International Manufacturing Technology Show IMTS 2024: Inspiring the Extraordinary
“Inspiring the Extraordinary” sets the theme for IMTS 2024 — The International Manufacturing Technology Show, taking place September 9-14 at McCormick Place in Chicago just one year from now.
IMTS 2024: The International Manufacturing Technology Show, is scheduled for September 9-14 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The event aims to showcase advanced technology, facilitate meetings with industry specialists, and offer networking opportunities. Registration is available at https://www.imts.com/show/reg.cfm.
The show features a range of sectors, each offering technologies that aim to help manufacturers evolve their current production methods. Industry experts are also available to assist with specific manufacturing challenges.
Courtney Silver, president and owner of Ketchie Manufacturing, notes the value of the event for discussing potential solutions with industry experts. Kevin Wigington, the 2023-2024 chair of the IMTS show committee, suggests that now is an opportune time for companies to assess their operational efficiency, research new technology, and plan equipment purchases.
Technological advancements highlighted by the event include turning centers that integrate multiple operations, as well as conveyors and systems designed to reduce cycle time and defects. Markus Stolmar, president and CEO of United Grinding North America, discusses the integration of new technologies to improve machine run-time.
The Metal Removal Sector will display a variety of turning centers, and Scott Etling of Kennametal discusses the potential for companies to find cutting tools that suit their needs.
In the area of Additive Manufacturing (AM), Glynn Fletcher of EOS North America comments on the transition of AM technologies into more mainstream applications. Melanie Lang, CEO of Formalloy Technologies, speaks to the growth in in-house AM equipment as a response to supply chain challenges.
Doug Burnside of Yaskawa Motoman focuses on the investment in automation technologies, mentioning the options available for smaller companies looking to automate.
Chad Sesing, a long-time IMTS attendee, advises a methodical approach to navigating the large scale of the event, emphasizing the need for planning. Tim Shinbara of AMT also notes the show as a venue for technological research and networking.