Registration opens for IMTS 2016 conference

June 16, 2016

Registration opens for IMTS 2016 conference

The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), organiser of the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) taking place in Chicago, Illinois, USA, September 12-17, 2016, has announced that registration is now open for the accompanying IMTS 2016 Conference. The IMTS 2016 Conference runs for four days during IMTS, from September 12 – 15 and includes nearly 70 individual conference sessions.

The IMTS 2016 Conference focuses on five topic tracks featuring a variety of industry specific sessions:

  • Process Innovations: New Materials, R&D, Composites, Tooling/Workholding, General Cutting, Grinding
  • Alternative Manufacturing: Additive/3D Printing, EDM, Waterjet, Laser, Fastening/Joining, Welding
  • Plant Operations: Energy Efficiency, Lean Manufacturing, Cost Justification, Training/Workforce, Government Initiatives, Lifecycle Management
  • Automation: CAD/CAM, Connectivity, Motion Control, Robotics, Software, Vision Systems
  • Quality: Measurement, Testing, Inspection, Standards, Optical/3D

“These conferences provide opportunities to stay on the leading edge of technology, a core mission of IMTS,” stated Peter R Eelman, Vice President – Exhibitions & Business Development, AMT. “Presentations from thought leaders in many different disciplines inspire new ways to transform your business, whether that’s learning how to implement Industry 4.0 practices or improving results in a specific work cell.”

IMTS also hosts eight additional educational conferences that focus on specific technologies:

  • Additive Manufacturing (Sept. 13-14),
  • EOS North American User Day (Sept. 14),
  • Fluid Power (Sept. 14),
  • Industrial Laser (Sept. 13),
  • Integrated Industries (Sept. 13),
  • Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit (Sept. 14),
  • OPC Foundation (Sept. 15)
  • TRAM Aerospace (Sept. 14-15).

The Additive Manufacturing Conference covers processes, applications and materials and provides practical knowledge on how to implement them in a manufacturing facility. Topics include light-weighting, robotic Additive Manufacturing, combining additive and subtractive manufacturing, software and automation.

The conference will consist of a day and a half of programming dedicated to the processes, applications, materials and specifications that are unique to Additive Manufacturing. The goal of the conference is to help attendees understand when (and if) AM could be utilised and how it should be implemented within a traditional manufacturing facility.

The EOS North American User Day is open to both EOS customers and all attendees of IMTS. Attendees will learn about the latest developments in industrial 3D printing/Additive Manufacturing, including direct metal laser-sintering and plastics laser-sintering directly from EOS and its customers and partners.

The Industrial Laser Conference discusses how to incorporate lasers into the manufacturing processes to stay competitive in the current high-tech market. It will cover industrial applications of lasers, such as: Additive Manufacturing, Cutting, Welding, Marking and more. Most importantly, the conference will show how to apply lasers to increase profit & efficiency.

www.IMTS.com   |   www.AMTonline.org

Download the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

Our latest issue is now available to view online or download in PDF format.

As well as an extensive AM industry news section, this 176-page issue includes articles and reports on:

  • Innovation and differentiation: Precious metal Additive Manufacturing in the jewellery sector
  • Unrealised potential: The story and status of Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion
  • Freemelt AB: Open source technology to explore the potential of Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion
  • In pursuit of perfection: A case study on how Bugatti and APWORKS leverage the full potential of AM
  • Facing obstacles to profitability in metal AM: An Operational Excellence perspective
  • Mass-production using PBF-LB: How laser beam measurements can help pave the way
  • Link3D’s ‘Additive Manufacturing Maturity Model’: Developing an agile and resilient supply chain
  • Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM): Binder Jetting Technology demystified
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