Just as additive manufacturing (AM) continues to expand into the manufacturing industry, the presence of AM companies, conferences, and events – including a new partnership with Formnext – continues to proliferate at IMTS 2022 – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, taking place September 12-17 in Chicago, Ill. AM PavilionThe AM Pavilion at IMTS 2022 is growing with the addition of new exhibitors. To date, more than 55 AM companies, ranging from established international companies such as EOS, 3D Systems, Stratasys, HP Inc., Velo3D, SLM Solutions, Desktop Metal, and ExOne, to smaller enterprises like Inkbit, Formalloy, Titan Robotics, Xact Metal, and Essentium, are slated to exhibit in the AM Pavilion at IMTS 2022. (View the AM Pavilion floor plan.)New in the AM Pavilion: AM4U Area by FormnextNew for 2022, the AM Pavilion will encompass the AM4U Area, presented by Formnext. It is a multi-use zone on the show floor offering industry expert talks and seminars for the adoption of industrial AM as well as entrepreneurship and business models for start-ups. AM4U will be the first presence of a new partnership recently announced by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology (the owner and operator of IMTS), Gardner Business Media (GBM), and Mesago Messe Frankfurt, (the organizers of Formnext, Europe’s largest AM show), and Messe Frankfurt North America. The partnership creates Formnext USA Chicago to launch April 8-10, 2025, and serve as the event in the United States dedicated to all aspects of industrial AM.AM – An Intrinsic Presence at IMTS 2022Did you know you can also find AM throughout all the Pavilions of the seven-day show? As manufacturing equipment builders and software developers integrate AM solutions, you’ll also see AM throughout the show including the Metal Removal, Quality Assurance, CAD-CAM, and other Technology Pavilions.The pace at which AM technologies accelerate makes IMTS 2022 a not-to-miss event. You’ll find AM solutions for production and high-volume part applications, tooling, workholding, and fixturing that improve performance, lower lifecycle costs, and help reshore production. You’ll also be able to meet people pushing the boundaries of AM, including multiple technologies and components being developed for NASA. (See Metal AM Blasts Off with Award-Winning Rocket Nozzle Liner.)AM Conference at IMTS 2022GBM, a leading media and events producer in North America focused entirely on durable goods manufacturing, will again host the AM Conference at IMTS 2022. As the publisher of Additive Manufacturing magazine and organizer of a major midwestern AM show, GBM brings together a wide spectrum of AM experts in AM materials, processes, and applications across a range of industry sectors. The AM Pavilion and AM Conference are located across the main concourse from each other in the West Building of McCormick Place.See it all at IMTS 2022With AM now recognized as a robust factor in an agile production and supply chain strategy, you’ll see first-hand how to incorporate and enhance AM capabilities, as well as how to implement other digital technologies to achieve greater efficiencies – and help drive our industry forward. Discover more at IMTS.com.You won’t want to miss IMTS 2022 as it showcases the most complete breadth and depth of digital technologies available. Register now at IMTS.com/register.For more information, read the following press releases:IMTS Is the Additive Manufacturing Destination for 2022Leading Additive Manufacturing Trade and Media Organizations Unite, Launch of Formnext USA Chicago in Spring 2025
AM technologies have jumped into high gear and will be on full display at IMTS 2022. Here’s an update on AM exhibitors, conferences, and events – including a new partnership event with Formnext – and where you’ll see them at IMTS 2022.