IMTS Insider

Digital Tools Meet Practical Applications

Category: Manufacturing Technology Mar 5, 2020

By Kathy Keyes Webster, AMT Exhibitions Content Manager – Correspondence

“Instead of conceptually discussing digital transformation, IMTS 2020 visitors will find digital solutions that they can implement today,” says Peter R. Eelman, Vice President & CXO at AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, which owns and produces IMTS. “Manufacturing requires a broad spectrum of technologies, and IMTS brings together manufacturing expertise from a multitude of sectors. There's no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution, you will find it all at IMTS 2020.”

“As exhibitors are gearing up for IMTS 2020, we are seeing a prevalence of digital components,” says Tim Shinbara, AMT Vice President & CTO. “The distinct difference between IMTS 2020 and previous shows is that now, more than ever, manufacturing technologies incorporate many aspects of smart or digital manufacturing, which are practical and can be implemented.”

“We’re in the midst of an industrial revolution. Digital manufacturing is changing how products are designed, fabricated, used, and serviced. If manufacturers want to get ahead of the revolution, then they’ll want to experience the new technologies that will be on display at IMTS .”

IMTS is on track to feature thousands of new machine tools, controls, computers, software, components, systems, processes and more. Exhibiting companies plan to feature new products that feature hybrid machining, co-bots, self-driving robots, automation, and voice-activated machine tools.

Machine learning, 3D printing, AI, VR, AR, electronic inspection, predictive maintenance, operations monitoring, and big data visibility are just some of the digital manufacturing buzz words popping out from the exhibitor profiles that you can find at

Co-located with IMTS 2020 is HANNOVER MESSE USA where you’ll see the most comprehensive display of the connected factory - from digital ecosystems to engineered parts and solutions. “You can expect to learn new skills, interact with hands-on demonstrations, and take back actionable plans to your business,” says Larry Turner, President & CEO of Hannover Fairs USA.

See it all at IMTS 2020, Sept. 14-19, 2020! Register Today!

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