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Wearing IMTS Like a Badge of Honor

Throughout my week at this larger-than-life event, from hall to hall, I witnessed several attendees and exhibitors alike announcing how many IMTS events they’ve attended.


7 Impressions of IMTS 2016

Things changed this year. New technologies and a new generation were prominent, and together they are helping to take this show into its next era.


Technology Tuesday: A Closer Look at IMTS 2016

Yesterday I blogged about IMTS, providing an overarching summary of the manufacturing technologies featured there. Today, being Technology Tuesday, I thought I’d share a few snapshots from the show floor.


‘The Future of Manufacturing is Now.’

Coming off six days at IMTS, plus a weekend, I’m still absorbing all that I observed while walking the miles and miles of aisles at McCormick Place in Chicago.


IMTS 2016 Succeeds in Quantity and Quality

IMTS 2014 was a tough act to follow, yet this year’s show succeeded again, both in terms of quantity and quality.


Data-Driven Manufacturing Is Driving Mazak

The Mazak SmartBox provides cyber security to give factory owners and IT departments confidence to digitally integrate their manufacturing operations.


Somma Highlights its ‘Forte’ at First-Time Exhibit

This broach tool manufacturer makes and stocks standard size hex and square broach tools made from Forte material instead of basic M2 high speed steel, resulting in very good wear resistance for longer tool life.


Why You Should Be Excited about a Boring App

Big Kaiser’s new line of EWD Evo digital boring heads is designed to make a machine operator’s life easier. This you can see for yourself in the company’s Booth W-1600, as units are synced with a smartphone/tablet app developed to enhance user frien...


Throwback Thursday: Preventive Maintenance Makes Good Dollars and Sense

In the recent past I’ve blogged about the importance of systemized mold maintenance and the many benefits it brings to those who practice it. Today I’m blogging about preventive maintenance, but not for molds – for CNC machines.


Ultrasonic Machining Answers Composites, Hard Metals and Other Material Challenges

As the show this year makes clear, machine tool, cutting tool, automation and software technology are all advancing. However, one other area of progress affecting manufacturers in ever-greater numbers is the advance of material technology.


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