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For 90 years, the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) has been the platform for introducing innovative technologies. And for just as long, manufacturers from around the globe have attended the event. 

IMTS 2018 runs September 10 to 15 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

Sponsored by The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), the biennial event attracts tens of thousands of industrial decision makers that come to see the 2,000-plus exhibitors at the trade show and attend the comprehensive educational conferences, workshops and special presentations. In 2016, IMTS hosted 2,407 exhibitors and 115,000-plus registrants representing 117 countries.

In recent years, IMTS has become the premier event for manufacturing, in part because it is now co-located with four industry-related shows: Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives (IAMD) USA; Surface Technology USA; ComVac USA; and Industrial Supply USA.

In addition to the trade show and conference, attendees can visit some of the attractions, including the AMT Emerging Technology Centre. ETC made its debut in 2004 as a place to educate and inform manufacturers about ground-breaking industry innovations. ETC will feature two attractions: the Digital Transformation centre in the north building and the Additive Manufacturing centre in the west building.

Dates: September 10-15
Location: McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

Trade Show Hours
East & West buildings: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
East & West buildings, annex: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
North and South buildings: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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by Noelle Stapinsky

New advanced solutions for smarter and more efficient welding

Renishaw's additive machine for industrial use

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The Right Shapes

by Kip Hanson

New grooving and parting tool geometries make easy work of an otherwise arduous task, provided the right cutting parameters are applied

Prima Industrie launches additive business

Prima Industrie, parent company of Prima Power, is getting into the additive business with the launch of its new division Prima Additive and the introduction of a new additive machine, the Print Sharp 250.

Test Flight

by Mary Scianna

Quebec aerospace centre focuses on productivity solutions for SMEs

Fabricating: Boosting Efficiencies at Laser Speed

Noelle Stapinsky

Innovation drives growth, but having the right tools on the shop floor keeps that momentum rolling and production flowing

Metals Supply: Service to Go & Grow

by Mary Scianna

Metals supply business invests in technology to better service customers

Fives acquires aerospace engineering firm

Fives has acquited Lund Engineering, a Seattle, OR, business that designs and builds electro mechanical equipment for composite aerospace structures and components. The acquisition expands Fives' offerings in the aerospace industry.

Welding groups donate to Fort McMurray Red Cross campaign

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IMTS 2018 Top 10

For those who couldn't make it to IMTS 2018, here's a look at some of the outstanding CNC products, booths and technologies that were on display at the show.

Metalformers report continued drop in shipping levels

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Quebec metal powders maker launches new gas atomizer program

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Dengensha expands resistance welding support

Dengensha America is expanding its resistance welding customer support in Canada and the US by adding Brandon Malec as a sales engineer, and Hideyuki ("Yuki") Taguchi as senior engineer.

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