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WCTC 2024 will take place in Japan!

We are pleased to announce that the next World Cutting Tool Conference (WCTC) will be held in Japan on 21-24 May 2024, kindly hosted by JTA.  We [...]

ECTA Conference 2023: Registration now open!

ECTA will hold the European Cutting Tool Conference from 25 - 27 May in San Sebastián, Spain, at invitation of AFM. At the invitation of ECTA's [...]

ECTA: European cutting tool manufacturers see fundamentally positive signals for 2022 

On January 25, 2022, ECTA President Markus Horn gave a detailed overview outlining the economic situation of European cutting tool manufacturers and [...]

ECTA President Markus Horn re-elected

"In times as challenging as they are at present, it is particularly valuable for companies in Europe to have a joint platform for the exchange of [...]


The European manufacturers of cutting tools and clamping devices and their national associations have joined together in the European association ECTA – European Cutting Tools Association. Getting to know each other, exchanging experiences, co-operating – there are numerous topics which the European companies in the branch urgently want to discuss among themselves, and with their customers, suppliers and co-operation partners. ECTA offers the optimal platform for this.

The principal aim of ECTA is to act as the central organization for furthering the interests of all European cutting tool manufacturing and to take action which may be considered necessary in the interest of the industry and members.