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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 Kevin Burton

A simple, but incredibly effective principle

Improve chip control in turning operations

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Important Conversations

by Kip Hanson

The things your machines can teach you

Increasing Output

by Nestor Gula

Increasing weld production in small and medium sized firms

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Process controlled hard turning cell pays for itself in 18 days for bearing machine shop

Conroe Machine is doing what most machine shops only dream of–hard turning a family of parts around the clock in an unmanned cell that operates a "self controlled" process. The company, based in Conroe, TX, is proof that the dream is achievable for any shop ready to use the talents of today's young automation experts to exploit new technology, like Renishaw's programmable Equator gauge.

Finish internal and external grooves

Horn USA has released its FB geometry, a solution for finishing internal and external grooves.

7 ways to robotic welding cost savings

by Thomas Jaeger

Automating your welding operation can cut costs and improve productivity

Robotic welding systems have become an increasingly practical way for companies, large and small, to gain a competitive edge.

SigmaNEST advances CAD/CAM; expands connected shop

CAMBRIO, a provider of CAD/CAM solutions for the fabrication industry has released version 22 of its SigmaNEST software suite.

GM Canada commits to job support for Oshawa assembly workers

GM Canada says it plans to provide financial support to the close to 3,000 workers who will be losing their jobs at the Osahwa, ON, assembly plant when it closes in 2019.

Tooling Up for Automotive

by Kip Hanson

In response to lightweighting initiatives, cutting tool suppliers are tackling new materials, forming new partnerships

Making the grade: Welding certification

by Tim Wilson

Welding certification provides the credibility factor

Four Major Flux Faults

Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) has been widely used for a number of years and is known for its high deposition rates and exceptional mechanical and chemical properties, perfect for structural steel, pipeline welding and other similar applications. 

Manufacturers optimistic about growth: 2013 Survey

Manufacturers cite skilled workforce shortage, cost control and investing in new equipment as top challenges for the year ahead

New Western Canada rep for Bystronic

Akhurst Machinery Ltd., Delta, BC, is the new Bystronic distributor in Western Canada.

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