IMTS Through the Ages
Take a walk down memory lane, highlighting 91 years of IMTS historical facts.
The first National Machine Tool Builders' Exposition
The second National Machine Tool Builders' Exposition was held in Cleveland
The Machine Tool Show of 1935 was held in Cleveland September 11-21, after two postponed events
First post-war show held in Chicago
Machine tool gray was the order of the day
With the computer revolution in its early stages, numerical control was a hot topic
Marked the end of the so-called twin shows
Marked by a number of firsts!
McCormick Place facility was expanded to include Donnelley Hall
The 90s saw many changes in the ever-evolving IMTS
The new millennium ushered in many industry and world changes
Five-year decline in manufacturing reversed and recovery was underway
Attendance surged to 91,985 as the recovery continued to attract an educated visitor looking for the latest technology
Posting its strongest showing since 2000, covered 1,233,878 square feet of exhibit space with 1,803 companies exhibiting
Strong results at IMTS 2010 signaled a strong comeback in manufacturing
Results of IMTS 2012 prove the continuing leadership of manufacturing in the overall economy as Show Management reports the strongest result s in more than a decade.
IMTS 2014 was the fourth largest IMTS in history and the largest six-day show ever.
IMTS 2016 was the third largest show for registration and exhibit space, and also showcased the highest number of exhibitors in history.
Record Breaker — IMTS 2018 was the largest show ever.
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