September 10 - September 15
IMTS 2018 will be the 32nd edition of the premier manufacturing technology show in North America. IMTS 2016 hosted the highest number of exhibiting companies ever (2,407) and was the third largest in number of registrations (115,612) and in net square feet of exhibit space (1,370,256) at the McCormick Place complex. IMTS is held every even-numbered year in Chicago and attracts buyers and sellers from 117 countries.
America Makes will host a “Knowledge Bar” as part of a new Emerging Technology Center (ETC) pavilion, managed by AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology, on September 10 – 15 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. The Additive ETC pavilion will be shared by both America Makes and its Gold-level member, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
The Additive ETC pavilion is located in the McCormick West Building, Level 3 & Annex, Booth #431609. AMT’s move to create and sponsor an ETC at IMTS dedicated specifically to additive manufacturing (AM) is a direct reflection of the expansion of additive technologies into all markets, becoming a valuable component of every manufacturing facility, small and large. According to AMT, the number of AM-related exhibitors showcased in the Additive ETC is nearly triple as compared to those IMTS 2016 exhibitors.