Educational insights to take back to the shop floor

Departments - Attending IMTS conferences

July 6, 2018

One show, 1.4 million square feet of exhibit space, and four days of educational conferences – that’s what attending IMTS 2018 and the IMTS Conference sessions offer.

This year’s program is designed to provide attendees with tangible insights to take back to company operations for immediate implementation. From improving productivity and part quality to understanding Industry 4.0/the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), overall equipment effectiveness, and developing a workforce, the IMTS 2018 Conferences deliver solutions to manufacturing challenges by providing knowledge in this fast-paced industry.

Registering to attend the IMTS 2018 Conferences offers the opportunity to expand your knowledge through interactions with peers and experts throughout four days of intensive education, running concurrently with IMTS 2018. Opportunities throughout the sessions offer the chance to learn about challenges others have faced and overcome, and you may even relate to some of those scenarios within your operations. Engagement with those who have struggled with similar situations is the best way to develop a plan for improvement.

This IMTS 2018 Conference Guide is your path to manufacturing improvements. The following pages detail each day’s schedule, separated into five tracks with specific focuses for each one; how to register; and more about the presenters and the companies they represent.

This years’ IMTS 2018 Conference looks at:

Process Innovations

  • Composites
  • New/Exotic Materials
  • R&D
  • General Cutting
  • Grinding
  • Tooling/Workholding


  • Additive/3D Printing
  • EDM
  • Fastening/Joining
  • Laser
  • Waterjet
  • Welding

Plant Operations

  • Cost Justification
  • Energy Efficient
  • Government Initiatives
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Training/Workforce


  • Inspection
  • Measuring
  • Optical/3D
  • Standards
  • Testing
  • Vision Systems

Systems Integration

  • IIoT/Industry 4.0
  • Motion Control
  • Robotics
  • Software
  • Connectivity

After learning more about the IMTS Conference, don’t forget to flip over the IMTS 2018 Conference Guide to review the second event we are co-organizing – the 2018 Integrated Industries Conference, taking place Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. This one-day conference ties in closely with technology on the show floor, and features Motion, Drive, & Automation; Industrial Supply; and Surface Technology.

Registration is open for all conferences – – I hope you will join us for these educational learning sessions while attending IMTS 2018.

Elizabeth Engler Modic Editor