Top Shops Executive Summary

2014

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IMTS 2014 is the 30th edition of the premier manufacturing technology show in North America. More than 1,300 exhibiting companies will occupy 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space at the McCormick Place complex in Chicago, Illinois. IMTS takes place during even-numbered years in Chicago and attracts more than 90,000 buyers and sellers from more than 116 countries. Leading manufacturers will display their equipment in nine product pavilions including: • Abrasive Machining, Sawing, Finishing • Controls & CAD/CAM • EDM • Gear Generation • Machine Components, Cleaning, Environmental • Metal Cutting • Fabricating, Laser, Additive • Quality Assurance • Tooling & Workholding Systems Also, these events are co-located at IMTS 2014: Industrial Au- tomation North America and Motion, Drive & Automation North America. World-class show organizer Deutsche Messe brings its global industrial events to North America. Industrial Automation NA and MDA NA exhibitors will showcase all areas of industrial automation as well as technologies and solutions for the power transmission, motion control and fluid technology sectors. Manufacturing industry professionals attend IMTS to see more than 15,000 new machine tools, controls, computers, software, components, systems and processes that can improve their efficiency. They come to look and they come to buy. AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology and its members—those who design, build, sell and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing. Founded in 1902 and based in Virginia, the association specializes in providing targeted business assistance, extensive global support and business intelligence systems and analysis. AMT is the voice that communicates the importance of policies and programs that encourage research and innovation, and the development of educational initiatives to create tomorrow's Smartforce. AMT's members design, engineer, build, sell, service and support equipment for automation, material removal, material forming, assembly, inspection and testing, communications and control, and more. Their businesses reflect the worldwide evolution in the technologies of the manufacturing process and signify their commitment to deliver and support the world's leading manufacturing technologies. AMT owns and manages IMTS, the International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is the premier manufacturing technology event in North America. Learn more about member benefits and how to join AMT. IMTS 2014—THE INTERNATIONAL MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY SHOW AMT —THE ASSOCIATION FOR MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY Program Sponsors Produced by Modern Machine Shop magazine. July 2014 © Modern Machine Shop. All rights reserved. Cincinnati, OH 45244 USA No portion of this report may be reproduced in any form, by any means, without prior permission from Modern Machine Shop. AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology 7901 Westpark Drive McLean, Virginia 22102-4206 Phone: 703-893-2900 Email: Abby Bledsoe, Membership Administrator (abledsoe@amtonline.org) amtonline.org INTERNATIONAL MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY SHOW September 8 - 13, 2014 | McCormick Place | Chicago IMTS—International Manufacturing Technology Show September 8-13, 2014 McCormick Place, Chicago, IL IMTS.com

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