The gradual recovery of the machine tool market has caused many of China’s machine tool companies to breathe the long-lost fresh air, and many small and medium-sized enterprises have also received valuable “returning blood” time. In 2018, domestic machine tool market continued to improve. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, from January to May 2018, metal cutting machine tools produced a total of 232,000 units, a year-on-year increase of 5.5%, of which CNC metal cutting machines produced a total of 83,000 units, a year-on-year increase. 5.1%; metal forming machine tools produced a total of 110,000 units, an increase of 0.9%; metal cutting tools cumulative production of 1988.51 million pieces, down 10.9%; casting machinery cumulative production of 909,000 units, down 13.1%.
Orders continue to be gratifying. Core technologies still need to work hard.
As can be seen from the data, the output of China’s metal cutting machine tools and metal forming machine tools has increased, which also indicates that the domestic and international market demand is gradually expanding. Recently, the author often heard the words of the industry people saying that “the company’s orders have been placed next year, and there are no prototypes in the factory.” From a business perspective, this seems to be a good phenomenon. After all, Whether a company develops well, the first thing to see is whether it is profitable or not, and it can continue to receive orders, which proves to a large extent the strength of a company. At present, China’s economy has shifted from a high-speed growth stage to a high-quality development stage. The need to change the development mode, optimize the economic structure, and transform the growth momentum has become more and more urgent. This change has also directly affected the machine tool industry.
For the current machine tool industry, although the company’s orders continue, but to continue to develop, and in the fierce competition in the industry to highlight the encirclement, it is necessary to strengthen the core technology. Since the 20th century, the reason why the United States, Germany, Japan and other countries have maintained the status of manufacturing power for a long time is to maintain a leading position in core technologies in key fields such as equipment, materials, information and biology. Through long-term efforts, China has established a firm foothold in the manufacturing industry. However, compared with manufacturing powers, there is still a gap. In the final analysis, the cause of this gap is the lack of accumulation of core technologies, which has led to the transformation and upgrading of the machine tool industry. .
Recently, the Party Secretary and Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Miao Wei, wrote an article in “Seeking Truth”, “Strengthening Core Technology to Promote High-Quality Development of Manufacturing Industry”, and discussing the importance of strengthening core technology and the constraints of core technological innovation breakthroughs. And the policy focus of the core technology research. In particular, it is pointed out that in order to win market competition and revitalize the vitality of traditional industries, it is necessary to strengthen the high-end transformation of key technologies and advanced technologies and related processes, products and model innovations, and greatly increase labor productivity and product added value, and continue to move to the middle and high end. The level is moving forward.
Continuous improvement of innovation capabilities, many problems need to be solved
China’s current level of machine tools still ranks in the third camp of the world. As a developing country, modern industry starts late, has less accumulation, and has a weak foundation. This is our obvious weakness. In order to reach the forefront of the world machine tool industry, it is necessary to continue to promote technological innovation and industrial innovation. In order to master more core technologies, China has also made a lot of efforts over the years. However, the core technology is not solved in one go. It takes time to accumulate and the efforts of countless technicians to create.
Nowadays, China’s core technology research is also constrained by many factors, insufficient support for basic research, insufficient supply of key common technologies, insufficient coordination of innovation in production, education and research, and increasingly constraining the constraints of innovative talents.
In terms of basic research input, although China has continued to increase its efforts in recent years, it still shows the characteristics of weak original innovation capability and obvious short-term basic research. For a large number of small and medium-sized enterprises in China, low basic research, low investment, and weak ability are important reasons for restricting their development. Such a situation is reflected in the entire manufacturing industry, which leads to insufficient key technologies and slow progress. The effect is not good.
There is still a shortage of innovative talents in production, research and research, and the shortage of innovative talents engaged in core technology research and development. These problems require not only the work of one day, but the entire industry must work together and work together to obtain an effective solution.
Seize the golden period of industry development, the market prospect is worth looking forward to
The road to the development of China’s machine tool industry has never been smooth, but for many years we have not stopped moving forward. Looking back on the past and comparing the present, we have made great progress. Although it is not enough to be complacent, we can’t be arrogant. As the saying goes, “The soldiers who don’t want to be generals are not good soldiers.” To complete the ideals of the heart, the first thing to do is to have an ideal.
At present, the machine tool industry is in the golden period of development. The entire industry must also seize this rare historical opportunity. It will promote and nurture emerging industries with innovative breakthroughs in core technologies, give play to the decisive role of the market in resource allocation, and base on the current and future. Through the cooperation of the market, enterprises, government, education and other aspects, we will jointly complete the transformation and upgrading of the machine tool industry and launch a sprint toward the goal of manufacturing a strong country.
Post time: Aug-21-2018