameters to turn difficult-to-access surfaces.

TIMTOS, Taiwan’s Taipei International Machine Tool Show, held its 25th edition in March. It is currently the world’s fifth-largest machine tool show.

The first TIMTOS I attended was in 2011, and this year marked my third trip to see the show. One thing I appreciate is that for each show, the president of Taiwan, Dr. Ying-Jeou Ma, has attended the opening ceremony and toured the show floor, recognizing the important role that manufacturing plays in Taiwan’s economy.

I have noticed that the level of domestic machining technology at TIMTOS has increased over the years coinciding with a larger presence of automated demonstrations. This slideshow includes images and information about these and other new machining technology I spotted at this year’s show.