IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 Announces IMTS 2014 Conference Registration Open

IMTS 2014 Conference Speakers Set

McLean, Va., May 10, 2014 -– Registration is open for the IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 Conference which will run four days during IMTS, Sept. 8 – 11. IMTS takes place Sept. 8-13 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

“The IMTS community has made it clear that educational events for professionals already in the industry are essential as manufacturing moves ahead,” said Peter R. Eelman, Vice President – Exhibitions & Communications, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. “Those who take advantage of the IMTS 2014 Conference stand to gain an edge by keeping up with trends, evaluating new product developments, and absorbing technical know-how from the industry’s thought leaders.”

IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 Announces IMTS 2014 Conference Registration Open

Sixty-nine 55-minute presentations over four days will provide solutions to current manufacturing problems, such as improving productivity, improving part quality, and developing a stable, competent workforce to lower the costs of manufacturing in the United States and create new levels of market demand. The five topic tracks are:

  • Process Innovations  


Exotic Materials

New Materials


General Cutting (turning, milling, drilling, etc.)


Tooling / Workholding

  • Alternative Manufacturing Processes

Additive / 3D Printing


Fastening / Joining




  • Plant Operations

Cost Justification

Energy Efficiency

Government Initiatives

Lean Manufacturing

Life Cycle Management

Training / Workforce

  • Quality / Metrology



Optical / 3D



  • Systems Integration


Motion Control



Vision Systems

IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 Announces IMTS 2014 Conference Registration Open

Here are examples of a few of the key presentations:

Additive Manufacturing – The Pros and Cons looks at what industries are using additive manufacturing technologies and how they are being used.

Capital Equipment Justification – The Truth About ROI demonstrates how to accurately justify making an investment in new equipment and understanding the costs involved; the tangible and intangible benefits; the cost of not making the investment; and finally, calculate the payback.

Achieving the Best Possible Straightness and Hole Tolerance in Deep Hole Drilling details three decades of experience in machine tool manufacturing with an emphasis on the production of high-precision deep hole drilling.

Combination Tools … When They Make Sense covers a list of what to take into account when considering combination tools. The session also provides information on what the manufacturer needs to design a tool and dismissing some of the reasoning for not considering a special tool, as well as the cost advantages of using combination tools.

A complete list of conference presentation topics is available at

A Day Pass ($250) includes access to the exhibit hall floor for all six days of the show and one day of the attendee’s choice at the IMTS 2014 Conference. A Full Pass ($450) includes access to the exhibit hall floor for all six days of the show and all four days of the Conference. To register for the IMTS Industry & Technology Conference visit

“We’ve come full circle because in the early years IMTS was actually an educational event, and only turned into a buying/selling forum after World War II,” John Krisko, IMTS Director – Exhibitions explains. “We are thrilled to offer presenters bringing this level of variety, depth, creativity and quality to the conference,” he continued “We are certain that our conference participants will come together and leave smarter.”

IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 Announces IMTS 2014 Conference Registration Open

To learn more about IMTS, the IMTS 2014 Conference, and to register, visit

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Media Note: Members of the media may attend any or all sessions of the IMTS 2014 Conference free of charge. Please contact Mary Uhrina at Email Contact or 630-240-2139 to register.

IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show

The largest and longest running manufacturing technology trade show in the United States is held every other year at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.  IMTS 2014 will run September 8-13. IMTS is ranked among the largest trade shows in the world. Recognized as one of the world’s preeminent stages for introducing and selling manufacturing equipment and technology, IMTS attracts more than 100,000 visitors from every level of industry and more than 112 countries.  IMTS is owned and managed by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.


John Krisko
Director – Exhibitions,
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Bonnie Gurney
Communications, AMT
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