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Beyond the Exhibits: Attractions at IMTS

Find new opportunities that empower and amplify the future of manufacturing technology.


AMT'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 driving outer space projects for long-term presence on the moon and deep space exploration.

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AMT Emerging Technology Center Annex

See a novel CNC milling machine with a cast concrete base, manufactured with a 3D printed composite mold. Developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) and supported by America's Cutting Edge (ACE) through the Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) program, this machine tool is just one development in part of a national initiative for machine tool technology advancement and workforce development.
IMTS+ original show FutureView, sponsored by Zeiss Industrial Quality Solutions, features scientists and projects from ORNL MDF.

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AM4U Area

New 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.

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Next Frontier in Human Flight

An IMTS First:
Watch a Person in a Jet Suit Fly Over McCormick Place
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. McCormick Place Entrance
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IMTS+ Main Stage

Manufacturing technology is changing at lightning speed. Hear live presentations and be inspired on the IMTS+ Main Stage at 9:30, 12:30, and 2:00 Monday-Saturday from world-class leaders and award winners, including live shows by MakingChips, Tom Kurfess of Georgia Tech and Lonnie Love of Oak Ridge National Research Laboratory from their IMTS+ show TLC, The New American Manufacturing Renaissance, and more.
Gain insight into technology, market, and economic outlooks, and industry stories. Watch live shows by MakingChips, AMT Tech Trends podcast, and IMTS+ original series programming.

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A dynamic industry collaboration between AMT and ASME, LIVE LAB - Digital Transformation. NOW. 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.

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IMTS+ Creators Lounge

The IMTS+ Creators Lounge is a new experience at IMTS, a destination where manufacturing Influencers and content creators come together to connect and share their stories. The IMTS+ Creators Lounge will stream live throughout the week.
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IMTS Specialty Programs


Job Shops

Job shops always get the job done. Powered by AMT and featuring MMS Top Shops, these two half-day workshops are exclusively designed to offer job shop stakeholders learning opportunities to excel, connect, and manufacture.
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Women Make Manufacturing Move

The IMTS Women Make Manufacturing Move specialty program delivers curated sessions, meetups, and receptions to bring together female professionals from around the world to engage and connect

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