IMTS 2016

The biennial  International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) is the largest and longest-running manufacturing technology trade show in the United States. Running during even-numbered years in September at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, the show is a blend of the here-and-now and the-what’s-to-come in terms of manufacturing technology, covering 1.3 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 2,400 exhibiting companies. This Zone provides a glimpse of some of the equipment on display at the most recent show, as well ascommentary about the trends and technology CompositesWorld editors saw there.

Bionic Human Tells the Story of Additive Manufacturing

One of three major displays in this year’s Emerging Technology Center (ETC), hosted by AMT–The Association For Manufacturing Technology, is the additive bionic human.

Bright Futures for Car Design: EcoCar 3 Challenge

Today’s Technology Center, Booth W-20, showcases how the latest advancements in manufacturing technology are being implemented by businesses, featuring technology from the aerospace, automotive, medical and energy sectors.
New Product Announcements

Motion, Drive & Automation North America Doubles in Size

Returning as a co-located show to IMTS 2016, Motion, Drive & Automation North America (MDA) is highlighting the latest advances in electric and mechanical power transmission and control, as well as hydraulics and pneumatics.