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Cleaning Exhibits Emphasize Precision, Automation and Environmental Safety

Some parts cleaning exhibitors say the biggest trends they are experiencing include more automated equipment, the need for precision cleaning for smaller particle counts than in the past and growing demands for using more green and neutral-based cleaners. 

Labs Teach Students and Educators about Smart Manufacturing Technologies and More

For educators, classroom-style Learning Labs offer instruction on smart manufacturing technologies and high-end technology, and students can interact with equipment on the show floor’s smaller Learning Labs. 

The IMTS Balloon Gets Around

Where oh where has the IMTS balloon been? Find out if it blew through your hometown on its way to the big show.

IMTS: Then and Now

Mark Albert, editorial director of Modern Machine Shop, attended his first IMTS in 1980, when what is now McCormick Place was one building, spillover exhibitors were housed in a printing warehouse and PCs were just arriving on the scene.

Absolute Marks 30 Years of Machining Evolution

Examples of process and setup consolidation include demos on twin-spindle five-axis machines and multi-slide CNC screw machines.

IMTS Ripe with Mold and Die Technology

The complexities and tight tolerances of mold work make it a very demanding trade.

VR at UR: See Cobots in Another Dimension

Universal Robots’ expansive two-story IMTS booth in the North Hall features a VR headset interface that will give you exact tool and joint positions in real time as you manipulate the arm with the virtual gripper. 

Product Lineup Features Ganesh Machinery’s New Look

The Ganesh GenMill and GenTurn lines demonstrate the company's new look. Catch them in three different booths.

Star CNC Booth Introduces Two New Machines

At IMTS this year Star CNC is introducing the SR-38J and SK-51 CNC Swiss-type automatic lathes, two machines equipped to meet the skilled workforce challenges facing manufactures today.

Blum-Novotest Showcases New Laser Measuring System, Celebrates 50 Years

At Blum-Novotest’s booth this year the company is showcasing LC50-DIGILOG laser measuring system, a FANUC CR-7iA cobot using a Blum-Novotest bore and a FANUC Robodrill vertical machining center.