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Let’s See the Characteristic of Cutting Tools and

Why Japanese Cutting Tools are the Best Choice.














Cutting Tools?













 “Quick Fact”


・Used to machine a workpiece.

・Must be harder than the material which is to be cut, and must be able to withstand the heat generated in the metal-cutting process.

・The following properties are required for cutting tool material: Hardness, toughness, wear resistance...

・Divided into 4 categories: Drilling, milling, turning, rotary by application










“Difference from machine tools”


Cutting Tools - A small device mounted on the machine tool using some tool holding arrangements.


Machine Tools - The required relative motion between cutting tool and workpiece is provided by the machine tool.









“Examples of industrial application”







Automotive       Aerospace         Hydraulic           Military   











Why Japanese

Cutting Tools?









“Japanese craftsmanship”


Japanese products like automotive and machine tools are highly regarded for their quality, due to their traditional craftsmanship always chasing perfection.

To meet this requirement, thousands of small and medium-size companies continue improving their technology amongst fierce competition to ensure high quality. Especially, the technology for treating material is the first to be required.

As a consequence, cutting tools made in Japan has reached a world-class level.











“Increasing foreign demand”


According to Japan’s Ministry of Finance, the export value of the cutting tools has increased by almost 40% in these 11 years despite the impact of the 2008 financial crisis or the yen’s appreciation.

Furthermore, the export /production ratio has also steadily raised to the level of 40% from 27%, and it is predicted to keep growing firmly, which might mean the foreign demand would be expanding in the future.









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- Shoji Shirai, general manager of Asahi Shoko Co., Ltd.