Improve ProductivityIMTS 2008 can help you improve productivity and reduce cycle times. You'll see faster, more precise machine tools; cutting tools to process virtually any material; finishing technologies; automation systems; sophisticated quality instruments and manufacturing software. You'll meet and talk to experts in advanced manufacturing technologies. Plan now to attend.
For more information, and to register, go to www.imts.com
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