Outline of the 18th International Machine Tool Engineers’ Conference (IMEC 2018)

1. Name: The 18th International Machine Tool Engineers’ Conference (IMEC 2018)

2. Aim: IMEC is the international conference led by the industrialists. This conference aims at promoting level up of worldwide machine tool engineering by information exchange with participation of worldwide researchers, engineers, users and dealers related with machine tool.

3. Organizers: Japan Machine Tool Builders’ Association, Tokyo Big Sight Inc.

4. Supporting Organizations(*tentative)
   euspen(European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology)
     KSMTE (Korean Society of Manufacturing Technology Engineers)

   The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, The Japan Society for Precision Engineering,
   The Japan Society for Abrasive Technology, The Robotics Society of Japan,
   The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan, The Institute of Electronics,
   Information and Communication Engineers, Japan Welding Society,
   The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers, The Institute of Systems, Control and Information Engineers,
   SME Japan Chapter, Machine Tool Foundation*, 
Japan Society for the Promotion of Machine Industry,
   Advanced Machining Technology & Development Association, Machine Tool & Related Products Committee,
   The Japan Machinery Federation, Japan Machine Tool Importers’ Association,
   Japan Die&Mold Industry Association, 
The Japan Society for Die and Mould Technology,
   Japan Foundry Society, Inc., The Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies,
   Japan Auto Parts Industries Association, Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Inc.,
   Japan Management Association, The Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association,
   The Japan Society Of Industrial Machinery Manufacturers, The Japan Bearing Industry Association,
   Japan Robot Association, The Japan Welding Engineering Society, 
   The International Academy for Production Engineering

 *Machine Tool & Related Products Committee
      Japan Precision Machine Association, Japan Forming Machinery Association,
      Japan Machine Accessory Association, Japan Gear Manufacturers Association, Japan Fluid Power Association, 
      Japan Grinding Wheel Association, Japan Cutting & Wear-resistant Tool Association,
      Industrial Diamond Association of Japan, Japan Precision Measuring Instruments Manufacturers Association, 
     Japan Optical Measuring Instruments Manufacturers’ Association, Japan Testing Machinery Association

 5. Conference Secretariat: 
     Secretary of IMEC, Technical Department,
 Japan Machine Tool Builders’ Association (JMTBA)
3-5-8, Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011, Japan
Tel: +81-3-3434-3961   Fax: +81-3-3434-3763
     E-Mail: IMEC18@jmtba.or.jp  URL:https://www.jmtba.or.jp/english/events/1543/

Ⅰ.Oral Sessionーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーー
  Oral session conducts productive discussions among participants, also mainly consists of the speech for the results of advanced research and development on machine tools in the world to aim at innovative advancement of the machine tool in the future.
  This time, Oral session is held under the theme “Exploring Emerging Technologies of Manufacturing Innovation”.

1. Date: November 4th (Sun.) – 5th (Mon.), 2018

2. Venue: Reception Hall A (Ground floor), Tokyo Big Sight

3. Main Theme: Exploring Emerging Technologies of Manufacturing Innovation

    Keynote Theme: Machine Tools Responding to the Changing Production Environment
    Technical Theme 1: Smart Factories Utilizing IoT and AI
    Technical Theme 2: The Current and Future of Metal Additive Manufacturing
    Technical Theme 3: Machine Tools with New Functions and Structures

4. Maximum Number of Participants: 300 (on a first come, first served basis.)

5. Official languages: English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation service)

6. Registration Fee: 10,000 Yen for One day, 20,000 Yen for Two days, per person (including tax)
   ”Proceedings” Fee is separately, 10,000 yen (including tax)

7. Oral session program  

Main Theme:Future Monozukuri Now into View

November 4th(Sun.) Day 1

●09:10 ~ 09:20 Opening Address
  Mr. Yukio Iimura, Chairperson of Japan Machine Tool Builders’ Association
  Prof. Dr. Hidenori Shinno, Chairperson of Organizing Committee

Keynote Session “Machine Tools Responding to the Changing Production Environment

  Chairperson:Prof. Dr. Hidenori Shinno (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  Co-Chairperson:Dr. Atsushi Ieki (Okuma Corp.)

●09:20 ~ 09:30 Chairperson’s Address
●09:30 ~ 10:20 Keynote Speech
Forming different machine tool companies to a united group by common strategies”
          Mr. Stephan Nell, CEO, United Grinding Group AG(Switzerland)
●10:20 ~ 10:40 Coffee Break
●10:40 ~ 11:30 Keynote Speech
Large-scale rocket engine manufacturing with hybrid-additive/ subtractive machine tool”
          Mr. Andrew Duggleby, Propulsion Advanced Manufacturing & Integration Manager,
Mr. Kevin Zagorski, Senior Propulsion Advanced Manufacturing & Integration Engineer
                              Virgin Orbit(U.S.A)
11:30 ~ 12:20 Keynote Speech
         ”Research on Machine Tools in Germany – related infrastructure, public support,
                              selected projects

          Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael F. Zaeh, Department of Mechanical Engineering,
                              TUM, Technical University of Munich(Germany)

●12:20 ~ 12:30 Q & A for Keynote session
●12:30 ~ 12:45  Awards ceremony for the Poster Session
●12:45 ~ 13:30 Lunch Break


Technical Session 1 “Smart Factories Utilizing IoT and AI”

 Chairperson:  Prof. Dr. Keiichi Shirase (Kobe University)
 Co-Chairperson:Mr. Yasuhiko Suzuki (Yamazaki Mazak Corp.)

●13:30 ~ 13:40 Chairperson’s Address
●13:40 ~ 14:25 Speech
         ”Production system for Mass customization

                            Mr. Yuichiro Tsuchiya, Executive Officer S.I.T. Division, 
                            MAKINO Milling Machine Co., LTD. (Japan)

●14:25 ~ 15:10 Speech
         ”Smart factory realized by the integration Smart Manufacturing and Smart Machine
                            Mr. Katsunori Kunimitsu, General Manager, FA R&D Department, Okuma Corporation (Japan)
●15:10 ~ 15:30 Coffee Break
●15:30 ~ 16:15 Speech
         ”Manufacturing Innovation with AI”

          Mr. Takayuki Tamai, Assistant General Manager-R&D Administration Division,
                            Vice General Manager -FIELD Promotion Division, Manager-AI Research Department,
                            Basic Research Laboratory, FANUC CORPORATION(Japan)

●16:15 ~ 17:00 Speech
           ”“Smart Factory where humans have the lead role” that JTEKT is working on

                           Mr. Toshio Aono, Executive Technical Advisor, IoE Promotion Office,
                           JTEKT Corporation (Japan)

●17:00 ~ 17:10 Q & A for Technical Session 1

November 5th(Mon.) Day 2

Technical Session 2 “The Current and Future of Metal Additive Manufacturing”

 Chairperson:Prof. Dr. Hiroyuki Sasahara (Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology)
 Co-Chairperson:Mr. Koichi Amaya (Matsuura Machinery Corp.)

●09:00 ~ 09:10 Chairperson’s Address
●09:10 ~ 10:00 Keynote Speech
           ”Large-Part Metal Additive Manufacturing: Industrial Adoption Trends and a Technical Overview

                            Dr. Takashi Ishide, Fellow, MITSUBISHI Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Japan)
●10:00 ~ 10:50 Keynote Speech
                          “Latest AM technology and expansion of real applications”

                            Prof. Yuji Kageyama, Graduate School of Engineering, Kanazawa Institute of Technology (Japan)
●10:50 ~ 11:10 Coffee Break
●11:10 ~ 11:55 Speech
                          “Advantage and Challenge of Hybrid Metal 3D Printer.

                            Mr. Tetsushi Midorikawa, Senior Manager, Additive manufacturing Technology,
                            Engineering Division, Matsuura Machinery Corporation (Japan)

●11:55 ~ 12:40  Speech
                          “Next generation process innovation with the HYBRID multi-tasking machines

                           Mr. Kazuya Horibe, Division Manager, Solution ENG Division,
                           YAMAZAKI MAZAK Corporation (Japan)

●12:40 ~ 12:50  Q & A for Technical Session 2
●12:50 ~ 13:50  Lunch Break


Technical Session 3 “Machine Tools with New Functions and Structures”

 Chairperson:Prof. Dr. Naohiko Sugita (The University of Tokyo)
 Co-Chairperson: Mr. Kazuhiro Takeuchi (Toshiba Machine Co., Ltd.)

●13:50 ~ 14:00 Chairperson’s Address
●14:00 ~ 14:50 Keynote Speech
                            “Mineral casting for Mechanical Engineering

                              Mr. Fabian Werner , CEO, RAMPF (Taicang) Co.,Ltd(Germany)
●14:50 ~ 15:35  Speech
                           ”The Newest Machine Tool Structural Design and
                               Processing Technology Accomplishing Super Precision Processing

                             Mr. Ryota Shindo, Director/General Manager, Engineering Dept., Nagase Integrex Corp. (Japan)
●15:35 ~ 15:55  Coffee Break
●15:55 ~ 16:40  Speech
                           ”Introduction of latest gear cutting technology, the Super Skiving System”

                            Mr. Yukihisa Nishimura, Director, Engineering Headquarters,
                            Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool Co., Ltd. (Japan)

●16:40 ~ 17:25  Speech
                           ”ULTRASONIC machining:advanced technology for challenging materials

                             Dr. Jens Ketelaer, Technical Site Director ULTRASONIC, SAUER GmbH(Germany)
●17:25 ~ 17:35  Q & A for Technical Session 3


II.Poster Sessionーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーー

 Poster session conducts discussions and technical exchange among researchers and engineers of machine tools by widely announcing the results of advanced research and development on machine tool from universities, technical colleges, public laboratories by poster format. In this session, all visitors of JIMTOF have an opportunity to discuss directly with presenter of poster session. 
Briefing Assistants of each exhibitor shall provide explanations about research contents on 1 to 4 pm, November 3 and 4, 2018.




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