Conferences at IMTS 2022
Content is key in the information era, and we had organized 12 conferences, with the widest array of topics ever, that helped visitors move their people, business, and technology forward. See below for short overviews from IMTS 2022 and stay tuned for updates for IMTS 2024.
IMTS Conferences Powered by AMT
IMTS 2022 Conference
The IMTS 2022 Conference convened innovators and exceptional leaders in the industrial space who are shaping the future of manufacturing. With a slate of product experts selected entirely from IMTS exhibiting companies, The IMTS Conference aimed to equip attendees with tangible solutions that can be put into practice at shops immediately.
IMTS Specialty Program:
Job Shops Workshop Day 1, Powered by AMT, sponsored by Paperless Parts
Designed exclusively for you, job shops stakeholders discovered the tools and strategies needed to tackle workforce development and retention, the digitization of the job shop and marketing in manufacturing. Hear from the presenters in a follow up Part 2 on IMTS+:
- Workforce Development and Retention: Where have they gone? Is it us or them?: WATCH |READ
- Moderated Job Shops Panel – Taking the Traditional Job Shop Digital: WATCH | READ
- Facilitated Roundtable in partnership with TMA – Marketing in Manufacturing: READ
IMTS Job Shops Specialty Program featuring MMS Top Shops
This ½-day program, presented by AMT and Modern Machine Shop, offered visitors insight into the 2022 Top Shops benchmarking survey. Attendees learned from industry experts and current and past Top Shop award winners to find out what makes a shop rise to the top and how their shop stacked up against the competition.
IMTS Investor Forum
The IMTS Investor Forum connected visitors with advanced manufacturing experts who demystified the estimated $65 billion manufacturing technology industry and offered tools that helped identify opportunities. Curated, guided tours of the trade show floor created inside experiences with the manufacturing technology industry, firsthand from start-ups and industry insiders.
The Smarter Sourcing Symposium at IMTS 2022
The inaugural Smarter Sourcing Symposium at IMTS 2022, presented by The Onshoring Project, delivered direct strategies for sounder and more financially beneficial North American part production. OEMs, Tier suppliers and contract manufacturers, alike, benefitted from first-hand demonstrations and panel discussions on new tools and proven techniques for leaner, more agile, more profitable domestic sourcing.
IMTS Women Make Manufacturing Move
The IMTS Women Make Manufacturing Move (WMMM) program celebrated the women driving the future of manufacturing. With curated sessions, meet-ups, programming, and receptions, professionals from around the globe engaged and connected in this dedicated program. WMMM will continue to inspire women in our manufacturing technology community through networking, business and experiences to come.
Co-located and Partner Conferences @ IMTS
A variety of conferences presented by partner organizations and co-located events were hosted at IMTS 2022.
Additive Manufacturing Conference
As the first and only event focused exclusively on additive technologies for industrial part production, the conference took a practical, applications-based look at the machines, materials and methodologies being used to create end-use tools and components. The event was designed for owners, executives and engineers at contract manufacturers, as well as OEMs involved in durable goods manufacturing.
3D Printing Workshop for Job Shops
3D printing can complement CNC machining and help make machining operations, systems and workflow more effective. New to IMTS 2022, this concentrated half-day seminar, showcased how machining facilities are applying 3D printers for tooling and for runs of parts that do not make sense on traditional machining centers. The workshop was about machining – and using lower-cost 3D printing capability to make machine tools more efficient and focused on 3D printers at the price point of midrange machine tools on down to desktop machines, applied specifically in the context of machine shop work.
Industrial Laser Conference
This conference, presented by the Laser Institute of America (LIA), focused on laser processing for manufacturing applications including laser applications from marking to cutting, to welding and heat treating, to remote welding, to cleaning and additive manufacturing, and more.
Parts Cleaning Conference
The Parts Cleaning Conference was the place for you to learn the latest cleaning technology. Over the past few years, cleaning has become more important than ever. Environmental limitations are becoming more strict and manufacturers demand high quality clean parts. The Parts Cleaning Conference detailed how to make it all happen, while staying within compliance and on budget.
OPC Foundation Conference
The OPC UA Seminar was about industrial interoperability scaling from sensor to IT & Cloud and back. Attendees learned about the ONE harmonized solution OPC UA FX for process and factory automation and why MQTT-only is not enough and why the biggest 6 IT companies support OPC UA over MQTT.
ASME Tech Leadership Summit
The ASME Tech Leadership Summit provided the opportunity for a global community of change-driven, growth-minded leaders to network and collaborate. Focused on digital transformation, leaders exchanged views and information, allowing discussion of tomorrow's challenges as well as shared ideas on how to leverage current opportunities and solutions. Attendees heard from like-minded leaders discussing big data, digital twin, robotics, additive manufacturing and toured the show floor with an industry expert.
Show Floor Education Sessions @ IMTS
Smart Manufacturing Experience
Over the last decade, the evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and the desire for ever-increasing productivity has driven the smart manufacturing movement. The growing need for education, alongside increased offerings and adoption, provided us with the opportunity to lead the discussion on the future of making things.