2012’s Newest Technology

The 2012 International Manufacturing Technology Show will be the 29th offering of this premier event held in Chicago’s McCormick Place complex. Coordinators of the show state that the over 80,000 expected visitors will experience more than 1,100 technology-based exhibitions. Each Pavilion of the complex will host a specific industry, giving the heavy hitting companies in that field a chance to boast about their newest gadgets.

Who Will Attend?

Attending the IMTS will be technology and manufacturing professionals from around the world. The show is also open to students who wish to pursue a career in any one of the fields offering exhibits. Each company will provide educational information relevant to their business and industry.

The industries showing at IMTS in 2012 include aerospace, automotive, machine shop, medical and power gen/green. Prominent exhibitors this year include Aerospace Manufacturing and Design, Bluco Corporation and Delcam.

Aerospace Manufacturing and Design

Under the category of Books, Publications and Information Services, Aerospace Manufacturing and Design will be offering an exhibit in the Tooling and Workholding Systems Pavilion.

Aerospace Manufacturing and Design is a magazine resource for the tooling and manufacturing industry. A visit to one of the AMD exhibitions will provide an informative and appealing source of information. The company features industry related stories both online and in print with a staff that covers a range of topics including the newest technology solutions or design and CAD programs yet to be released.

This publication provides an in depth look at the industry that includes software, hardware, news and trends in tool and design. The AMD booth at IMTS will provide visitors a chance to meet the faces behind the words. Attendees that stop by will get to discuss industry news with the writers and editors that keep them informed.

The Aerospace Manufacturing and Design booth will be number is W-100 in the Tooling and Workholding Systems Pavilion.

Bluco Corporation

This year Bluco Corporation is one of the featured exhibitors at IMTS, showing in the Metal Forming and Fabricating/Laser Pavilion. Bluco offers modular fixturing systems for welding. Each unit features precision machined tables and reusable tooling components.

During their exhibit, Bluco will offer a closer look at their distinctive modular solutions. The company promises to create a system for any size or shape weldment. This Aurora, Ill. manufacturer will provide information at their booth to will help customize the right system for businesses.

The Bluco exhibit is at booth N-6021 in the Metal Forming Pavilion.


In Controls and CAD-CAM, Delcam offers a taste of some of the newest design software available. Delcam produces applications such as ArtCAM, Delcam for SolidWorks, PowerINSPECT

Attendees will meet the programmers that create some of the most powerful CAD design platforms and simulator software available. The booth setup should offer a chance to see and play with the programs. Delcam will have people on hand to answer any questions visitors might have regarding applications they are considering for purchase or ones that they might already use for business.

The Delcam exhibit will be located in booth E-3222 in the Controls and CAD-CAM section.

Show Information

IMTS offers online registration and travel bookings. Attendees generally stay at a local Chicago hotel associated with the show. Registration will require deposit for one night and taxes. Deadline for registration and hotel booking is August 15, 2012. Companies looking to book rooms must provide names of guests no later than August 1st or risk losing their housing.

IMTS is held every two years. This year the event will open on September 10th and run through to the 15th. Shows begin in the East and West buildings at 9 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. In the North and South buildings, the exhibitions start at 10 a.m. and end at 6 p.m.

IMTS is the largest exhibition of its kind in the world. No other show offers this quality and quantity of industrial trade information and technology. This is the place a company can find solutions for manufacturing needs. Businesses can use this trip as both a motivator and training platform. In the over 1,100 booths, IMTS offers the trendiest technology in nine different industries.

Business is about networking as much as anything else. The show will give professionals a chance to meet the people who make the decisions in their field. IMTS attendance opens up a world of business contacts that may be potential vendors or customers one day.

The show promises to be one of the biggest and most informative to date. This is the place to find 2012 newest technologies. Those who miss it will have to wait two years for another International Manufacturing Technology Show.


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