Good Night IMTS. See you Again in 2018

There were 115,612 in attendance, which is the third highest attendance recorded for an IMTS.

�

 

The 31st edition of North America’s largest manufacturing exhibition has come to a close. According to the early numbers released by AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology, it was a show for the books. As the show packs up, McCormick Place will be relieved of 76 million pounds of equipment that represents the totality of what a record number of exhibitors (2,407) brought to show.

For me, the fact that more companies with new and innovative things to display speaks to the health of metalworking manufacturing. In addition, the themes of digital manufacturing, additive manufacturing and connectivity are early in their development and seem to be poised for long-haul integration across the spectrum of manufacturing.

There were 115,612 in attendance, which is the third highest attendance recorded for an IMTS. Attendees come to this for a variety of reasons, and over the years, the addition of technical sessions and conferences as well as the high attendance numbers for them has enhanced the experience for people looking for capital equipment and more technical information.

AMT is releasing additional post-show reports as the data is processed and analyzed. 

The dates for IMTS 2018 have been set for September 10-15, 2018. It’s never too soon to start planning.