IMTS is highly focused on education and hosted ten conferences at the 2016 event. Attendees and exhibitors find solutions for their manufacturing needs while learning more about this ever-changing industry.
Speaker presentations from the IMTS 2016 Conference, Sept. 12-15, are ready for viewing online. Use the search feature to find a session, then click on the "handouts" link.
Conference sessions at IMTS 2016 collectively attracted 2,296 attendees and offered 159 sessions spanning 151+ hours of programing.
“The hottest topic, judging solely by attendance, was Additive Manufacturing. Gardner Business Media’s Additive Manufacturing Conference brought in 475 attendees, while the EOS NAUD registered nearly 600 people,” said Bill Herman, Director – International Exhibitions and Sponsorship, AMT.
The Additive Manufacturing Conference, Sept. 13-14, was highly successful in large part due to the serious growth in industrial part production, particularly in the aerospace market. Adoption curves are more quickly advancing from prototyping to production, as evidenced by Caterpillar’s Additive Manufacturing Product Manager, who discussed the company evolution into additive manufacturing of larger aftermarket components. Autodesk presented its view on the large leaps made in the materials being used in additive manufacturing.
“Attendees walked away inspired by the potential of additive manufacturing in terms of design freedoms and what that means for part variability and new directions in manufacturing,” said Travis Egan, Group Publisher, Gardner Business Media.
Educational events included the IMTS 2016 Conference, Additive Manufacturing, EOS North American User Day, Fluid Power, Industrial Laser, Integrated Industries, Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit, OPC Foundation and TRAM Aerospace.