Artifacts on loan from the American Precision Museum, located in Windsor, Vermont, will entertain and engage visitors on the history of manufacturing at IMTS 2010. Attendees will see how far industry has advanced through the years. Exhibits appearing at IMTS include historic lathes (pictured right), sewing machines, typewriters, milling machines, hand-powered planers and a tiny model steam engine.
Ann Lawless, executive director at the American Precision Museum, is excited about the opportunity to share some history with IMTS. "The machine tool industry developed from the interchangeable parts used in gun making initially. It's the same process that was used for sewing machines, bicycles, even automobiles. Everyone knows the work that Henry Ford did to create the assembly line, but he couldn't have done it without interchangeable parts."
In addition, the museum will have information regarding its education programs and some history of the museum itself. "We're going to have a beautiful exhibition set up for IMTS that really illustrates the work we do at the museum. It's a wonderful opportunity for us and we're grateful for the help the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) has done during this process."
The Manufacturing Museum at IMTS will be located at Booth E-4771 in the East Building.