Additive Manufacturing Conference

Presented by Gardner Business Media

As the first and only conference focused exclusively on additive technologies for industrial part production, the conference took a practical, applications-based look at the machines, materials and methodologies being used to grow end-use tools and components. The conference was designed for owners, executives, engineers at contract manufacturers and OEMs involved in durable goods manufacturing.

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AppliedAM – Where Additive Minds Meet

Presented by EOS North America

AppliedAM – Where Additive Minds Meet (previously EOS North America User Day) returned once again to IMTS 2018. AppliedAM featured industry luminaries delving into cutting edge applications helping shape the future of additive manufacturing in medical, aerospace, industrial, electronics, and automotive among other featured industries.

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Digital Transformation Conference – Presented by Women in Big Data

Gaining a Competitive Advantage with Data and Diversity

This session was designed to benefit those on the shop floor to the enterprise so they can learn tips and tricks on understanding the value of data and how it can drive competitive advantage and enable them to make better decisions.

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GAMS (Global Automation Manufacturing Summit)

Presented by HANNOVER MESSE, USA

Theme: Connecting the Dots
As implementation of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) strategy continues, manufacturers are looking for effective ways to measure and manage plant floor data and make it useful to improve their operations. The 2018 Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit updated manufacturing leaders on where the industry is at in the journey to operational IIoT systems and explored issues such as cybersecurity and operational change management.

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OPC Foundation Conference

Presented by HANNOVER MESSE, USA

The OPC-UA Seminar brought together OT (Operation Technology) and IT to report about standardized, secured interoperability for data and information exchange from sensor to IT and the Cloud. Attendees learned why OPC-UA has been selected for German Industry 4.0 and how to integrate machines to SAP quickly, as well as Microsoft’s integration of OPC-UA into Azure, offering big data and analytics for the ecosystem of 40 million OPC-enabled devices.

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Integrated Industries Conference

Presented by HANNOVER MESSE, USA

The 2018 Integrated Industries Conference, in combination with HANNOVER MESSE USA, offered a perfect platform to preview and discuss the most comprehensive demonstration of trending advanced manufacturing technologies and topics from around the globe. IAMD, ComVac, and SurfaceTechnology topics were presented by an outstanding lineup of global industry experts and thought leaders with a focus on advanced manufacturing insights, best practices, and new methods to help introduce Industry 4.0 onto the factory floor.

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Industrial Laser Conference

Presented by Laser Institute of America

This conference taught attendees how to incorporate lasers into manufacturing processes to stay competitive in the current high-tech market. Also covered were industrial applications of lasers.

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Top Shops Workshop

Presented by Gardner Business Media / Modern Machine Shops

The Top Shops Conference is where leading shops of all shapes, sizes and specialties connect to celebrate their contribution to the manufacturing community and to learn about the tools and technologies that will help them continue to lead and succeed.

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