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IMTS 2012

Images from IMTS 2012 at McCormick Place in Chicago

Held in Chicago's McCormick Place, IMTS is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, with more than 1,100 exhibitors and 82,000 visitors. To make the show easier to navigate, exhibits are divided into 10 Pavilions found in McCormick's 4 Halls.

Opening morning crowds watch Local Motors President and CEO Jay Rogers present on the AMT Manufacturing Stage in the Grand Concourse. Photo by Oscar Einzig

AMT Vice President Patrick McGibbon, Senior Vice President at Deutsche Messe AG Wolfgang Pech, Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank, AMT President Douglas K. Woods, and AMT Vice President Steve Lesnewich tour the Emerging Technology Center in the front of North Hall. AMT Industry Engagement Manager Kim Brown explains the features of AMT's business intelligence tool, MTInsight.

Local Motors unveil the IMTS 2012 Rally Fighter, which exemplifies collaborative manufacturing in the Emerging Technology Center as Senior Vice President at Deutsche Messe AG Wolfgang Pech, AMT President Douglas K. Woods, Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank, and Local Motors President and CEO Jay Rogers look on.

Visitors pick up badges and register the opening morning of IMTS 2012.

Attendees flood the aisles and booths of the South Hall.

Visitors and exhibitors crowd the floor in the East Hall on the opening day of IMTS 2012.

Featured in Emerging Technology Center, Local Motor's IMTS 2012 Rally Fighter.

Crowds wait for the South Hall to open to visitors on Tuesday morning at IMTS 2012. Photo by Oscar Einzig

Visitors view additive machines at work in the Emerging Technology Center.Photo by Oscar Einzig

Visitors view some of the latest industry innovations in the Advanced Manufacturing Center. Photo by Oscar Einzig

IANA(Industrial Automation North America) welcomes the crowds in the East Hall on Tuesday.

Crowds fill the East Hall on Tuesday at IMTS 2012. Photo by Oscar Einzig

IMTS 2012 attendees are abuzz with social media. Photo by Oscar Einzig

Exhibitors and visitors focus on business and manufacturing in the East Hall on Tuesday. Photo by Oscar Einzig

Machining takes center stage as exhibitors and visitors interact. Photo by Oscar Einzig

Visitors in the North Hall watch a demonstration in progress. Photo by Oscar Einzig

Traffic was heavy throughout the day between the West Hall and Grand Concourse. Photo by Oscar Einzig

One the second day of IMTS, attendees head down the stairs of the Grand Concourse. Photo by Oscar Einzig

Attendees pass through the entrance of the South Hall on Wednesday at IMTS 2012. Photo by Oscar Einzig

IMTS has teamed up with Trillium CNC / CNC Jobs to hold its first ever Job Center. Photo by Oscar Einzig

The NIMS Student Skills Center at IMTS 2012 gives students an opportunity to meet representatives from major industry employers and STEM educators to talk one-on-one about skills,technology,and life-long paths. Photo by Oscar Einzig

The team from Local Motors makes progress towards completing a second rally car in the Emerging Technology Center. The finished product will be unveiled on Saturday, September 15. Photo by Oscar Einzig

An exhibitor and visitor do business in the North Hall on Wednesday. Photo by Oscar Einzig

Visitors evaluate equipment in the North Hall. Photo by Oscar Einzig

An exhibitor reviews a product with IMTS 2012 visitors in the South Hall. Photo by Oscar Einzig

In the South Hall, business takes place between an exhibitor and an attendee. Photo by Oscar Einzig