The International Manufacturing Technology Show is one of the largest industrial trade shows of Americas

The International Manufacturing Technology Show is one of the largest industrial trade shows of Americas, featuring 1,900 exhibitors and 100,000 visitors. The event is held every two years in September at McCormick Place, Chicago.
IMTS 2014 is the 30th edition of the premier manufacturing technology show in North America. 1,900 exhibiting companies will occupy 1,240,863 net square feet of exhibit space at the McCormick Place complex in Chicago, Illinois. IMTS is held every even-numbered year in Chicago and attracts more than 100,000 buyers and sellers from over 112 countries.

To help guide attendees to booths quickly and easily, we organize exhibits in Pavilions that are geared toward specific industries, technologies and solutions.

Manufacturing industry professionals from all over the world attend IMTS to see more than 15,000 new machine tools, controls, computers, software, components, systems and processes that can improve their efficiency. They gain valuable ideas and insights from over 1,900 exhibitors from the metalworking industry. They come to look and they come to buy.

At IMTS, exhibitors from the metalworking industry will display their products and productivity solutions at McCormick Place in Chicago covering 1.2 million net square feet of show floor. Leading manufacturers will display their equipment in product category pavilions:

Metal Cutting: contains everything from machining centers and assembly automation to flexible manufacturing systems and lathes.

Tooling & Workholding Systems: features jigs, fixtures, cutting tools of all types and related accessories.

Metal Forming & Fabricating/Laser Processes: home to waterjet, plasma-arc and laser systems, welding equipment, heat treating and more.

Other pavilions at IMTS include Abrasive Machining /Sawing/Finishing; Controls & CAD –CAM; EDM; Gear Generation; Industrial Automation North America; Machine Components/ Cleaning/ Environmental and Quality Assurance.

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The first National Machine Tool Builders' Exposition.


The second National Machine Tool Builders' Exposition was held in Cleveland.


With the computer revolution in its early stages, numerical control was a hot topic.


First time taking place in Chicago, IL.


McCormick Place facility was expanded to include Donnelley Hall.


The 90s saw many changes in the ever-evolving IMTS.


The new millennium ushered in many industry and world changes.


Attendance surged to 91,985 as the recovery continued to attract an educated attendee looking for the latest technology.


Posting its strongest showing since 2000, covered 1,233,878 square feet of exhibit space with 1,803 companies exhibiting.


Strong results at IMTS 2010 signaled a strong comeback in manufacturing.


Results of IMTS 2012 prove the continuing leadership of manufacturing in the overall economy as Show Management reports the strongest results in more than a decade.