IMTS

7 Impressions of IMTS 2018

The up-and-coming technologies hinted at during previous shows have now arrived, and they are being accepted as part of the now-standard means of making parts.

Cleaning Exhibits Emphasize Precision, Automation and Environmental Safety

Some parts cleaning exhibitors say the biggest trends they are experiencing include more automated equipment, the need for precision cleaning for smaller particle counts than in the past and growing demands for using more green and neutral-based cleaners. 

Labs Teach Students and Educators about Smart Manufacturing Technologies and More

For educators, classroom-style Learning Labs offer instruction on smart manufacturing technologies and high-end technology, and students can interact with equipment on the show floor’s smaller Learning Labs. 

The IMTS Balloon Gets Around

Where oh where has the IMTS balloon been? Find out if it blew through your hometown on its way to the big show.

IMTS: Then and Now

Mark Albert, editorial director of Modern Machine Shop, attended his first IMTS in 1980, when what is now McCormick Place was one building, spillover exhibitors were housed in a printing warehouse and PCs were just arriving on the scene.

IMTS Ripe with Mold and Die Technology

The complexities and tight tolerances of mold work make it a very demanding trade.

Liebherr Showcases Part Recognition Technology

Liebherr is showing off a vision system for its automation platform that provides accurate part recognition at 0.5-millimeter accuracy. 

Step into the Map

The MyShow kiosks offer users a friendly interface to look up directions, search for booths and exhibitors, and find manufacturers of certain products. 

Modern Machine Shop’s Top Shops Hall of Fame Booth Features Past Honorees

Booth 236600 highlights a live display of Modern Machine Shop’s annual machining best practices and benchmarking program.

Have You Ever Wanted to Kill the Plater?

This tongue-in-cheek question starts the conversation about finding and developing trusted relationships between machine shops and finishing suppliers at IMTS.

Sodick Ushers in an Era of Change Across EDM, Milling and Additive

At IMTS 2018, Sodick is showcasing an era of change with new offerings in its EDM, milling and additive technologies.

New Erowa SmartChucks Make Workholding Industry 4.0-Ready

Erowa unveils smart workholding and automation products at IMTS.