In addition to marveling at all the technology available at IMTS, you’ll also want to dedicate some time beyond the exhibits. You can experience the future of manufacturing at a number of attractions located among the pavilions, participate in one of 12 conferences, or attend a networking event. Find them all at’s Emerging Technology Center (ETC) Sponsored by AMT, the ETC highlights state-of-the-art and disruptive technologies. At IMTS 2022, the focus turns to the forward-thinking manufacturing efforts driving outer space projects for long-term presence on the moon and deep space exploration. You’ll: Walk through one section of a life-sized 3D printed lunar habitat Learn about the software used to design and print the habitat See a live additive cell printing and milling a prototype lunar habitat door View profiles of two future-facing projects: Rosie, a lunar habitat structure for research and lunar living; along with the Giant Magellan Telescope, the most powerful telescope on earth and the innovative ground-breaking work done in the building of itAM4UNew to the North American market and IMTS, the AM4U Area, presented by Formnext, will feature talks about adopting industrial AM into your production process, as well as entrepreneurship and business models. Highlights include:“Discover 3D Printing” seminars by Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing (ACAM)“3D Technologies: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT is the owner and operator of IMTS.)“Cool Parts Show” hosted by the editors of AM MagazineLIVE LAB - Digital Transformation. NOW.A dynamic industry collaboration between AMT and ASME, the LIVE LAB will deliver expert knowledge, hands on experiences, and interactive technology. Featured technologies focus on the connected factory, digital twin, big data, AI, and machine learning through presentations, Deep-Dive walk-up stations, and interactive technology displays that will help you forge a roadmap to the future of manufacturing. Smartforce Student SummitInspire the next generation of manufacturers at the Smartforce Student Summit! Students will experience creative problem-solving, teamwork, and the technology that makes all things – from bikes and blenders to e-vehicles and spacecraft. Dozens of IMTS exhibitors will host hands-on activities for students to experience the manufacturing technology of the future – from 3D printing and robotics to CAD/CAM design, metal cutting and the digital factory. The summit is free and open to students, their parents, and educators at all levels.Taking On GravityWatch manufacturer and technologist Richard Browning as he takes to the air in his personal flight suit. On Wednesday, Sept. 14, Browning will fly over McCormick Place using only power from his 3D-printed jet pack.Miles for Manufacturing 5KOn Wed., Sept 14 at 7 am the M4M Run/Walk is an excellent opportunity to get in your exercise at the conference while benefiting a good cause! The recipient schools prepare young men and women for success in lifelong learning and work by providing them with customized learning programs in selected career pathways based on their interests, offering programs in CNC machining, CAD and welding, along with courses in automotive repair and computer design.Specialty Programs and ConferencesIMTS Specialty Program: Job Shops Workshop is spread over two half-days that includes an exhibit hall pass, lunch, presentations, panel discussions, and roundtables to interact and share ideas.Day one, Sept. 12, topics include:Workforce Development and Retention: Where have they Gone? Is it us or is it them?Taking the Traditional Job Shop DigitalMarketing in Manufacturing, in partnership with the Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA)Box lunch and access to the exhibit show floor includedDay two, Sept. 13, half-day agenda, featuring Modern Machine Shop Top Shops, brings in:2022 Top Shops Honoree AwardsTop Shops Benchmarking & Industry Trends, “Where's the Bar? Serving Up Key Insights from 2,000 Modern Machine Shop Top Shops Surveys”Panel Discussion with 2022 Tops Shops HonoreesThe Artificially Intelligent Machine ShopBox lunch and access to the exhibit show floor includedIMTS Specialty Program: Women Make Manufacturing Move (WMMM) features three events to give women a chance to connect with each other, inspire authentic leadership, and celebrate women driving the future of manufacturing.IMTS WMMM Reception, Monday, Sept. 12, 5-6:30 p.m.Keynote Presentations & Luncheon, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 12:30-3 p.m.Take 5, Friday, Sept 16, 2-3:30 p.m.The IMTS 2022 Conference, Monday, Sept. 12, through Thursday, Sept. 15, features 71 different sessions focused on a range of topics that include process innovation, plant operations, quality inspection, and automation. The IMTS Conference addresses productivity and part quality improvements; as well as developing a stable, competent workforce to create new levels of market demand.Smart Manufacturing Hub @ IMTS 2022Join discussions about the smart manufacturing movement to increase productivity through the Internet of Things and Big Data. The growing need for education, alongside increased offerings and adoption, has provided us with the opportunity to lead the discussion on the future of making things.LATAM Night An IMTS debut event brought to you by AMT and the AMT Tech Center in Mexico, LATAM Night brings together Spanish-speaking IMTS attendees from around the world, in-country associations, and product experts from IMTS exhibitors to exchange ideas and create new synergies.  EXPERIENCE IT ALL AT IMTS 2022 From software to hardware and from ideas to implementation, IMTS is the place for solutions.From Sept. 12-17, you can experience the incredible advances in manufacturing that can lead to new levels of efficiencies and prosperity, gain insight from industry experts, and expand your network to form new partnerships and business opportunities.IMTS 2022 NEXT STEPSRegister now at of five or more receive discounted rates)Visit to see new technologies and productsSign up for MyShow Planner to tag booths you want to visit, connect with exhibitors, and set up meetings with experts.If needed, book your hotel room. 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You know you’ll find new technology, practical learning, and networking opportunities. But did you know you’ll also find customized events, specialty programs, and unique attractions?