Watch the new episode of IMTSTV In Brief: A New Tool to Help Exhibitors Identify, Invite and Impress IMTS 2014 Visitors

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  • Shorts: IMTS Photo Contest

IMTSTV delivers programming in four formats year round: IN BRIEF, INVESTIGATES, SHORTS and iSpy. We also bring you special segments from the show floor: ShopTalk and MFG Advocate.

  • In Brief is a quick update on news and events from around the industry, featuring interviews with industry experts, how-to tips for your business, and more.
  • Investigates is an in-depth look at some of the most important topics in the manufacturing industry. Upcoming episodes will focus on topics like additive manufacturing, smartforce development, and more.
  • IMTSTV Shorts are an inside look into everything IMTS in a minute or less.
  • iSpy is a fun behind the scenes look at what's cool and innovative in manufacturing today.
  • ShopTalk is a special segment during the show where we talk with the editors of Gardner Publications about all the cool things they are seeing on the show floor.
  • MFG Advocate focuses on government-related activities and policy, smartforce development, reshoring, global competitiveness and more.

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Apply for Space at IMTS

IMTS 2014 is sold out. Space applications for IMTS 2016 will be available soon.

IMTS has a hard-earned reputation as a business generator. Nobody knows what the future will bring. But one thing is certain: IMTS will provide you with the highest concentration of buyers and decision makers in the manufacturing technology industry. IMTS is where solutions are sold.

Space assignments for IMTS 2014 have been made and you can now view your location on the floor plan. Don't like your location, size or booth type? Let us know - change request forms are in your e-Kit.

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The Largest Manufacturing Technology Show

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) is the largest manufacturing technology show in the Western Hemisphere. IMTS 2012 drew more than 100,000 industry decision-makers over the six day show. It's the best show to get ideas and find answers to your manufacturing problems. See new solution demonstrations and choose the best for your needs. Compare technologies from around the world in one place and get the edge you need to stay competitive in your field in the future.

Industrial Automation North America will once again be co-located with IMTS as North America’s leading trade show for process, factory and building automation. The 2014 introduction of Motion, Drive & Automation North America (MDA NA) will further expand the range of technologies and solutions presented at IMTS by bringing together the power transmission, motion control and fluid technology sectors.

Show Dates: September 8-13, 2014
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Co-Located Shows

Industrial Automation North America

The inaugural Industrial Automation North America at IMTS 2012 featured a complete range of automation products and solutions as well as conferences and educational training. With over 100 exhibitors from 19 countries, the inaugural Industrial Automation North America exceeded expectations and positioned itself as an industry-leading event for 2014, when international industrial automation companies will once again meet in Chicago to showcase their latest technologies and innovations.

Motion, Drive & Automation North America

The inaugural Motion, Drive & Automation North America at IMTS 2014 brings the international network of Motion, Drive & Automation at HANNOVER MESSE to North America where power transmission, motion control and fluid technology companies will exhibit their products and solutions.

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News Feed

May Manufacturing Technology Orders Down
May U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $351.93 million according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. ...

Staff Your Booth for Visitors One Hour Earlier!
This year, we have created the IMTS Star Club. The club members will get a few added benefits, including access to the showroom one hour before the show opens to regular visitors. ...

The Making of the Electric 3D-Printed Car
Remember the Local Motors 3D-printed car challenge? Since the winner was announced about a month ago, Local Motors, along with the creator of the winning design (Strati), Michele Anoe’, and Oak Ridge Laboratory have been working hard on adapting the model and prototyping so it will be ready to be printed on the show floor at IMTS 2014. ...

Is AM the New Enabling Technology?
We need to attract a future generation of skilled workers, and we want that future generation to be motivated to fill the gap that exists and then maintain a level of job satisfaction. Additive manufacturing (AM) may be able to attract and satisfy just such workers. ...

From the Blog: Use Social Media to Market Your Business
You must be thinking, “How can I be this successful by using social media?” Here are some simple ideas to consider if you want to experiment with social media engagement ...

Local Motors Announces Winners of First-Ever 3D-Printed Car Design Challenge
Selected from more than 200 submitted concepts, the winning design will inspire the full-size Local Motors prototype vehicle that will be printed at IMTS in September 2014.

IMTS 2014 Conference Registration Open
Registration is open for the IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 Conference which will run four days during IMTS, Sept. 8 – 11.

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IMTSedu Events

Webinar: Customer Avatars - Another Tool for Top Marketers
Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:00 am ET

Find out more | Register now | View Archived Webinars and Presentations

Webinar: A Checklist for Attending IMTS 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 11:00 am ET

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IMTS Exhibitor Workshops 2014IMTS Exhibitor Workshop

The Exhibitor Workshop is the absolute best way to make sure you're prepared for IMTS. In January 2014, we toured five different cities to bring you the latest tips, tricks and information to prepare you for IMTS! Watch the session recordings.


IMTSTV brings you coverage of all the exciting news and events from the show floor. Watch live coverage starting Sunday, Sept. 7 and everyday during the show at You can watch on your mobile devices, the jumbo video walls (located at Gate 4, in the Grand Concourse and in the West Building), charging stations, and Social Media Central areas. Stop by and see the studio in S100 Ballroom Lobby.

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Industry Events

Upcoming events and trade shows in the manufacturing technology industry.

JIMTOF | ProMat | More Upcoming Industry Events

IMTS Balloon and Rally Fighters

If there is one thing anyone who attended IMTS remembers, it is the fantastic hot air balloon that appeared in the front lawn of McCormick Place and the two IMTS Rally Fighters. Catch the IMTS Balloon and Rally Fighters at IMTS 2014 and see them at one of the events coming up this year.

Midwest Balloon Festival
IMTS Balloon
Kansas City, Kansas
August 8-10, 2014

See full schedule and watch videos of the IMTS Ballooon and Rally Fighter...

"IMTS: Everywhere You Look" Photo Contest!

Join in the challenge and spell out I-M-T-S using manufacturing technology, like a 3-D printer, or you can use your staff, your product, even your lunch if you want! Share the photo on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and use the #IMTS hashtag to be considered. This contest is open to visitors and exhibitors.

Contest Details and Photo Gallery

Miles for Manufacturing 5K Run Event

Whether you are working an IMTS booth or visiting the show to find innovative manufacturing solutions, an exciting new mid-week early morning event can help keep your mind clear. On Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 7 a.m. the Miles for Manufacturing 5K run/walk hosted by GIE Media and IMTS will make its debut. Registration is open for the run/walk.

Event Details

Exhibitors: Event Sponsorship Opportunities