Manufacturing News of Note: March 2018
IMTS 2018 opens registration, partnership enables remote access to CNCs, and other industry news.
Registration is now open for the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2018, which will take place September 10-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. As of January, 1,803 exhibitors had secured 1,307,230 square feet of exhibit space.
With U.S. manufacturing expanding at its fastest pace since 2004 and capital equipment investment likely to follow, this year’s show is expected to be one of the busiest ever, says Peter R. Eelman, vice president of Exhibitions and Business Development at AMT–The Association For Manufacturing Technology, which produces IMTS.
“In a growing economic environment, more manufacturers attend IMTS,” Mr. Eelman says. “To stay competitive, they know that there is no better place to research new technology, find productivity-enhancing solutions, evaluate vendors and connect with industry leaders.” Read more.
Here is more news to note:
- Heidenhain, Open Mind Partner to Connect CAM Simulator, CNCs – Open Mind’s Connected Machining module will enable networked Heidenhain TNC controls to be run from remote locations.
- Additive Manufacturing Apprenticeship Framework to Be Unveiled – A free, one-day public forum on the Apprenticeship Works Program will be the occasion for the unveiling, a product of a partnership between America Makes, the Robert C. Byrd Institute and various manufacturers.
- Machining in America 2018 to Take Place in Detroit – Siemens and Electro-Matic are hosting the event March 14-15, focusing on collaboration and digitalization.
A dedicated AM facility is helping the company discover the technology’s potential for design as well as production.
A fourth-generation family machine shop integrates metal additive manufacturing as another production operation.
A video from Pratt & Whitney illustrates the steps needed to additively manufacture an aerospace component.