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Beyond the Exhibits: Highlights from IMTS 2022


AMT's Emerging Technology Center (ETC)

Sponsored by AMT, the ETC highlights state-of-the-art and disruptive technologies. At IMTS 2022, the focus turned 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, featured 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:
On Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the entrance to McCormick Place, Browning – a technologist, inventor and founder of Gravity Industries, Ltd. – demonstrated what's possible when science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are put into action by piloting his Jet Suit over McCormick Square.
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IMTS+ Main Stage

On all six days of IMTS 2022, the IMTS+ Main Stage in the Grand Concourse presented speakers from across the industry – from world-class leaders, job shop managers, and government representatives – as well as live shows by MakingChips, Tom Kurfess of Georgia Tech and Lonnie Love of Oak Ridge National Research Laboratory from the IMTS+ show TLC, and Drew Crowe of The New American Manufacturing Renaissance, AMT Tech Trends, and more.

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A dynamic industry collaboration between AMT and ASME, LIVE LAB - Digital Transformation. NOW. delivered expert knowledge, hands-on experiences, and interactive technology. Featured technologies focused on the connected factory, digital twin, big data, AI, and machine learning through presentations, Deep Dive walk-up stations, and interactive technology displays to help 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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Miles for Manufacturing 5K

The M4M Run/Walk was an excellent opportunity to get in exercise at the show 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.

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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 were 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 delivered curated sessions, meetups, and receptions to bring together female professionals from around the world to engage and connect

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