About the Show

Beyond the Exhibits: Attractions at IMTS

Find new opportunities that empower and amplify the future of manufacturing technology.

AMT's Emerging Technology Center (ETC)

Sponsored by AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology, the ETC unveils the cutting-edge realm of disruptive technologies and visionary concepts reshaping the landscape of advanced manufacturing. Previous showcases have demonstrated a connected factory powered by digital innovations, the groundbreaking feat of 3D printing a car and driving it off the show floor, a model of a life-sized 3D printed lunar habitat, and insight into the construction of the awe-inspiring Giant Magellan Telescope. You won't want to miss the AMT ETC at IMTS 2024. Details coming soon!

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Miles for Manufacturing

It's our 10th Anniversary! The Miles for Manufacturing (M4M) 5K Run/Walk is AMT's annual community fundraising event. It was first run at IMTS 2014 and has raised over $190,000. Since the IMTS tradeshow pays all the hard costs of producing the M4M, 100% of the money raised from sponsorship and registration fees gets distributed to support advance manufacturing education at schools and STEM programs throughout the country.
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IMTS+ Main Stage

Gain valuable insight into technology, market, and economic outlooks from top industry leaders, personalities and experts through keynote speeches, award presentations, and live shows and podcasts such as IMTS+ Today, IMTS+ Unwind, AMT Tech Trends, Making Chips, and an array of other enriching offerings.
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IMTS+ Afterwords

Enter an inviting, relaxed center of exchange where interaction with speakers is encouraged with open Q&A sessions. Engage directly with speakers from the IMTS+ Main Stage, a variety of technologists, and industry experts to have one-on-one dialogues and connections.

IMTS+ Creators Lounge

The IMTS+ Creators Lounge is back by popular demand! Debuting at IMTS 2022, the IMTS+ Creators Lounge is a destination where manufacturing Influencers and content creators come together to connect and share stories and insights from the industry. The IMTS+ Creators Lounge will stream live throughout the week with an exciting rotation of expert guests and hosts.
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IMTS+ Hubs

Launching in 2024, the IMTS+ Hubs will showcase industry influencers and manufacturing stories from the IMTS Show Floor. Four hubs, one in each building, will highlight a specific technology.
· North Building: Automation
· West Building: Additive Manufacturing
· South Building: Metal Removal
· East Building: Digital Manufacturing


IMTS reunites participants after a learning-packed day with food, drinks and networking opportunities with influential members of the manufacturing community throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
LATAM Night is brought to you by AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology, producers of IMTS and the AMT TechCenter in Monterrey, Mexico.
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Formnext Stage

The Formnext Stage @ IMTS will feature talks about adopting industrial AM into your production process, as well as entrepreneurship and business models. AMT, GBM, and Mesago will be joined by leading organizations in the additive manufacturing space such as Lift, Women in 3D Printing, VDMA, and others to bring you the latest in AM. The Formnext Stage will run daily from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Session information coming soon.

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Automation Stage, Accelerated by SPS – Smart Production Solutions SPS Stage

Gain insight from experts and technologists on implementing a range of automation solutions ranging from ideation to production for improved efficiencies and higher profit margins.

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History of IMTS

Manufacturing holds a significant place in the history in the United States, serving as a pillar of the U.S. economy, security, and identity. The origins of IMTS trace back to 1927, aiming to expand industry perspectives on advancements. IMTS remains dedicated to fostering awareness of cutting-edge technologies to propel the industry forward.
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Smart Manufacturing Showcase

We invite you to visit the Smart Manufacturing Showcase at IMTS 2024! Over the last decade, the evolution of the Internet of Things, Big Data and the desire for ever-increasing productivity has driven the smart manufacturing movement. The growing need for education, alongside increased offerings and adoption, has provided us with the opportunity to lead the discussion on the future of making things.
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