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Program Sponsors AMT - THE ASSOCIATION FOR MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY 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. AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology 8FTUQBSL %SJWF .D-FBO 7JSHJOJB IMTS 2012 - THE INTERNATIONAL MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY SHOW t *"/" IMTS 2012 is the 29th edition of the premier manufacturing technology show in North America. More than 1,100 exhibiting companies will occupy 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space at the McCormick Place complex in Chicago, Illinois. IMTS is held every even-numbered year in Chicago and attracts more than 82,000 buyers and sellers from over 116 countries. Leading manufacturers will display their equipment in product category pavilions: t .FUBM $VUUJOH $POUBJOT FWFSZUIJOH GSPN NBDIJOJOH centers and Automated Manufacturing Systems to Flexible Manufacturing Systems and lathes. t 5PPMJOH 8PSLIPMEJOH 4ZTUFNT 'FBUVSFT KJHT mYUVSFT cutting tools of all types and related accessories. t .FUBM 'PSNJOH 'BCSJDBUJOH -BTFS 1SPDFTTFT )PNF UP XBUFSKFU QMBTNB BSD BOE MBTFS TZTUFNT welding equipment, heat treating and more. t ".5POMJOF PSH *OEVTUSJBM "VUPNBUJPO /PSUI "NFSJDB 8PSME DMBTT show organizer Deutsche Messe brings its global industrial event to North America. IANA exhibitors will showcase all BSFBT PG JOEVTUSJBM BVUPNBUJPO *OEVTUSZ TQFDJmD DPOGFSFODFT plant tours and educational workshops will add attendance value to this exciting new pavilion at IMTS 2012. Manufacturing industry professionals from all over the world attend IMTS to see more than 15,000 new machine tools, controls, computers, software, components, systems and QSPDFTTFT UIBU DBO JNQSPWF UIFJS FGmDJFODZ 5IFZ HBJO WBMVBCMF ideas and insights from over 1,100 of the world's leading equipment producers. They come to look and they come to buy. IMTS - International Manufacturing Technology Show September 10-15, 2012 McCormick Place, Chicago, IL Produced by Modern Machine Shop magazine. July 2012 © 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.

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