IMTS - International Manufacturing Technology Show

7901 Jones Branch Drive
Suite #900
McLean, VA 22102-4206 US


As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

quality standard

A New Quality Standard You Need to Know About
The Quality Information Framework (QIF) helps connect product data with process data in emerging data-driven environments.

Is Robotic Automation the Key to Drawing (and Keeping) New Employees?
Robotic automation is transforming a job that was perhaps a machine operator’s least-favorite work assignment into one that is not a heavy lift.  

Machining Demonstration Shows the Digital-Twin Concept in Action
A demonstration at IMTS 2018 showed that all of the pieces to meet the “Grand Challenge” are now in place, making so-called digital-twin manufacturing feasible for shops looking to streamline production of complex workpieces.

autodesk university

A Convergence of Construction and Manufacturing
Digital tools for the construction industry have their counterpart in applications for manufacturing. Manufacturing companies should keep an eye on how the construction industry is managing the digital transformation.

panelists at the Women in Big Data Digital Transformation Conference at IMTS 2018.

Women Transform IMTS
The Digital Transformation Conference at IMTS featured an all-female panel that presented tips and tricks for understanding the value of manufacturing data, enabling those on the shop floor to make better decisions.

Derek Korn and Tony Stewart

Overcoming Racing CNC Machine Shop Challenges
Automotive racing teams’ machine shops are essentially job shops. An IMTS panel discussion I moderated highlighted ways Stewart-Haas Racing’s shop meets the challenges of a high-mix/low-volume machining environment.

IMTS crowd

7 Impressions of IMTS 2018
The up-and-coming technologies hinted at during previous shows have now arrived, and they are being accepted as part of the now-standard means of making parts.

Cleaning Technology Group's Aquarius machine

Cleaning Exhibits Emphasize Precision, Automation and Environmental Safety
Some parts cleaning exhibitors say the biggest trends they are experiencing include more automated equipment, the need for precision cleaning for smaller particle counts than in the past and growing demands for using more green and neutral-based cleaners. 

The IMTS 2018 Balloon

The IMTS Balloon Gets Around
Where oh where has the IMTS balloon been? Find out if it blew through your hometown on its way to the big show.

Mark Albert, Executive Editor, Modern Machine Shop

IMTS: Then and Now
Mark Albert, editorial director of Modern Machine Shop, attended his first IMTS in 1980, when what is now McCormick Place was one building, spillover exhibitors were housed in a printing warehouse and PCs were just arriving on the scene.

MyShow Kiosk button menu.

Step into the Map
The MyShow kiosks offer users a friendly interface to look up directions, search for booths and exhibitors, and find manufacturers of certain products. 

display of machined logos

Modern Machine Shop’s Top Shops Hall of Fame Booth Features Past Honorees
Booth 236600 highlights a live display of Modern Machine Shop’s annual machining best practices and benchmarking program.

Smartforce Student Summit

Redesign Challenge Rocks the Student Summit
The Air Rocket Challenge is one of many examples of the hands-on activities in which students can “play” creatively, while also using their STEM skills.

students watching a machine tool in action

Robotics, Smart Manufacturing Engage Students and Educators at Summit
Every edition of the IMTS Smartforce Student Summit features new and exciting opportunities for students and educators in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and this 11th edition is no exception.

AMT's Emerging Technology Center- Digital Transformation

Make Your Way to the ETC - Digital Transformation
A decade after MTConnect was first introduced at IMTS, connected devices are offered by a host of suppliers here at the show. See the best examples of the technology in action in AMT’s Emerging Technology Center in the North Building.

Smartforce Student Summit

FIRST Teams’ Display and Competition Launch
A special display area at the Smartforce Student Summit is designated for students involved in Illinois FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) teams to display their Lego or robot projects and interact with other summit attendees. 


Free Conference at IMTS Highlights Open Platform Communication
The OPC Foundation Conference at IMTS 2018 features presentations about OPC UA data interoperability technology for business and technical professionals.

Top Shops representatives at Richards Industries

Where You Focus Determines What You Do In Your CNC Machine Shop
Recent discussions with representatives from four successful shops revealed that their purchasing and strategic business decisions are largely shaped by the needs of their customers and employees.

turbine casings are typical power generation parts

What’s Empowering Machining Technology in Power Generation
Shops have many choices to handle large, heavy parts as well as small, delicate parts. Tight tolerances, tough alloys and complex geometry are the challenge.

table of women at Women in Manufacturing workshop

Women Leaders Encourage More Women to Succeed in Manufacturing
Leading women in the manufacturing industry work to inspire other women to explore jobs in the field and to strive for leadership positions in their companies.

IMTS App available for iOS and Android devices.

IMTS App Offer Several Capabilities to Enhance Visitor Experience
The IMTS App makes searching for exhibits and conferences easier, enables the viewing of floorplans, provides a means to follow social media accounts and delivers up-to-date information, news and messages.

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