Forum - Machine Tool

Title The technology trend, the challenge and strategy for the machine tool Industry
Time 10/02 (Thur.) 11:00 a.m.
Location International Hall, Auditorium
Host Prof. Kuang-Chao Fan, National Taiwan University
Panelist Mr. Benjamin B.C. Jan, Precision Machinery Research Development Center
Mr. Ronny Chiang, LitzHitech Corp.
Mr. Rock Liao, Quaser Machine Tools
For machine tool manufacturers in Taiwan, how to master the technology trend and improve the added-on values of existing machine tools in response to the intensive competition globally will be the key to success in the future. A ninety-minute forum which focuses on strategy in developing machine tool technology will be held. The issue of how to integrate the R&D resources more effectively between machine tool manufacturers, the universities and research institutes, how to enhance the research ability of existing R&D personnel of manufactures, and how to attract students with potentials to involve in the future machine tool technology development will be addressed.


Host Prof. Kuang-Chao Fan
Affiliation National Taiwan University
Title Lifetime Distinguished Professor
Kuang-Chao Fan received a PhD degree in mechanical engineering from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in UK in 1984. He is the lifetime distinguished professor and Zhong-Juo Zhang Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of National Taiwan University. He is a fellow of SME, ISNM, CSME and CIAE. His current research interests include manufacturing metrology, precision machining, machine tool technology, and micro/nano measurement.He has published more than 100 journal papers and 250 conference papers.

Panelist Mr. Benjamin B.C. Jan
Affiliation Precision Machinery Research Development Center
Title General Manager
Benjamin Jan was major in Marine Engineering. He received a master degree in Business Administration from Chaoyang University of Technology and also had a Post-Experience Certificate in Engineering Business Management of Warwick University in UK. His specialty domain is on the testing of machine tools and the machinery safety. He has been a general manager of Precision Machinery Research Development Center since 1998. In this period of time, he dedicated in R&D into the technologies of precision machinery and developed the killer application for Taiwan machine tool by ICT. The current major responsibility of PMC is to carry out solid training for the industry of machine tool. He wishes the young generation can catch up the trend of research and have the ability to be the person who enterprises want.

Panelist Mr. Ronny Chiang
Affiliation LitzHitech Corp.
Title Vice President
Ronny Chiang received a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Cheng Kung University in 1985. He was an associate researcher at Mechanical Research Laboratory of ITRI in Hsinchu city. He leaded the R&D department and later became the director of the President Office at Leadwell Corp. His current jobs are leading the R&D, QC and Oversea Sales departments at Litz Hitech Corp. He delicates himself in design, manufacturing and international cooperation of Machine Tool.

Panelist Mr. Rock Liao
Affiliation Quaser Machine Tools
Title President
Rock Liao, Master degree of mechanical engineering from National Chung Cheng University. 33-year- experience in machine tool field including machine center, turning center, laser cutting & 5 axes application.