IMTS 2018 Chicago provides technologies essential for success
International Manufacturing Technology Show
To stay current with global technology introductions and peer into the future of manufacturing, there is no better venue than IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, held at the McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, USA, from 10-15 September, 2018. “Because of the economic importance of the North American market, world-class companies plan their new technology introductions to coincide with IMTS 2018,” says Tim Shinbara, Vice President – Manufacturing Technology at AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, which produces IMTS. “In addition, because of the velocity of technology expansion, products and concepts that were not ready for public consumption earlier in the year will debut in September at IMTS 2018.” Dominant technologies to watch at IMTS 2018 include an increasing digital thread, robotics and automation, quality assurance and additive manufacturing.
IMTS also hosts five co-located conferences that will deliver a wealth of information: the Additive Manufacturing Conference on September 11 and 12, the Applied AM-EOS Additive Day on September 12, the Top Shops Workshop on September 13, the GAMS (Global Automation Manufacturing Summit) presented by HANNOVER MESSE USA on September 13 and the Industrial Laser Conference on September 12. HANNOVER MESSE USA, a co-located show with IMTS 2018, will also host presentations on automation, robotics and Industry 4.0 in its Solutions Theater and Digital Factory area.