The IMTS 2018


The International Manufacturing Technology Show is on track to be one of the busiest and biggest shows ever!

The International Manufacturing Technology Show is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, featuring more than 2,400 exhibiting companies and welcoming more than 115,000 visitors in 2016.  IMTS 2018 will be the 32nd edition of the premier manufacturing technology show in North America and is on track to be one of the busiest and biggest shows ever!

IMTS is ranked among the largest trade shows in the world. Recognized as one of the world’s preeminent stages for introducing and selling manufacturing equipment and technology, IMTS attracts visitors from every level of industry.

IMTS offers a complete range of manufacturing technology solutions, making this truly manufacturing’s most comprehensive event. Complementing the show itself are four co-located shows:

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

Abrasive Machining/Sawing/Finishing

This pavilion has the technology for applications that require high tolerance and precision surface finish.

Additive Manufacturing

This is where you can see the continued improvements in materials and processes that are producing more industrial additive solutions than ever.

Controls & CAD-CAM

The world of custom automation and the latest software is on display in this pavilion, everything you need to extract the maximum efficiency from your machine tool — optimizing your plant operations and cost efficiency.


EDM is a proven, reliable, high-accuracy technology for those in the tool & die industry, and especially those that specialize in one-off or specialty components. Everything from CNC wire EDM equipment to die sinking machines can be found here.

Fabricating & Lasers

This pavilion showcases the latest technology in fabricating, laser and waterjet-based machining, along with displays of welding, metal treating and marking equipment.

Gear Generation

If you’re looking for gear manufacturing equipment—such as gear cutting, forming and finishing, as well as broaching, shaping and slotting machines, you must visit the Gear Generation pavilion.

Machine Components/Cleaning/Environmental

These are the goods you need to run your plant, from the parts to service and monitor your machines to the components necessary for safe and environmentally responsible operations.

Metal Cutting

Metal Cutting is the very foundation of the machine tool industry and this pavilion is where you’ll find the latest innovations in metal cutting equipment,

Quality Assurance

This is where you’ll find the metrology equipment and systems to keep your processes on track and find absolute confidence and security in the quality of your output. It’s also where you’ll find the equipment that will check the accuracy of your machines.

Tooling & Workholding Systems

This pavilion shows how to maximize investment in machinery and equipment. The latest in state-of-the-art workholding systems are also featured in this area.

“With the U.S. manufacturing sector expanding at its fastest pace since 2004 and capital equipment investment likely to follow, we anticipate that IMTS 2018 will be one of the busiest shows ever,” says Peter R. Eelman, Vice President – Exhibitions & Business Development at AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, which produces IMTS.


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