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Impressions of IMTS 2014

Attendance was up 14 percent from the previous show. Here are some impressions of what made IMTS this year distinctive.

Off-Centerline Milling, Drilling and Tapping Take Center Stage

Fives brings off-centerline turning, drilling, milling and tapping capabilities to its Giddings & Lewis vertical turning centers with a new Y-axis attachment that combines a C-axis head with table and X- and Z-axes motions.

Video: Virtual Field Trip Filmed at IMTS and Broadcast to Schools

“Technology Applied” is a video series aimed at young people that was filmed and produced this week at the show. Watch the first episode.

CCPIT Machinery Named Exclusive IMTS Sales Agent in China

Peter Eelman, Vice President – Exhibitions and Communications (left) and Sun Xitian, Chairman of CCPIT Machinery made a formal announcement at IMTS yesterday that CCIPT Machinery will be the exclusive IMTS sales agent in China.

Searching for Composites-Friendly Machine Tools

If your job is to trim, router or drill composite structures, then the products required for those processes are at IMTS. They are not here in the volume of metal cutting, but they are here and well worth searching out.

Discussing Manufacturing’s Future

Earlier in the week, Kennametal presented in its booth (W-1522) an industry panel discussion about the future of manufacturing. Leading the presentation was Jim Carroll, author, who introduced the other panel members and initiated discussions about ...

An Extreme Cutoff Demo Returns

Nothing beats a wild, live cutting demo on the show floor. Iscar delivers in Booth W-1800, with two extreme attention-getting part-off operations.

Demos Showcase Integrated Machining, Automation Equipment

Two major industry players are promising big gains in addressing an increasingly important concern for modern manufacturers’: integration between disparate equipment and software packages. FANUC Corporation and Rockwell Automation are demonstrating ...

Olympic Medalist Signs Autographs in Norton Booth

In honor of Norton’s sponsorship with the USA Luge Team, 2014 Sochi Women’s Singles Luge Bronze Medalist Erin Hamlin is signing autographs in Norton Abrasives’ booth (N-7051) Wednesday afternoon.

Automation Options Reflect Expanded Interest in Unattended, Consistent Production

Makino is demonstrating what the company says is the broadest range of automation possibilities it has brought to any IMTS so far. Six distinctly different types of automation for unattended loading and unloading of machines can be seen fully integr...

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