|Organization Name||Japan Cutting & Wear-resistant Tool Association (JTA)|
|Established||June 3, 2015|
|Number of Members||127 (as of October 2016)|
|Production Items||Cutting tools (drills, reamers, endmills, cutters, taps and dies, gear cutting tools, broaches, turning tools, cutting blades, indexable inserts, diamond/CBN tools)
Rolling tools (roller dies, flat dies, gear-cutting dies)
Wear-resistant tools (tips, molds and dies, dies/plugs, rolls, machine parts, electronic products)
Construction tools (tips, bits, rods)
Medical tools (drills, apparatuses, operation instruments)
Tool-related services (tool grinding machines, resharpening, coating, recycling )
Tool materials (special steel, cemented carbide, cermet, ceramic, diamond/CBN sintered material)
|Members' Production Value||459 billion yen (fiscal 2015)|
|Activities||(1) Implementing and developing promotion of the tool industry for machines
(2) Researching production, shipment, and import/export
(3) Pursuing technologies, development, safety, and standardization
(4) Addressing environmental issues
(5) Researching recruiting and personnel training and presenting awards for technology development, environmental conservation, and contribution to the industry
(6) Securing raw materials and studying resource saving measures
(7) Facilitating domestic/international exchanges in related industries
(8) Researching and implementing trade promotion
(9) Communicating and cooperating with concerned authorities and organizations and offering recommendations to them
(10) Other activities necessary to achieve missions of the JTA
March 29, 1948:
The Japan Solid Cutting Tools' Association (JSCTA) was established as an association for special steel tools.
Since then, the JSCTA had been developing for 67 years as an association for solid tools made of special steel, cemented carbide, diamond or CBN.
April 10, 1948:
The Japan Cemented Carbide Tool Manufacturer's Association (JCTMA) was established as an association for cemented carbide and tools made of it.
Since then, the JCTMA had been developing for 67 years as an association for superhard material and tools made of it, including diamond and CBN tools.
June 3, 2015:
The two associations were merged to establish the Japan Cutting & Wear-resistant Tool Association (JTA).
The JTA star ted as the nation's largest association for tools for machines, including special steel, cemented carbide, diamond and CBN tools, and has been evolving until now.