The History of IMTS

Highlights from IMTS 2006

Views from IMTS 2006

IMTS 2006 saw attendance surge to 91,985 as the recovery in manufactured capital goods continued to attract an educated visitor looking for the latest technology available. Some 1,229 exhibitors filled over 1.16 million square feet of exhibit space and leads and sales justified their participation at IMTS 2006.

The highly attended Emerging Technology Center, sponsored by The Ex One Company continued to present the latest in leading edge technologies. The NIMS Student Summit drew over 6,600 students and educators. NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) will continue to sponsor and produce the Student Summit at IMTS 2008 and be a welcome partner in this important and educational endeavor.

IMTS - The International Manufacturing Technology Show is the largest marketplace for buyers of machine tools and related manufacturing technology in the Americas. The six-day show (effective 2008), held in even-numbered years at Chicago's McCormick Place, draws nearly 100,000 visitors and exhibitors from the U.S. and some 40 nations. For more information about the next show, September 8-13, 2008, visit, where you can get the latest news and download IMTS photos and logos.