Special Zones

IMTS 2016

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) is the largest and longest-running manufacturing technology trade show in the United States. The biennial event will take place at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois September 12-17, 2016. As the show approaches, please check back for new product updates. We will also have information about new technology, pavilions to explore and conference information.

Featured Zone Content

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.

August 2016 cover

IMTS 2016 Preview: Seeing the Whole of the Show


Potentially disruptive manufacturing concepts and advancements in proven technologies come together at next month’s big show.

NMTBA 1950s

IMTS: The History of Inspiring Innovation


When it comes to discovering concepts that transform organizations, the history of IMTS encapsulates the history of manufacturing breakthroughs.



Commerce Secretary Highlights 3-Pronged U.S. Advantage

By: Matt Danford
Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered a message of optimism for manufacturing during the well-attended International Manufacturing Technology Show earlier this month.

FFG’s Jimmy Chu Comments on Acquisitions Strategy

By: Tom Beard
On September 12, we sat down with Jimmy Chu, chairman and founder of Fair Friend Group (FFG). While some North Americans may be unfamiliar with the company, Chu has acquired his way to building FFG into one of the world’s leading machine tool concerns. With last year’s acquisition of MAG IAS (Germany), the Taiwan-based FFG now ranks third globally, Chu says, and he’s by no means done yet.

IMTS 2016 Hosts Highest Number of Exhibiting Companies in Show History

By: Jedd Cole
The 31st edition of the show was the third largest in terms of registration and exhibit space.

7 Impressions of IMTS 2016

By: Peter Zelinski
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.

IMTS 2016 Succeeds in Quantity and Quality

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


Looking to jump-start or expand your foreign sales? EXIM is here to support your business.
We are inspired & innovative. IMTS is where solutions are found & professional goals are fulfilled. Register today!
MMS ONLINE
Channel Partners
Techspex