IMTS 2018

The biennial International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) is the largest and longest-running manufacturing technology trade show in the United States. Taking place in 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. At last count, it covered more than 1.3 million square feet of exhibition space and included more than 2,400 exhibiting companies. This Zone houses information about the show, including products on display, as well as commentary from the Composites World editors about trends and technology presented there.
Smartforce Student Summit
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Labs Teach Students and Educators about Smart Manufacturing Technologies and More

For educators, classroom-style Learning Labs offer instruction on smart manufacturing technologies and high-end technology, and students can interact with equipment on the show floor’s smaller Learning Labs. 
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The IMTS Balloon Gets Around

Where oh where has the IMTS balloon been? Find out if it blew through your hometown on its way to the big show.
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Software Platform Updates Provide Improved Functionality

With so much happening in a busy show year between NPE2018 and Amerimold 2018, MoldMaking Technology is revisiting some of the technology that was on display. In case you missed it: Version 2018 R2 of the Visi software platform from Vero Software (which the company has at IMTS 2018) provides a module for reverse engineering, along with improvements for CAD and CAM processes.