Attendance was up 14 percent from the previous show. Here are some impressions of what made IMTS this year distinctive.
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No matter how busy this shop gets, it continues to pull teams of employees out of production so they can focus on solving problems to make incremental process changes. The advances add up. Today, this is a very different shop than it once was.
An integral laser cutter brings another capability to this multifunction machine platform.
Watch for bold advances in technology, but be moderate in expectations for sudden and dramatic change. That’s not how our industry progresses.
New orders grew for the ninth month in a row.