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WCTC 2024 in Japan: A great event in Osaka

The successful World cutting tools confernce (WCTC) in Osaka ended on 24 May! This year's networking highlight of the cutting tool industry in 2024 [...]

Federico Costa new ECTA President

European Cutting Tool Association under Italian leadership “As President of ECTA I will contribute to sustainably strengthening the competitive [...]

Statement on the occasion of the annual press conference of the VDMA Precision Tools Association on January 17, 2023

On January 17, 2023, ECTA President Markus Horn gave a detailed overview outlining the economic situation of European cutting tool [...]

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 [...]


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.