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International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2016

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world. Manufacturing industry professionals from all over the world attend the  to see more than 15,000 new machine tools, controls, computers, software, components, systems and processes that can improve their efficiency. They gain valuable ideas and insights from over 2,000 exhibitors from the metalworking industry.

Over 100,000 are registered for the 2016 show. The event is held every two years in September at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois.

Show Dates & Hours

  • Dates

    • Sept. 12 - 17, 2016
    • Sept. 10 - 15, 2018
  • Building Hours

    • East & West: 9 am - 5 pm
    • North, C Hall & South: 10 am - 6 pm


McCormick Place
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60616

  • North Building:
    • B Hall: Abrasive Machining / Sawing / Finishing • Gear Generation • Fabrication & Lasers • Additive Manufacturing
    • C Hall: Machine Components / Cleaning / Environmental
  • South Building: Metal Cutting
  • East Building: EDM • Quality Assurance • Controls & CAD / CAM
  • West Building: Tooling & Workholding Systems

Nine Shows in One

1. IMTS Conference

The IMTS 2016 conference program focuses:

  • Productivity
  • Quality
  • Workforce Development

2. Trends in Advanced Machining, Manufacturing, and Materials (TRAM) Aerospace Conference

The objection of TRAM is the transfer of advanced manufacturing technologies to the business leaders, managers and engineers who lead or play a key role in a facility that serves the aerospace sector.

3. Additive Manufacturing Conference

The Additive Manufacturing Conference brings  manufacturing professionals who are working in additive manufacturing processes. In addition to 3D-printing technology, this conference focuses on industrial applications of additive technologies.

 4. Integrated Industries

The Integrated Industries Conference in its inaugural event offers topics such as:

  • Motion, Drive and Automation
  • Surface Technology,
  • The Internet of Things
  • Industry 4.0

5. EOS North American User Day (NAUD)

EOS North America User Day (NAUD) is open to both EOS customers and all attendees of IMTS. Attendees will learn about the latest developments in industrial 3D printing/additive manufacturing, including direct metal laser-sintering (DMLS) and plastics laser-sintering directly from EOS – the world leader in laser-sintering solutions.

6. Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit

The Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit features a series of presentations on how plant managers are using automated systems to deliver improved safety, reliability and productivity to streamline their operations.

7. Fluid Power

Pneumatics and hydraulics continue to be a key component in the manufacturing process, pushing the bounds of efficiency, speed, and communication. Industry experts explain how to optimize your fluid power components, while maximize energy conservation.

8. OPC Foundation

OPC-UA Seminar brings together OT (Operation Technology) and IT (Information Technology) to report about standardized, secured interoperability for data and information exchange from sensor to IT and the Cloud. Learn why OPC-UA has been selected for German Industry4.0 and how to integrate your machine to SAP quickly. Learn also about Microsoft’s integration of OPC UA into Azure, offering big data and analytics for the ecosystem of 40 million OPC-enabled devices.

 9. Industrial Laser Conference

This conference cover incorporating lasers into  manufacturing processes. The conference includes industrial applications of lasers in:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Cutting
  • Welding
  • Marking and more

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