IMTS prepares for biennial event in Chicago, Sept. 6-13
The International Manufacturing Technology Show will host more than 1,200 exhibitors at Chicago’s McCormick Place Sept. 6-13. IMTS is sponsored by the Association For Manufacturing Technology and is expected to draw more than 85,000 buyers and sellers from 80 countries.
The show is organized in pavilions that focus on specific manufacturing products, including:
Controls & CAD/CAM
Metal Forming & Fabricating/Lasers
Tooling and Workholding Systems.
In conjunction with this event, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and AMT have developed a comprehensive educational conference for the manufacturing community. Conference and registration information can be found at www.imts.com.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey