Our colleagues at the Japan Cutting & Wear-resistant Tool Association (JTA) have launched the programme and bookings for the World Cutting Tool Conference which they are hosting from 21st to 24th May in Osaka.

The World Cutting Tool Conference is held every three years, although this edition has been delayed due to the impact of the Covid pandemic (the last World Conference was held in Germany in 2019).

The outline programme is now available, along with some of the key speakers during the event;  those already announced include:

  • Mr Yu Yamamoto, Powertrain Manufacturing Base Technology Dept., Toyota Motor Corporation
  • Mr Nobu Okada, Founder and CEO, Astroscale Holdings (Realization of a Sustainable Space Environment and Entrepreneurship in the Reiwa Era)
  • Mr Atsushi Saika, General manager, Robot System Dept, Robot Division, Nachi-Fujikoshi Corp. (Introduction examples and latest trends of robot automation at processing sites using processing machine)
  • Mr Takashi Matsumura, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo Denki University

You can get more details of the event, including details of the remaining sponsorship packages, from the event website at https://www.wctc2024.com

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