Objective of Japan Forming Machinery Association

日本鍛圧機械工業会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.
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Chairman


Masaharu Sakaki
( ADVISER, AMADA CO.,LTD)

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 April 1, 2021, members of the Association consist of 111 companies.

Office Address

Kikaishinko Bldg. 3-5-8 Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011 Japan
TEL: +81-3-3432-4579 FAX: +81-3-3432-4804

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.

History

1948
Japan Forming Machinery Society was established on December 1.
1951
Move to Shitaya, Taitoh-ku. Received a trial order to manufacture the high performance press from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
1957
It was renamed to Japan Forming Machinery Association.
1961
Dispatched the first delegation to Overseas Machine Industries.
1962
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”.
1968
Moved to Kikaishinko Building.
1970
Dispatched the delegations to investigate European and American machine industries.
1974
WG of Forming Machines was established and registered in ISO/TC39 (Machine tools).
1975
Dispatched the 1st delegation to the Machine Tool Fair (EMO) in Europe.
1980
Published the JIS draft “Safety rules of press machines”.
1982
Received industry designation for the employment adjustment subsidy system.
1983
Numerically controlled machines became applicable for the investment promotion tax system.
1984
The Association became an incorporated body.
1986
Launched a group of junior managements “21 Century Club”.
1990
Dispatched the delegation to the Japan–China industry symposium.
1992
Established the overseas group PL insurance system.
1995
Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) was revised in compliance with ISO Standards. Established the domestic group PL insurance system.
1998
Published the association PR magazine “Potential”.
2000
Launched the association internet website.Revived the industry newsletter “TAN-ATSU”.
2006
Drew up the industrial vision for the Forming Machinery Industry.
2009
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”.
2010
Established MF Technical Grand Prize. Dispatched the experts to ISO/TC39/SC10/WG1 meeting.
2013
Developed the association standard TI105, the safety requirements for fiber laser processing machines.
2014
Launched MF super specific self-inspection system.
2017
Collaborated with Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity to promote a joint effort of the industry and academia (jointresearch started from April, 2017).
2018
Celebrated the foundation of the 70th commemoration on November 16.