IMTS 2016 News Release - The International Manufacturing Technology Show
IMTS - Exhibitions & Communications Department

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For Immediate Release: June 2, 2016


Bonnie Gurney, Director - Exhibitions Strategy & Communications, AMT
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Eight additional conferences offer educational opportunities on a broad scope of manufacturing technology advances and trends.


McLean, VA.,  (June 2, 2016) - Registration is now open for the IMTS 2016 Conference, a key educational attraction at IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show. The IMTS 2016 Conference, which runs for four days during IMTS, offers 55-minute long seminars that 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. 

“These conferences provide opportunities to stay on the leading edge of technology, a core mission of IMTS,” says Peter R. Eelman, Vice President - Exhibitions & Business Development, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, the parent organization of IMTS. “Presentations from thought leaders in many different disciplines inspire new ways to transform your business, whether that’s learning how to implement Industry 4.0 practices or improving results in a specific work cell.” Eelman also notes the conferences provide excellent networking opportunities.

The IMTS 2016 Conference runs from Sept. 12 – 15. There are nearly 70 individual conference sessions from which to choose, all held in the West Building – Level 1 of McCormick Place in rooms W192 A-C, W193 A-B and W194-A. 

IMTS also hosts eight additional educational conferences that focus on specific technologies: Additive Manufacturing (Sept. 13-14), EOS North American User Day (Sept. 14), Fluid Power (Sept. 14), Industrial Laser (Sept. 13), Integrated Industries (Sept. 13), Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit (Sept. 14), OPC Foundation (Sept. 15) and TRAM Aerospace (Sept. 14-15).

A variety of pricing packages are available, including single-day sessions and full conference and show discount packages. Registration for any conference includes full access to all IMTS exhibit halls for all six days. For a complete list of conference details and pricing, visit

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    The IMTS 2016 Conference focuses on five topic tracks featuring a variety of industry specific sessions:

  • Process Innovations: New Materials, R&D, Composites, Tooling/Workholding, General Cutting, Grinding
  • Alternative Manufacturing: Additive/3D Printing, EDM, Waterjet, Laser, Fastening/Joining, Welding
  • Plant Operations: Energy Efficiency, Lean Manufacturing, Cost Justification, Training/Workforce, Government Initiatives, Lifecycle Management
  • Automation: CAD/CAM, Connectivity, Motion Control, Robotics, Software, Vision Systems
  • Quality: Measurement, Testing, Inspection, Standards, Optical/3D

Eight Additional Conferences

    1.    The Additive Manufacturing Conference covers processes, applications and materials and provides practical knowledge on how to implement them in a manufacturing facility. Topics include: 

  • Lightweighting
  • Robotic Additive Manufacturing 
  • Combining Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing 
  • Software
  • Automation

The conference will consist of a day and a half of programming dedicated to the processes, applications, materials and specifications that are unique to additive manufacturing. The goal of the conference is to help attendees understand when (and if) additive manufacturing could be utilized and how it should be implemented within a traditional manufacturing facility.
Registration to the Additive Manufacturing Conference includes access to the exhibit and networking room at the Modern Machine Shop Top Shops @ IMTS.

    2.    EOS North American User Day is open to both EOS customers and all attendees of IMTS. Attendees will learn about the latest developments in industrial 3D printing/additive manufacturing, including direct metal laser-sintering and plastics laser-sintering directly from EOS – the world leader in laser-sintering solutions – and our customers and partners.

    3.    The Industrial Laser Conference discusses how to incorporate lasers into the manufacturing processes to stay competitive in the current high-tech market. It will cover industrial applications of lasers, such as: Additive Manufacturing, Cutting, Welding, Marking and more. Most importantly, the conference will show how to apply lasers to increase profit & efficiency.    

    4.    The inaugural Integrated Industries Conference will bring together industry experts with the goal of addressing solutions to current manufacturing concerns, sharing new trends & best practices, and ultimately helping companies thrive in today’s dynamic manufacturing environment. The conference will tie in closely with technology on the show floor, and feature topics such as Motion, Drive & Automation, Surface Technology, The Internet of Things, and Industry 4.0. The conference tracks are:

  • Motion, Drive & Automation — electric & mechanical power transmission & motion control (Location: W196-A)
  • Industrial Supply — industrial subcontracting, supply chain solutions, innovative materials, lightweight construction (Location: W196-C)
  • Surface Technology — surface treatment & finishing (Location: W196-B)

    5.    The Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit will feature a series of presentations on how plant managers are using automated systems to deliver improved safety, reliability and productivity to streamline their operations – helping end-users increase their productivity and conquer their current and future manufacturing challenges.

    6.    The Fluid Power Conference focuses on pneumatics and hydraulics, key components in the manufacturing process. Industry 4.0 and the increasingly smart factory are pushing the bounds of efficiency, speed, and communication. Hear from industry experts on how to adapt, optimize your fluid power components, and maximize energy conservation.

    7.    The OPC Foundation Conference. OPC-UA Seminar brings together OT (Operation Technology) and IT to report about standardized, secured interoperability for data and information exchange from sensor to IT and the Cloud. Learn why OPC-UA has been selected for German Industry 4.0 and how to integrate your machine to SAP quickly. Learn also about Microsoft’s integration of OPC UA into Azure, offering big data and analytics for the ecosystem of 40 million OPC-enabled devices.

    8.    The TRAM Aerospace Conference aims to educate manufacturing professionals on innovations in the aerospace sector that can make their process more efficient and more profitable. Bringing together industry, academia and research centers, TRAM offers attendees unique insights into advanced manufacturing technologies.

All conferences require registration, so complete your online registration today to avoid registration lines at the show.

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IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show
The largest and longest running manufacturing technology trade show in the United States is held every other year at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.  IMTS 2016 will run Sept. 12-17.  IMTS is ranked among the largest trade shows in the world. Recognized as one of the world’s preeminent stages for introducing and selling manufacturing equipment and technology, IMTS attracts more than 114,000 visitors from every level of industry and more than 112 countries.  IMTS is owned and managed by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology and its members—those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing. Founded in 1902 and based in Virginia, the association specializes in providing targeted business assistance, extensive global support, and business intelligence systems and analysis. AMT is the voice that communicates the importance of policies and programs that encourage research and innovation, and the development of educational initiatives to create tomorrow’s Smartforce. AMT owns and manages IMTS — The International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is the premier manufacturing technology event in North America.


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