Conferences at IMTS

Conferences at IMTS

Educational Opportunities

IMTS was highly focused on education and hosted six conferences: the IMTS Conference, TRAM, the MDA Conference, the Additive Manufacturing Workshop, EOS NAUD, and the Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit. From additive manufacturing to trends in advanced manufacturing, attendees and exhibitors were able to find solutions for their manufacturing needs while learning more about this ever-changing industry.

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IMTS Conference

The IMTS 2014 Conference, which attracted 50 percent more participants than the 2012 event, focused on bringing the industry together, under one roof and at one time, to discuss new opportunities. Attendees were able to network with a community of peers and experts within their industry and explore fresh ideas to enhance their business. Attendees left with different perspectives on overcoming day-to-day and long-range challenges.

View the IMTS 2014 Conference Sessions

Conference Contact:

Tom Grasson, Associate Publisher, GIE Media Inc., tgrasson@gie.net or 330-523-5391
Bill Herman, Events Development Director, AMT, bherman@AMTonline.org or 703-827-5282

TRAM - Trends in Advanced Machining, Manufacturing and Materials

TRAM (Trends in Advanced Machining, Manufacturing and Materials) had a successful debut at IMTS 2012 and continued to grow at IMTS 2014. The focus was on transferring advanced manufacturing technologies to the business leaders, managers and engineers who lead or play a key role in a facility that serves the aerospace sector.

TRAM is truly an international gathering of the best and brightest in aerospace manufacturing. The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Center (AMRC) with Boeing was very proud and privileged to co-host such a prestigious event with the partner, Gardner Business Media, Inc. We are honored to bring the TRAM Conference back to the AMRC in 2015 and the unique session offerings that venue will enable us to have.
    - Adrian Allen, Technical Director of the Conference and Commercial Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in Sheffield, England

Conference Contact:

Gardner Business Media, Inc.
Allison Miller, Director of Events
allison@gardnerweb.com
513-527-8800

Additive Manufacturing Workshop

The Additive Manufacturing Workshop brought together manufacturing professionals who were interested in or who were already applying additive manufacturing as a production resource. More than a 3D-printing seminar, this workshop focused on industrial applications of additive technologies for making functional components and end-user production parts.

The turnout for the Additive Manufacturing Workshop surpassed our expectations. The number of attendees, their engagement, and the amount of questions directed to speakers all made for an exciting event that highlighted the interest that IMTS attendees and Modern Machine Shop readers have in the promise of additive manufacturing for part production. We’re looking forward to exploring this same theme with the Additive Manufacturing Conference at Oak Ridge National Laboratory next year.
    - Pete Zelinski, Senior Editor, Modern Machine Shop

Conference Contact

Gardner Business Media, Inc.
Allison Miller, Director of Events
513-527-8800
allison@gardnerweb.com

Motion, Drive and Automation Conference

The second MDA Forum brought industry experts in to discuss best practices in motion control, power transmission and fluid power. Helping manufacturing professionals to increase efficiency and productivity, this year’s program covered industrial communications, robotic control, guidance and inspection, linear actuators, 3D-printing and 3D-machining. The MDA Conference was co-organized by GIE Media and Hannover Fairs USA.

Conference Contact

Hannover Fairs USA, Inc.
Lloyd Guiang
lguiang@hfusa.com
773-796-4250

EOS NAUD 2014 – EOS North America User Day

EOS NAUD (EOS North America User Day) was open for the first time to both EOS customers and all attendees of IMTS. Those who came were able to learn about the latest developments in industrial 3D printing/additive manufacturing, including direct metal laser sintering (DMLS™) and plastics laser-sintering directly from EOS - the world leader in laser-sintering solutions, our customers and partners.

The EOS NAUD 2014 exceeded our expectations with 500+ attendees, who learned about the advancements in industrial 3D printing technology. IMTS represents the traditional subtractive manufacturing community, which are the future users of additive manufacturing, so it was a great place to bring both together since we know that both need to coexist in the marketplace and on the plant floor.
    - Andrew Snow, Senior Vice President, EOS of North America, Inc.

Conference Contact

EOS of North America, Inc.
Jessy Nehro, Field Marketing Manager
248-306-0143, x8104
jessica.nehro@eos-na.com
www.eos.info

Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit

The Global Automation Manufacturing Summit 2014 at Industrial Automation North America and IMTS took place. It covered topics on industrial automation, mobility and modern maintenance practices. Speakers from McGladrey, Sur Seal Cincinnati, DMC, Molex and the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) shared their expertise to help end-users increase their productivity and conquer their current and future manufacturing challenges.

We are thrilled with the registration and turnout for our MDA Conference and Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit. Many conference attendees registered for the combined package allowing our conference attendees to hear a wealth of information, which they can implement to meet their business and education objectives.
     - Larry Turner, CEO Hannover Fairs USA

Conference Contact:

Hannover Fairs USA, Inc.
Lloyd Guiang
lguiang@hfusa.com
773-796-4250

  
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