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IMTS 92 - The International Manufacturing Technology Show - opens in Chicago September 9 and runs through September 17 at Chicago's McCormick Place. IMTS is the Western Hemisphere's larges trade show. Over 800 companies from all over the globe will be showing products in exhibits covering some 931,000 sq. ft. of space.
The great thing about a trade show the size of IMTS is the amount of options available to attendees. If you’re into cars, fighter jets, machine tools, fighting robots, manufacturing relics or simply the latest technology advancements in a particular industry, you’ll find it at IMTS 2010.
IMTS exists primarily as a buy-and-sell North American venue for practically every conceivable technology used in manufacturing, and in that regard it has no equal. There you’ll find on display the latest and greatest technology, from hardware to software and everything in between. But anyone who has attended past shows is aware that IMTS is much more than that. Following is a rundown of "extracurricular" activities you’ll find waiting for your edification and enjoyment.
In 1927 the first precursor of IMTS was held in Cleveland. Back then, lasers, robots and computer controls were just science fiction. At IMTS 98 they will fill nearly every last corner of the recently expended McCormick Place.
8 Gear Technology advertisers will have booths at IMTS 92, the largest trade show in the Western Hemisphere. The show opens in Chicago on Sept. 9 and runs through the 17th. More than 800 companies from around the world will cover some 931,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space to show the latest manufacturing technology - everything from forming and fabrication products to environmental and plant safety equipment.
Robots, computers and other signs of high technology abounded at IMTS 94, supporting the claim by many that this was one of the best shows ever. Many of the machines on display had so many robotic attachments and computer gizmos that they looked more like they belonged in some science fiction movie than on the floor of a machine shop.
The latest machines, tooling and technology for gear grinding were featured at IMTS 2012.
IMTS-90 - the Western Hemisphere's largest trade show - is coming to Chicago September 5 -13, 1990. The event, sponsored by NMTBA - The Association For Manufacturing Technology - will be held at the McCormick Place Complex. Over 1200 exhibitors will display their products at this event.
They only let the Addendum team on the show floor for one day (they said it was something to do with their liability insurance...), but here's what our intrepid team of gear fanatics noticed at IMTS 2012.
Here's a list of IMTS 2010 booths gear manufacturers won't want to miss.
Tom Lang liked what he saw in the Gear Generation Pavilion at IMTS 2004. Standing in his booth, Kapp Technologies’ vice president/general manager talked with many attendees during the show and afterward said: “We had an increase of both quality and quantity of visitors.”
The International Manufacturing Technology Show provided one of the biggest ever marketplaces for buying and selling gear-making equipment, with 121601 attenders, making it the largest IMTS ever. The show took place September 4-11 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.
Gear Technology's handy list of which booths to visit at IMTS 2012.
A special advertising section featuring gear industry exhibitors at IMTS 2012.
We talked with a number of major companies in the midst of their planning and strategizing for IMTS 2012, with the thought of determining just how much things have in fact changed for exhibitors regarding the trade show experience.
Our coverage of the gear-related booths at IMTS continues from last issue.
IMTS Show Coverage for 1998.
Previews of manufacturing technology related to gears that will be on display at IMTS 2012.
IMTS: It can be the best of times or the worst of times. The best because nowhere will you find more equipment, products and services for your business than at McCormick Place, Chicago, in September; the worst because finding your way around the show and around the city can be a hassle.
Like many businesses in this economic cycle, the IMTS marketing team is forced to look for clever ways to make a profit.
It’s that even-numbered-year time-of-the-year again. The International Manufacturing Technology Show, IMTS 2008, is right around the corner. This 27th installment of the biennial trade show is focusing on connecting global technology.
Manufacturing is a hot topic everywhere these days, what with economic stimulus plans targeting the struggling industry worldwide. Many hopes are tied to a manufacturing recovery to bring us further up out of the economic doldrums of 2007–2008. Most indicators show that manufacturing is climbing back, so what better time for the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2010 to witness first hand the next generation’s technology.
Here's our editors' look at some of the best new technologies for gear manufacturers that will be on display at IMTS 2010.
If the free iPad giveaway from FANUC doesn’t draw you in, the wall-to-wall new machine tool technology displays should have you stopped dead in your tracks. To be exact, there will be 1.2 million square feet of exhibit space that may have your jaw dropping. IMTS may be the last show you want to forget to bring walking shoes to.
There’s a bustle of activity as exhibitors prepare for America’s most significant manufacturing trade show. The red carpets are ready, the lights are being tested, and the crowds are gathering with anticipation. Amid the excitement, Gear Technology has managed to sneak under the usher’s ropes to provide you with this advance look at some of the gear-related products and technologies that will be featured at IMTS 2004.
Pack your bags for a fun-filled week in Chicago at IMTS 2004 with booth after booth of products and services for gear manufacturers, as well as a technical conference and a student summit.
Special advertising section featuring gear industry exhibitors.
The gear lover's guide to "da show," plus native dishes, language lessons, amazing factoids and other bits about our kind of town.
A handy checklist of the booths that gear manufacturers might want to see.
The International Manufacturing Technology Show has come a long way from the National Machine Tool Builders’ Exposition fi rst held in 1927.
Complete listing of booths with relevant gear manufacturing technologies.
Booth previews in the Gear Pavilion and beyond.
Booth previews from exhibitors showing products and services for the gear industry.
September 3-11 the 1986 International Machine Tool Show, "The World of Manufacturing Technology", will be held at the McCormick Place Exposition Center in Chicago. More that 1000 exhibits from over thirty countries are planned. These exhibits will present a complete range of machine-tool products from 2-story high presses to complete manufacturing systems, lathes, lasers, CAD/CAM systems and robotics.
The biggest industrial trade show in the world this year - and the manufacturing machinery industry's most important marketplace - will be at McCormick Place in Chicago September 7 - 15.
IMTS is coming, whether you're ready or not. No matter what your current situation, you should consider going to the show.
This special advertising section features some of the premier gear-related exhibitors at IMTS 2004.
IMTS is back in town, From Sept. 7 through Sept. 15, the largest industrial exhibition in the Western Hemisphere will fill one of the largest exhibition centers in the world. A show of this magnitude is a little like the 500 lb. gorilla in your dining room - hard to ignore.
McCormick Place, Chicago. A manufacturer's dream. Acres and acres of machine tools up and running - cutting chips, filling molds, moving material, bending, shaping, smoothing, measuring. Computers, robots and lasers everywhere - George Lucas goes to engineering school. Sounds, light and, most important, over 100,000 people, moving around, taking notes, asking questions and, above all, buying. This was IMTS '94. A heady, if tiring, experience.
The last two months have been both a time of difficulty and of growth for Gear Technology. Unexpectedly, I found myself in the hospital having surgery, and consequently out of commission for several weeks. At the same time, two individuals on our staff lost family members, and most of this period saw us getting ready for this preshow IMTS issue while being seriously short-staffed.
Special advertising section for IMTS 2012
Lines at McCormick Place's Starbucks concession stand will probably be a little longer at IMTS 2006, but the show's organizers won't be complaining.
Publisher Michael Goldstein urges gear manufacturers to come to IMTS 2006.
IMTS 94, the Association for Manufacturing Technology's biennial machine tool extravaganza opens September 7 at McCormick Place in Chicago. As always, the size of this show is astonishing. Over 100,000 visitors, enough to populate a medium-size town, will converge on Chicago's lakefront to visit more than 1,200 exhibits spread over the entire McCormick Place complex.
The carnival that is IMTS has come and gone. The aisles have been swept, and all the banners have been taken down. The fanfare of what some call the greatest machine tool show on earth has faded away.
Just back from IMTS and once again, I'm struck by the enormous vitality and strength of the manufacturing sector of the U.S. economy. It has made a phoenix-like rise from the grave dug for it by pundits in the '80s and has come back more robust and competitive than ever.
Founded in 1927 as the Machine Tool Show and held every two years, the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) has grown into the largest manufacturing trade show in both North and South America. The statistics for the 1998 show offer a glimpse of the magnitude. Over 1,440 exhibitors showed off 60 million pounds of machinery and went through 5 million pounds of display materials during the week long show. The show organizers themselves sent out 2,632,560 promotional pieces. Twenty-three foreign machine tool associations participated. It took 4,600 trucks to get everything to McCormick Place for the show. There were 450 journalists covering the event, which was attended by 121,764 people. There was $1,034.618,000 worth of business transacted on the show floor of IMTS 1998.
Our up-front column highlighting what's online this issue.
Publisher Michael Goldstein is confident that the manufacturing economy will continue to grow throughout next year, no matter who wins the 2012 presidential election.
Listen carefully these days and you'll hear a faint rumbling among the economic masses. It's probably nothing to worry about. It'll most likely go away. It's only the naysayers and skeptics who predict that the end is near. They've been doing to far almost all eight years of our current economic boom, and they've been wrong so far.
"It's show time!" Ready or not, on Sept 3, the biennial International Machine Tool Show opens at McCormick Place, Chicago. Planning a show that encompasses displays from over 1000 companies from 29 nations and an associated technical conference presenting more than 200 papers on 50 topics has not been without its problems.
Here's what Dennis was thinking...
"Opportunity is the start of great enterprises." said the Greet statesman Demosthenes, and what was true 2300 years ago is no less true now. Plenty of opportunities which can grow into great - and successful - enterprises are waiting for us right now if we only have the foresight to take advantage of them.
For eight days every other year, the sponsor of the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), strives to turn Chicago's McCormick Place into a "productivity marketplace," the largest and most completer display and demonstration of manufacturing technology ever seen in the Americas. If the growth of the show is any indicator, that effort has been very successful indeed. With over 1.4 million square feet of exhibit space taking up all five levels and all three exhibit halls of McCormick Place, each level would rank as one of the nation's 200 largest trade shows. That wasn't always the size or scope of the show. Its inception, while impressive for the time, was humble by today's standards.
Student Summit Introduces Next Generation to Manufacturing The IMTS 2002 Show offers an opportunity for students, ranging from grade school to college, to take part in the exhibition.
I'm a big believer in the value of IMTS as a marketplace where gear manufacturers can go and look at the latest machine tools and processes; compare hobbing machines, gear grinders and inspection equipment; see turning, milling or grinding machines in action; and ask questions of the various vendors all in one place. This year's IMTS promised to be the biggest ever, and I have no doubt that it will be a valuable experience to those who go there looking for ways to improve the way they manufacture products.
The following products were selected because they hold the most interest for gear industry professionals.
When you to to IMTS, you expect to see hoopla. The mass of machines and bodies gathered in one place should create an unmistakable level of energy and enthusiasm. IMTS 2000 seemed uncharacteristically quiet...
Most anyone that has been in the gear industry—or any machining and tooling oriented business, for that matter—is probably at least somewhat familiar with the Roto-Flo workhorse line of hydraulic-actuated spline and thread rolling machines. After all, they’ve been at it for decade
Information for IMTS 2002.
Technology creates excitement. Just consider the natural buzz around IMTS, where manufacturers will go to explore ways they can increase productivity, improve quality, decrease costs or provide better service.
Before we get into projections and prognostications about the future, let’s take a minute to review 2012. For many in the gear industry, the year was better than expected. Some manufacturers had a very successful year leading up to an even more successful manufacturing trade show (IMTS 2012). Others were searching for more business, hoping that the general state of the economy wouldn’t make things worse. In some cases, it did.
Whew. IMTS is over, and I’m relieved, in more ways than one.
Going to IMTS? Beware. It's easy to make any number of common mistakes that can turn your productive buying trip into an expensive bomb.
Complete Guide to the Booths at IMTS.
The addendum team has just returned from IMTS 2000, and we were surprised to see several new names among the gear industry suppliers at the show.
News Items About IMTS
1 IMTS Reports Strong Exhibit Space Sales (January 30, 2012)
Show management for The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) reports positive news for exhibit space sales for IMTS 20... Read News
2 IMTS Focuses on Four Developing Technologies (June 23, 2010)
Everyone comes to IMTS to see "the next big thing." You can see four of these at the Emerging Technology Center (ETC) at IMTS 2... Read News
3 IMTS Preview: MC Machinery Systems, Inc. (June 8, 2012)
MC Machinery Systems, Inc., will display several new technologies and product lines at IMTS 2012 (booth N-6825), including the new wire E... Read News
4 IMTS Preview: Mazak (June 13, 2012)
During IMTS 2012, visitors to the Discover More With Mazak booth (S-8300) will experience Mazak's most advanced manufacturing systems... Read News
5 IMTS Welcomes Full Scale Model of F-35 Lightning II (June 22, 2010)
Lockheed Martin has agreed to exhibit a full-scale model of its F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter during IMTS - The International Ma... Read News
6 IMTS Inspiration Day Set For September 13 (August 18, 2010)
Keynote speakers from four different industries will be presenting programs at the first ever Industry Inspiration Day at IMTS. Allan McA... Read News
7 IMTS Preview: Nexus Tool (June 21, 2012)
Nexus Tool will introduce its patented ShrinkMILL System at IMTS this year. The ShrinkMILL uses shrink fit technology to make a per... Read News
8 Reishauer to Introduce RZ 260 at IMTS (June 24, 2010)
Reishauer Corporation will introduce a new series of gear grinding machines at the International Machine Tool Show (IMTS), September... Read News
9 IMTS Preview: Exsys Tool (June 4, 2012)
Exsys Tool, Inc. will display a variety of tooling system innovations for CNC turning centers in booth W-1664 at IMTS, taking place Sept.... Read News
10 Depo partners with CIMtek at IMTS (September 10, 2010)
Depo, North American Machine, and CIMtek LLC are proud to announce that Depo will be participating in next month's IMTS show in conju... Read News
11 MAG Emphasizes Complex Machining at IMTS (August 16, 2010)
MAG will bring an array of manufacturing and exhibit technology to IMTS 2010 including a holographic technology center in the South Hall ... Read News
12 IMTS 2012: A Look Ahead (October 7, 2011)
The Emerging Technology Center (ETC) at IMTS has always featured the latest in eye-catching, jaw-dropping, and thought-provoking technolo... Read News
13 Mahr Federal to Feature Digital Caliper Line at IMTS (June 25, 2010)
Mahr Federal will be featuring a new generation of its line of MarCal digital calipers at IMTS, September 13-18, 2010, at McCormick Place... Read News
14 IMTS Preview: Sunnen Products (July 2, 2012)
At IMTS 2012, Sunnen Products will introduce and demonstrate bore gages with new large-readout electronic indicators. Highly visible in t... Read News
15 IMTS Preview: Walter USA (May 24, 2012)
Walter USA, LLC, a cutting tool manufacturer, will showcase several new technologies in Booth W-1700 at IMTS in Chicago (September ... Read News
16 IMTS Ranks Among Top 50 Trade Shows (February 5, 2013)
The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) has been named among an elite group of tradeshows as part of Trade Show Executive ... Read News
17 IMTS Preview: Hexagon Metrology (June 27, 2012)
Hexagon Metrology Inc. will feature innovations in measurement automation at IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show) 2012 bein... Read News
18 Seco Brings Duratomic Grade to IMTS (May 24, 2010)
Seco Tools, Inc. will highlight its latest Duratomic grade TP0500, in booth # W-1564 at IMTS 2010. This new turning grade is suited to a ... Read News
19 IMTS Preview: Drake Manufacturing Services Co. (August 16, 2012)
In Booth N-6918 at IMTS this year, Drake Manufacturing Services Co. will showcase its latest model GS:TE-LM 200 Linear Motor External Thr... Read News
20 IMTS Preview: LMC Workholding (July 5, 2012)
LMC Workholding will be exhibiting in Booth No. W-1314 at IMTS 2012. LMC Workholding will be on hand to discuss its line of engineered wo... Read News
21 Reishauer to Exhibit Hard Gear Finishing and Automation Technology at IMTS (April 2, 2006)
Reishauer plans to exhibit the RZ 400 precision gear grinding machine at IMTS 2006. The machine incorporates new technology, including ge... Read News
22 IMTS Preview: Emuge Corp. (August 21, 2012)
Emuge Corp. will showcase their comprehensive line of clamping solutions at IMTS 2012. Emuge's workholding division specializes ... Read News
23 Carl Zeiss Highlights Vast at IMTS (September 24, 2012)
The Carl Zeiss Micura coordinate measuring machine was featured at IMTS 2012. This high precision, compact, bridge-type CMM f... Read News
24 IMTS Preview: Hommel-Etamic (August 23, 2012)
Jenoptik Industrial Metrology will demonstrate the new Hommel-Etamic F435 and F455 automatic form measuring system at IMTS 2012. The syst... Read News
25 IMTS Preview: Sandvik Coromant (August 10, 2012)
The Sandvik Coromant Smart Hub at IMTS 2012 will focus on helping attendees discover new ways to boost their business through knowledge, ... Read News
26 IMTS Preview: Klingelnberg (August 9, 2012)
Klingelnberg presents its latest skiving innovations at IMTS 2012. This tool system can be used on bevel gear milling machines and allows... Read News
27 Supertec to Present Seven New Grinding Machines at IMTS (June 16, 2010)
Supertec Machinery will exhibit seven new grinding machine models/types at this year's IMTS. They will be located in the Grinding Pav... Read News
28 IMTS Preview: Gleason (July 17, 2012)
Gleason will introduce a host of advanced new machines, tooling, and global customer support services at IMTS 2012 (Booth N-7000), c... Read News
29 IMTS Preview: Wenzel (July 18, 2012)
The all new LH Generation will be the highlight of the Wenzel Booth at IMTS 2012 (Booth E-5261) and the company will be presenting their ... Read News
30 Delcam Launching Next-Gen Software Version at IMTS (June 9, 2010)
Delcam will launch the 2011 version of its FeatureCAM CAM system at the IMTS exhibition in Chicago. The release will incorporate a more m... Read News
31 Sandvik Coromant to Present Tooling Innovation at IMTS 2010 (June 15, 2010)
Under the theme "The Road to Success Starts Here," Sandvik Coromant will be showcasing a broad range of tools at IMTS 2010. Wit... Read News
32 Sunnen Plans Match Honing Demonstrations at IMTS (July 8, 2010)
Sunnen's new match honing process produces bore specifications to match the measured size of individual pins, plungers or pistons tha... Read News
33 Manufacturing Museum Must See at IMTS (August 16, 2010)
Artifacts on loan from the American Precision Museum, located in Windsor, Vermont, will entertain and engage visitors on the history of m... Read News
34 Renishaw Presents Lathe Inspection Probes at IMTS (May 27, 2010)
Renishaw's new RLP40 and OLP40 lathe inspection probes offer a choice of signal transmission technologies - radio or optical - to mak... Read News
35 Star-SU Previews New Machines for IMTS (June 21, 2010)
The all-new Bourn & Koch 1000VBS has an innovative stroking unit that will allow users to shape spur or helical gears by simple input... Read News
36 Landis Introduces New Grinders at IMTS (April 6, 2006)
Landis Grinding Systems new LT1-1200 flexible CNC grinder with variable swiveling wheelhead will be displayed for the first time at... Read News
37 ITW Rocol Offers Coolant Technology at IMTS (June 30, 2010)
Rustlick PowerCool Green and PowerCool Green CF coolants are new, long-lasting water-soluble oils made from naturally derived, "gree... Read News
38 IMTS Preview - Seco Tools (June 5, 2012)
Seco Tools will meet the increased productivity needs of various manufacturers, from aerospace to windpower to automotive to medical, by ... Read News
39 IMTS Preview: Liebherr Gear Technology (August 8, 2012)
The LFG1000 CNC Gear Profile-Grinding Machine, and the LCS 500 CNC Gear Generating- and Profile- Grinding Machine, which are ready to use... Read News
40 Junker Offers Lean Selection Speed at IMTS 2012 (July 27, 2012)
Junker's Lean Selection allround offers custom-tailored power and precision and is especially prized for being user-friendly and cost... Read News
41 IMTS Preview: Lexair Inc. (July 6, 2012)
Lexair's low-profile Flex-Grip collet closers maintain a secure, parallel grip on inconsistent workpieces using a quick-change system... Read News
42 Okuma Highlights CNC Lathe at IMTS (August 15, 2012)
Okuma America Corporation recently announced that the new LT-3000EX, a high-powered CNC lathe, will be shown for the first time in the Un... Read News
43 IMTS Preview: Dontyne Systems (August 17, 2012)
Dontyne Systems has developed a Gearbox Model to simulate deflection of a fully coupled system of gear, shaft and bearing components incl... Read News
44 McHenry Wins IMTS iPad Raffle (October 26, 2012)
Paul McHenry, shop supervisor at Tri-City Machine Products, Inc. was the lucky winner of a new iPad at the Gear Technology/Power Transmis... Read News
45 IMTS Preview: Saint-Gobain Abrasives (August 20, 2012)
Saint-Gobain Abrasives, the world's largest abrasives manufacturer, has recently introduced Norton Paradigm Diamond and CBN Wheels, w... Read News
46 IMTS Preview: Nikon Metrology (June 22, 2012)
Nikon Metrology CMMs leverage the productivity gains offered by Renishaw's five-axis REVO probe system. REVO is a dynamic probe syste... Read News
47 IMTS Preview: Big Kaiser (June 19, 2012)
Big Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. continues to expand its product line. The Kaiser Series 310 EWD Precision Finish Digital Boring Head fe... Read News
48 Spain Manufacturing Technology Represented at IMTS (September 8, 2010)
Despite a challenging economy, Spain continues to demonstrate commitment across all growth industries, including manufacturing technology... Read News
49 Howe and Howe Discuss Waterjet Technology at IMTS (August 30, 2010)
Flow International Corporation recently announced that Mike and Geoff Howe of Howe and Howe Technologies on the Discovery Channel will be... Read News
50 Veeco to Display Surface Metrology System at IMTS (September 8, 2010)
In booth# E-5439, Veeco Instruments Inc. will display its NPFLEX 3-D Metrology System for characterizing surfaces previously too difficul... Read News
51 R&J Preps Cutting Tool Technologies for IMTS 2012 (April 13, 2012)
R & J Tool is celebrating twenty-five years of indexable insert sharpening by presenting its patented indexable carbide and ceramic i... Read News
52 IMTS Preview: Hardinge Inc. (June 15, 2012)
Hardinge Inc. (Elmira, NY) manufactures workholding products to grip parts to be turned, milled, ground, welded, assembled or positioned ... Read News
53 IMTS Preview: MAG (June 6, 2012)
The Freedom eWARE software suite from MAG is the first all-encompassing manufacturing data reporting platform to provide availability per... Read News
54 Romi to Demonstrate Vertical Machining Center at IMTS (August 20, 2010)
Romi Machine Tools Ltd., a manufacturer of CNC Lathes, Production Turning Centers and Machining Centers, will have a D800AP Vertical Mach... Read News