The Americas’ Largest Manufacturing Show
IMTS 2018 will be the 32nd edition of the premier manufacturing technology show in North America. IMTS 2016 hosted the highest number of exhibiting companies ever (2,407) and was the third largest in number of registrations (115,612) and in net square feet of exhibit space (1,370,256) at the McCormick Place complex. IMTS is held every even-numbered year in Chicago and attracts buyers and sellers from 117 countries.
Name of Show: IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show
Show Sponsor: AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology
Show Dates: September 10-15, 2018 | September 14-19, 2020
Show Location: McCormick Place • 2301 S Lake Shore Dr • Chicago, IL 60616 USA
Visitor Show Hours
|Building(s)||Show Hours: Monday, Sept 10 – Saturday, Sept 15|
|East Building, Level 2 & West Building, Level 3 Annex||8:30 am – 4:30 pm|
|East Building, Level 3 & West Building, Level 3||9:00 am – 5:00 pm|
|North Building, Level 3 & South Building, Level 3||10:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|North Building, Level 1 – Smartforce Student Summit||9:00 am – 3:00 pm|
To help guide attendees to booths quickly and easily, we organize exhibits in Pavilions that are geared toward specific industries, technologies and solutions. It's like ten shows within the IMTS show.
You can see a complete range of manufacturing technology solutions during your visit to IMTS, making this truly manufacturing’s most comprehensive event. Complementing the technology in the ten pavilions that you’ll see at IMTS are four co-located shows:
The IMTS Conference brings the industry together, under one roof and at one time, to discuss new opportunities. Network with a community of your industry peers and explore fresh ideas to enhance your business. Leave with different perspectives on overcoming day-to-day and long-range challenges.
Sessions explore innovative as well as revered technologies, business development and optimization, plus workforce efficiency and productivity. Learn more.
Smartforce Student Summit
Program that enriches student and educator attendance at IMTS and encourages career consideration in the manufacturing technology industry. Participating exhibitors provide information about the industry.
An exciting part of going to IMTS is seeing the attractions featured in AMT’s Emerging Technology Center, Today’s Technology Center, MMS Top Shops, and the AMT Experience. Find out more about the IMTS Attractions.
Manufacturing industry professionals from all over the world attend IMTS to see more than 15,000 new machine tools, controls, computers, software, components, systems and processes that can improve their efficiency. They gain valuable ideas and insights from more than 2,400 exhibitors from the metalworking industry. They come to look and they come to buy.
More than 2,400 exhibitors from the metalworking industry will display their products and productivity solutions at McCormick Place in Chicago covering 1.3 million net square feet of show floor. Leading manufacturers will display their equipment in product category pavilions:
- Metal Cutting: contains everything from machining centers and assembly automation to flexible manufacturing systems and lathes.
- Tooling & Workholding Systems: features jigs, fixtures, cutting tools of all types and related accessories.
- Fabricating & Laser: home to waterjet, plasma-arc and laser systems, welding equipment and heat treating.
- Other pavilions at IMTS include Abrasive Machining /Sawing/Finishing; Controls & CAD –CAM; EDM; Gear Generation; Machine Components/ Cleaning/ Environmental; Additive and Quality Assurance.
The IMTS Insider is your one-stop destination for updates about the show, as well as information on business solutions, manufacturing technology advances, marketing & sales tips, professional development, and industry events.
The IMTS Technology e-Newsletter is your in-depth guide to the most exciting and innovative products that will be on display at the show. This e-newsletter begins its publication cycle approximately 8 weeks prior to IMTS.Sign-up for IMTS Newsletters
Everything you wanted to know about Chicago, its restaurants, transportation, shopping, tours, museums, nightlife, weather, and more. The Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau specially designed IMTS Chicago website gives you all the exciting information you need while in the Windy City.
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