Objective of Japan Forming Machinery Association
By striving to enhance manufacturing, distributing, trading of metal forming machinery and enforcement of related policies, and other various measures, our objective is to devote ourselves to the sound development of metal-forming industry as well as the progress of our entire industry, and contribute to the prosperity of the national economy.
( President, KOMATSU INDUSTRIES CORP. )
Products scope of Forming Machinery
Those metal forming machines as servo press, mechanical press, hydraulic press, forging machine, punching press, shearing machine, bending machine, laser cutting machine, plasma cutting machine, etc., and their automation equipment, safety equipment and parts/tooling/service are included.
Number of Members
As of August 1st, 2023, members of the Association consist of 111 companies.
Kikaishinko Bldg. 3-5-8 Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011 Japan
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History of the Association
Japan Forming Machinery Society was established on December 1, 1948, and approved as an incorporated body, Japan Forming Machinery Association (JFMA), on June 15, 1984 by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (presently, called “Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry”), and received the industry first approval from the Cabinet Public Interest Approval Committee under the name of Prime Minister on March 18, 2009. Throughout 70 years and more, the association has been dedicating to the sound development of Forming Machinery Industry.
- Japan Forming Machinery Society was established on December 1.
- Move to Shitaya, Taitoh-ku. Received a trial order to manufacture the high performance press from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
- It was renamed to Japan Forming Machinery Association.
- Dispatched the first delegation to Overseas Machine Industries.
- 26 member companies of Japan Forming Machinery Association took part in the 1st. Japan International Machine Tool Fair Osaka. Published the association PR magazine “TAN-ATSU KIKAI”.
- Moved to Kikaishinko Building.
- Dispatched the delegations to investigate European and American machine industries.
- WG of Forming Machines was established and registered in ISO/TC39 (Machine tools).
- Dispatched the 1st delegation to the Machine Tool Fair (EMO) in Europe.
- Published the JIS draft “Safety rules of press machines”.
- Received industry designation for the employment adjustment subsidy system.
- Numerically controlled machines became applicable for the investment promotion tax system.
- The Association became an incorporated body.
- Launched a group of junior managements “21 Century Club”.
- Dispatched the delegation to the Japan–China industry symposium.
- Established the overseas group PL insurance system.
- Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) was revised in compliance with ISO Standards. Established the domestic group PL insurance system.
- Published the association PR magazine “Potential”.
- Launched the association internet website.Revived the industry newsletter “TAN-ATSU”.
- Drew up the industrial vision for the Forming Machinery Industry.
- Approved for transfer to General Incorporated Association, Japan Forming Machinery Association on April 1. Launched the 1st. MF-TOKYO 2009. Started “MF ECO-MACHINE Certification System” Renamed the newsletter to “METALFORM”.
- Established MF Technical Grand Prize. Dispatched the experts to ISO/TC39/SC10/WG1 meeting.
- Developed the association standard TI105, the safety requirements for fiber laser processing machines.
- Launched MF super specific self-inspection system.
- Collaborated with Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity to promote a joint effort of the industry and academia (jointresearch started from April, 2017).
- Celebrated the foundation of the 70th commemoration on November 16.