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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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History

Know more about IMTS's more important facts.

1927

The first National Machine Tool Builders' Exposition.

1929

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

1960

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

1974

First time taking place in Chicago, IL.

1978

McCormick Place facility was expanded to include Donnelley Hall.

1992

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

2000

The new millennium ushered in many industry and world changes.

2006

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

2008

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

2010

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

2012

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.