International Manufacturing Technology Show


Chicago, IL
Location: Track 1 – W192 A-C | Track 2 – W193 A-B & W194-A
September 12- 17

Building Hours
East & West: 9 am – 5 pm
North, C Hall & South: 10 am – 6 pm

One of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, featuring more than 2,000 exhibiting companies and 114,147 registrants.

The objective for the IMTS 2016 conference program is continuous improvement. Focusing on five topic tracks featuring a variety of industry specific sessions, presentations will provide solutions to current manufacturing problems such as improving productivity; improving part quality; and developing a stable, competent workforce to lower the cost of manufacturing in the United States and create new levels of market demand.

Conference topics and presentations will focus on:

Process Innovations
New Materials
R & D
Tooling / Workholding
General Cutting (turning, milling, drilling, etc.)

Alternative Manufacturing
Additive / 3D Printing
Fastening / Joining

Plant Operations
Energy Efficiency
Lean Manufacturing
Cost Justification
Training / Workforce
Government Initiatives
Lifecycle Management

Motion Control
Vision Systems

Optical / 3D

The Americas’ Largest Manufacturing Show

The International Manufacturing Technology Show is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, featuring more than 2,000 exhibiting companies and 114,147 registrants. The event is held every two years in September at McCormick Place, Chicago.

IMTS Pavilions
To help guide attendees to booths quickly and easily, we organize exhibits in Pavilions that are geared toward specific industries, technologies and solutions. It’s like nine shows within the show.


Smartforce Student Summit
Program that enriches student and educator attendance at IMTS and encourages career consideration in the manufacturing technology industry. Participating exhibitors provide information about the industry.

Co-Located Shows
You can see a complete range of manufacturing technology solutions during your visit to IMTS, making this truly manufacturing’s most comprehensive event. Complementing the metalworking solutions that you’ll see at IMTS are five additional co-located shows:
• Industrial Automation North America
• Motion Drive, & Automation North America
• Surface Technology North America
• ComVac North America
• Industrial Supply North America

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