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IMTS 2016 is the 31st edition of the premier manufacturing technology show in North America. More than 2,000 exhibit- ing 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 and attracts more than 114,000 buyers and sellers from more than 112 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. Complementing the metalworking solutions on display at IMTS 2016 are fve co-located shows brought to IMTS by show orga- nizer Deutsche Messe. The two shows that were part of IMTS 2014 and are returning are Industrial Automation North America and Motion, Drive & Automation North America. The three new shows include Surface Technology North America, ComVac North America and Industrial Supply North America. Information about these fve co-located shows is available at 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 effciency. They come to look and they come to buy. IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show September 12-17, 2016 McCormick Place, Chicago, IL 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 continu- ously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing. Founded in 1902 and based in Virginia, the association special- izes 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 pro- grams that encourage research and innovation, and the develop- ment of educational initiatives to create tomorrow's Smartforce. AMT also owns and manages IMTS – The International Manu- facturing Technology Show, which is the premier manufacturing technology event in North America. AMT members are committed to delivering and supporting the world's leading manufacturing technologies. They are constantly meeting the demands of the industry by innovating their pro- cesses and solutions. These are the manufacturing companies that design, engineer, build, sell, service and support equipment for automation, material removal, material forming, assembly, inspection and testing, communications and control, and more. Learn more about member benefts and how to join AMT by visiting IMTS 2016 — THE INTERNATIONAL MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY SHOW AMT —THE ASSOCIATION FOR MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY Program Sponsors Produced by Modern Machine Shop magazine. August 2015 © 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: Melissa Williamson, Membership Administrator,

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