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TMBA / 04. 20. 2022

Export Performance

According to the data provided by Taiwan Customs Administration, Ministry of Finance, the total export value of machine tool accessory, including Work Holders, Dividing Heads and Other Special Attachments for Machine Tools, Parts and Accessories for Metal Cutting Machine Tools, Parts and Accessories for Metal Forming Machine Tools, Ball Screws, and Ball or Roller Linear Side Guides, was US$2.138 billion in 2021, up 58.6% compared to 2020’s export value of US$1,405 million. In terms of quarterly export value, the total export value for the fourth quarter of 2021 was US$581 million, an increase of 3.4% compared to the third quarter of 2021. Please refer to Table 1 for detailed statistics.

Major Export Markets for Machine Tool Accessory

In terms of major exporting country of Taiwan machine tool accessory in 2021, China (including Hong Kong) is the largest market with a total export value of US$1.35 billion, up 49.9% from 2020; followed by Japan, with total exports of US$121 million, up 65.4% from 2020, followed by the United States, the Netherlands, Korea, India, Italy, Germany, Thailand, and Turkey. Please refer to Table 2 for detailed statistics.



Import Performance
Total import value of Taiwan machine tool accessory in 2021 was US$275 million, up 44.5% from 2020. In terms of quarterly imports, total imports in Q4 2021 was US$73.81 million, a 6% increase compared to Q3 2021. Please refer to Table 9 for detailed statistics.


Major Import Markets for Machine Tool Accessory 
In terms of major import countries of Taiwan machine tool accessory, Japan is the most important import country, accounting for 35.2% of the total imports. Second is China (including Hong Kong) with imports of US$85.55 million, up 64.1% from 2020. Germany is in third place, with imports of nearly US$27.62 million, up 31.3% from 2020, followed by Italy, Switzerland, the United States, the United Kingdom, Korea, Romania and Vietnam. Please refer to Table 10 for detailed statistics.

TMBA / 04. 20. 2022

According to the data provided by Taiwan Customs Administration, Ministry of Finance, analyzed by Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders’ Association (TMBA), the cumulative import value of Taiwan machine tool in 2021 was US$971 million, representing a 42.6% increase from 2020. Among them, the import value of metal cutting machine tool was US$862 million in 2021, an increase of 47.3% compared to 2020. The import value of metal forming machine tool was nearly US$110 million, 
an increase of 14.1% compared to 2020. If compared to the previous month, the import value of machine tool in December 2021 declined 19% compared to November 2021, with the imports of metal cutting machine tool declined by 18.2% and the imports of metal forming machine tool decreased by 26%.

Analyzed by the machine type, the first place in the import of metal cutting machine tool is electric, laser and ultrasonic tools, with an import value of nearly US$425 million, accounting for 43.8% of the total import value, and a significant increase of 51% compared with 2020. The second largest import is lathe, with US$148 million, accounting for 15.2% of total imports, and 78.2% growth compared to 2020. The main importing countries are Japan, China (including Hong Kong) and Thailand, please refer to Table 11 for detailed statistics.


Major Import Markets for Machine Tools
Analyzed by the importing country (region), the top ten countries (regions) for Taiwan's machine tool imports in 2021 are: Japan, China (including Hong Kong), Germany, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, Korea, Italy, the United States, and Israel, in order. Taiwan's imports of machine tool from Japan accounted for 52% of the total imports, amounting to US$505 million, up 54.7% compared to 2020. Japan and China (including Hong Kong) mainly imported electric discharge, laser, and ultrasonic tools, while Germany mainly imported planing, inserting, drawing, sawing, and gear cutting tools. For detailed statistics, please refer to Table 12.

In the face of the normalization of the pandemic, due to several issues, such as material shortage, manpower shortage, port congestion, and soaring sea freight, , which used to be cost and efficiency oriented, the global supply chain structure has changed to a safe and stable regional supply chain, and the industry's long chain has become a short chain in response to the rapidly recovering market demand. This wave of supply chain shift and restructuring is driving the global economy and trade, and driving a new wave of demand for machine tools. Mizuho Bank of Japan predicts that the global machine tool market will grow by 17.5% in 2021 compared to 2020, and that capital outflows from industries in North America and Europe will continue to grow, resulting in a steady recovery of machine tool orders in the global market.

Cumulative exports reached US$2.783 billion in 2021, up 29.1% from 2020.

According to the data provided by Taiwan Customs Administration, Ministry of Finance, analyzed by Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders’ Association (TMBA), Taiwan machine tool exports reached total US$2.783 billion in 2021, a 29.1% increase from 2020. Among them, metal cutting machine tool exports grew 29.2% to US$2.304 billion, while metal forming machine tool exports grew 29% to US$0.479 billion. The machine tool export value in December 2021 declined by 7.8% compared with November 2021, with metal cutting machine tool exports declining by 11.5% and metal forming machine tool exports growing by 11.2%.

In 2021, the major export type of metal cutting machine tool was Machining Centers, with an export value of US$941 million, up 34% from 2020; Lathes ranked second, with an export value of US$590 million, up 32.4% from 2020. As to the exports of metal forming machine tool, Forging and stamping machines was about US$378 million, an increase of 28.6% compared to 2020, please refer to Table 1 for detailed statistics.


Major Export Markets for Machine Tool
Analyzed by export countries (regions), the top ten countries (regions) for Taiwan's machine tool exports in 2021 are: China (including Hong Kong), USA, Turkey, Russia, Vietnam, Thailand, India, the Netherlands, Italy, and Malaysia. Among them, Taiwan's exports to China (including Hong Kong) amounted to nearly US$911 million, an increase of 20.4% over 2020, accounting for 32.7% of the total exports; the U.S. market ranked second, with exports of nearly US$323 million, an increase of 18.3% over 2020, accounting for 11.6% of the total exports; Turkey ranked third, with exports of 241 million. Turkey ranked third, with exports of US$241 million, a significant increase of 46.2% compared to 2020, accounting for 8.7% of the total exports. For detailed statistics, please refer to Figures 1 to 2 and Table 2.



BLIKSEN / 05. 25. 2022

BLIKSEN was founded in 1989 and is located in the Tainan Yongkang Technology Industrial Park, in Taiwan. We are a complete one-stop sheet metal processing service with our own factory. Our services range from sheet metal design to expansion drawings, laser cutting, punching, bending, welding and powder coating.

The investments we have made in fully automated equipment, enhanced ERP system management, quality PDCA cycle, American Welding Association inspector certification and new product flow, improve production efficiency by using process data, visualization, and precision engineering. All the above are a reflection of BLIKSEN’s commitment to providing our customers with the most accurate sheet metal processing services available in the market.

Why choose us?

  • Familiar with US semiconductor equipment manufacturer standards
    The top three semiconductor equipment manufacturers in the world are our customers.
  • Diversified sheet metal processing technology
    The applicatin we have been served includes plastic injection machines, work machines, various indoor and outdoor distribution boxes, semiconductor process equipment, FPD process equipment, network communication equipment, AOI optical inspection equipment, etc.
  • A specialised division of the sheet metal team
    Each project will have its dedicated team composed of business, development technology, manufacturing technology, and quality management members.
  • About 10 years of export experience
    We started exporting sheet metal products to over the world in 2014. We ship to North America, Europe, Northeast Asia, South Asia and Australia by express, air and sea.
  • Value corporate sustainability
    BLIKSEN’s vision is to be the most precise and most reliable sheet metal processing company and become a leading manufacturer in the sheet metal industry in Taiwan. We attach great importance to information and environmental security, continue to cooperate with industry, government and academia, and invest in Taiwan for a long time, creating hundreds of job opportunities.

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YIH KUAN / 05. 23. 2022

Getting 5-Axis milling machining services

CNC machining solutions are quite significant, and you may select from a variety of them based on the project and demands that you have for your items. A manufacturing business may provide you with 5-axis services, for example. The machining type in question contains three linear axes and two rotary axes along with an angle head, which might be in the form of a rotary table or rotary axes just on crank shaft and headstock. 5-axis milling is a sophisticated solution, particularly for complex components that demand great accuracy. The precision is substantially greater since all characteristics are done in one setup.


◆What are the benefits of 5-Axis milling machine services

The 5-axis technique makes it relatively easy to create complicated forms in a single step, significantly decreasing machining time, mistakes, and tool costs for the work at hand. As a consequence, you'll get quicker, more accurate, and more inexpensive outcomes for your production job.


Because the head may be lowered and the cutter directed to the surface, this form of machining allows for the use of smaller cutting tools. As a consequence, a greater cutting speed is reached, as well as a significant reduction in tool vibration, all of which contribute to attaining the best outcomes, regardless of the work at hand.


CNC machining is capable of handling exceedingly complicated pieces made from solids that would normally need casting. High-temperature alloys such as tool stainless steel, brass, titanium, Alloy, tungsten, copper, sterling silver, carbon steel, and bronze may all be milled with the five axis milling. It can also handle polycarbonate, acetal, PP, ABS, and nylon, among other materials.


When it concerns to drilling holes, machining saves time. When drilling a sequence of holes with compound angles, it takes a long time, but with the machine, it's simple to automatically position the head along the appropriate axis for each hole. As a result, hole drilling has been simplified and may be accomplished more quickly utilizing 5-axis machining or machining.


◆Things to consider before you go ahead with 5-Axis CNC machine services

When looking for machining services, look for a company that has been in business for a long time. Keep in mind that machining service expertise may have a significant impact on the quality of work and turnaround time. For the finest experience, choose a dependable and trustworthy manufacturer.


The factory's five-axis CNC milling equipment are also extremely crucial to consider. The greater the machine's quality, the better the consistency with which your product outcomes are delivered. The equipment should be in good working order so that you can get the results you want in a short amount of time.


Affordability of the service should also be examined. The costs should correspond to the final product quality. Keep in mind that the service price is determined on the raw materials utilized. Before deciding on the finest you can afford, consider what materials the manufacturer can handle and your demands.


◆Starting your own business to offer CNC machine services

Since there is a high demand for 5-Axis CNC machining, you may think about starting your own business around it as well. This is where you should think about getting the best quality milling machine available out there. Then you can offer an impressive service to your customers and get them to buy what you offer. Make sure that you pay special attention to specific features such as the angle head, as they can contribute a lot towards the overall functionality that you can get out of the machine.

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