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Category: IMTS 2022 By: Michelle Edmonson, CEM, Senior Director - Events & Content, AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology Sep 13, 2021

Plans are underway for the Western Hemisphere’s largest manufacturing technology show, IMTS 2022, taking place Sept. 12-17, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Registration is now open!

In addition to registering for IMTS 2022, you can also interact now with manufacturing technology experts, explore exhibitor products and services, and deepen your knowledge of emerging technologies with IMTS’ upcoming online events and on-demand programs.

Read on for details or join IMTS show staff this Thursday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. E.T. during the IMTS/AMT webinar, 12-month Countdown Starts Now, when Michelle Edmonson, senior director – events and content for AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology, and Steve Miller officially kick off the countdown to IMTS 2022.

IMTS 2022 – A Full House
IMTS pavilions and the co-located show, HANNOVER MESSE, will inhabit all floors and all four buildings of McCormick Place. And the figures keep growing. To date, more than 1,200 companies are exhibiting, covering more than 1 million square feet of exhibition space. On a weekly basis, new companies are signing up for exhibit space and existing companies are requesting larger booths. Check out the show at and see who’s exhibiting at

Technology Highlights
The theme for IMTS 2022 is Digital Manufacturing. Implemented. “As manufacturers around the world wrestle with supply chain and workforce challenges, they are increasingly searching and adopting digital manufacturing practices and products,” says Peter Eelman, AMT vice president and CXO. “Not only is IMTS 2022 going to be replete with CNC and additive machine builders, but will feature dozens of CAD/CAM, modeling and simulation software, metrology systems, and other digitally-enabled tools.”

“We can expect to see transformative technologies embedded within much of our industry’s traditional machines that foster connectivity and boost productivity using breakthrough technologies such as automation and robotics, additive manufacturing, augmented and virtual reality, digital twin, generative design, and more,” says Tim Shinbara, AMT vice president and chief technology officer.

“IMTS 2022 will once again host AMT’s Emerging Technology Center and will featuring trailblazing advancements in manufacturing technology from the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).”

“AMT and IMTS are focused on your success,” says AMT President Doug Woods. “Digital technologies and the positive economic outlook have spurred industry innovation and adoption to gain new efficiencies. As the demand for manufacturing technology surges, our team is working to make IMTS 2022 an event that connects people to people and to the technologies that thrust the industry ahead – not just a little, but by leaps and bounds.”

“The energy of the IMTS community is exhilarating,” says Eelman. “I believe the advanced manufacturing industry is poised for extraordinary growth. We keep hearing exhibitors are eager to show off their many new digital enhancements of their equipment, products, and services. IMTS 2022 will be your chance to see an abundance of transformative technologies as well as a chance to connect with industry experts and network with other manufacturing technology professionals to position your business for success.”

Register now for IMTS 2022. We will see you in Chicago!

About the Author

Michelle has been with AMT since 2004, but has worked on IMTS since 1996. She has been in the trade show industry for more than 27 years, and enjoys all aspects of the business. Michelle’s specialty is operations, but in 2017, she added Marketing to her repertoire. When not working, she enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her family. 

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