The International Committee for Abrasive Technology (ICAT) was founded by a group of leading academics and engineers in the field (see Founding members under Constitution) on November 17, 2002.
The mission of the Committee is to provide a forum for professionals in manufacturing technology with a particular focus on precision engineering and nano/micro manufacturing using abrasives and other advanced technologies and to facilitate the development of the discipline globally through internationally collaborated activities, such as the organization of the annual International Symposium on Advances in Abrasive Technology (ISAAT).

The 20th International Symposium on Advances in Abrasive Technology

ISAAT 2017 Okinawa, Japan 3-6 December 2017 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

Location: Graduate University (OIST), Okinawa, Japan


The 19th ISAAT – Stockholm, sweden in 2016

October 2-5, 2016, Stockholm, Sweden.


The 18th ISAAT – Jeju Island, Korea, USA in 2015

Symposium on  Advances in Abrasive Technology (ISAAT2015),

October 4-7, 2015, Jeju Island, Korea.