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Taiwan Machine Tools | December 8, 2016

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Hiwin, Siemens ink ‘smart’ deal

2016-11-25 |

Machinery maker Hiwin Technologies Corp (上銀) and Siemens AG yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding, vowing to create a “smart” machinery industry.

Hiwin and Siemens are to work together to integrate machine tools and “smart” controllers in a bid to enhance the value chain of Taichung’s machine tool industry.

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Taiwan Machine Tool Makers Pursuing Future Excellence with Japan

2016-11-21 |

Tokyo, November 17, 2016 – JIMTOF is Asia’s biggest machine tools show. This year, 75 Taiwanese exhibitors participated in JIMTOF, which accounted for one-fourth of the participating overseas exhibitors.

80% of Taiwan-made machine tools are exported to over 138 countries across the world, making the small island nation of Taiwan the world’s 5th largest exporter of machine tools in 2015.

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TMTS 2016 – The Mass Production Era of the 5-Axis Machine Tool Has Arrived

2016-11-16 |

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TAICHUNG, Taiwan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Taiwan International Machine Tool Show (TMTS) was launched in 2010 by the Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders’ Association (TMBA), and has become one of the most important metalworking trade … Read More

VIDEO: Could Virtual Reality Be the Future of Factory Floor Planning?

2016-11-12 |

In mass production manufacturing, factories require a great number of tools and equipment, as well as the floor space to house them.

In the video above, we discuss how virtual reality (VR) devices are becoming the key to factory floor planning, cell development and maybe even the future of manufacturing trade events, with David Maa, Ph. D., general manager of the Industry 4.0 division at Fair Friend Group. Read More

TMBA gives conservative outlook for coming year

2016-11-10 |

The Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders’ Association (TMBA) yesterday gave a conservative industry outlook for next year, citing rising protectionism in the US.

From January through last month, machine tool shipments to the US, the second-largest export market, dropped by 9.8 percent annually to US$287 million due to weak demand, the association said.

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Taiwan Machine Tool Show – Committed to Industry – Activating Intelligent Manufacturing.Heading towards Industry 4.0

2016-10-28 |

TAICHUNG, Taiwan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–2016 Taiwan International Machine Tool Show is themed of “Activating Intelligent Manufacturing.Heading towards Industry 4.0” which is consistent with the world trend as a highlight at the exhibition this year. Organized by Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders’ Association, TMTS 2016 will be held on November 23rd-27th at Greater Taichung International Expo Center (GTIEC), located near THSR Taichung Station. The exhibition area will be 78,000 square meters with 700 exhibitors and 4,000 booths.

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Machine tool makers march toward Industry 4.0

2016-10-21 |

Machine tool makers in central Taiwan’s Taichung City are ramping up efforts to utilize smart manufacturing technologies in their production processes and product development so as to boost their international competitiveness.

These moves are in line with the government’s plan to transform the country into a global manufacturing hub for intelligent machinery and necessary as industry members increasingly face threats from regional competitors.

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Taiwan Machine Tool Show – Committed to Industry-Academy Cooperation & Manpower Cultivation

2016-10-20 |

Taiwan is the 4th largest machine tool export market in the world. 80% of Taiwan machine tool companies are located in Central Taiwan, where the world’s best machine tool cluster is formed, breeding numerous machinery savvy experts. As an important medium … Read More