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.

A Case for Trade Show “Extras”

By: Emily Probst - December 15, 2016 at 8:55 AM

While it is important to just walk the show floor to see what new technology is available, make sure you are checking the show for lunches, knowledge bars and other opportunities to learn.

Slideshow: Trends and Technology at IMTS 2016

By: The Editors - November 01, 2016 at 1:15 PM

The size and scope of a show like IMTS makes it impossible to cover everything of interest, but here's a taste of the technology and trends we were taking note of this year.

IMTS Technology Trends, Top Shops Data

By: Derek Korn - November 01, 2016 at 10:08 AM

Consider how leading machine shops are currently leveraging or planning to leverage a few industry trends that were prominent at this year’s show.

Commerce Secretary Highlights 3-Pronged U.S. Advantage

By: Matt Danford - September 30, 2016 at 5:00 AM

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered a message of optimism for manufacturing during the well-attended International Manufacturing Technology Show in September.

FFG’s Jimmy Chu Comments on Acquisitions Strategy

By: Tom Beard - September 29, 2016 at 5:00 AM

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.

Wearing IMTS Like a Badge of Honor

By: Cynthia Kustush - September 23, 2016 at 12:00 AM

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.

IMTS 2016 Hosts Highest Number of Exhibiting Companies in Show History

By: Jedd Cole - September 21, 2016 at 1:23 PM

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 - September 20, 2016 at 5:00 AM

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.

Sandvik Coromant Donates $50,000 to Support Education Programs

September 20, 2016 at 12:30 AM

Sandvik Coromant donated $50,000 to help enable hundreds of students to take advantage of STEM education opportunities including a series of special summer camps as part of their “Dream It. Do It.” program.

Technology Tuesday: A Closer Look at IMTS 2016

By: Cynthia Kustush - September 20, 2016 at 12:00 AM

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.’

By: Cynthia Kustush - September 19, 2016 at 1:30 AM

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.

Motion, Drive & Automation North America Doubles in Size

By: Hannah Coombs - September 17, 2016 at 5:00 AM

Returning as a co-located show to IMTS 2016, Motion, Drive & Automation North America (MDA) is highlighting the latest advances in electric and mechanical power transmission and control, as well as hydraulics and pneumatics.