IMTS pavilions provide targeted knowledge

The arrival of IMTS 2022 September 12-17 in Chicago brings together suppliers and manufacturers under one roof for the first time in four years. While the largest event will feature over 1 million square feet of exhibits and presentations, IMTS also brings together experts in a variety of specialties.

In a press release, IMTS officials noted the nine technology-focused areas that will be part of the 2022 show:

Abrasive machining/sawing/finishing – This area focuses on applications that require high tolerance and precision surface finish. It includes the complete range of grinders and saws as well as lapping, lapping and polishing equipment. See the floor plan of the pavilion.

Additive manufacturing (AM) – The AM pavilion has continued to grow at IMTS. Most of the world’s leading AM machine manufacturers will be present, as will materials suppliers and software vendors. See the floor plan of the pavilion.

Controls & CAD-CAM – Custom software automation and the latest manufacturing software applications are on display in this pavilion. Beyond CNCs and CAD/CAM software, the pavilion includes automation management systems, software development systems and services, and systems integration services. See the floor plan of the pavilion.

Manufacturing and lasers – See the latest technologies in manufacturing, laser and waterjet machining, plus exhibits of welding, metal processing and marking equipment. Exhibits will highlight in-process monitoring and multifunctional beam capabilities, as well as community collaboration on design, simulation, materials and quality. See the floor plan of the pavilion.

Equipment Generation – Gears are still leveraging power in areas ranging from precision medical devices to wind power. The pavilion will offer gear cutting, forming and finishing equipment, as well as broaching equipment. See the floor plan of the pavilion.

Machine/cleaning/environment components – From the operations side of the plant, this pavilion includes the parts to maintain and monitor your machines down to the components needed for safe and environmentally friendly operations. This includes items such as ball screws, bearings and spindles, parts cleaning, air and liquid filtration, and plant maintenance equipment. See the floor plan of the pavilion.

Metal removal – It is the largest of the IMTS pavilions, with manufacturers of machining centers, turning centers, EDM and other special machines. Data will be back in the spotlight as many technology vendors will offer product offerings with interconnectivity standards, like MTConnect, to provide the information needed to optimize today’s dynamic production floors. See the floor plan of the pavilion.

Quality assurance – This area includes metrology equipment and systems to keep processes on track. It includes all measurements such as CMMs, manual and automated gauges, tool monitoring systems, vision systems, test equipment and measurement software. See the floor plan of the pavilion.

Tooling and clamping systems – Good tooling can upgrade old machines and allow new equipment to reach peak performance. The pavilion will showcase the latest technologies that will result in minimum setup time and maximize machining time, including technologies such as cutting tools and clamping and fixture systems. See the floor plan of the pavilion.

For more information, see the full rundown at IMTS Technology Pavilions page.

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Donald E. Patel