IMTS 2006 Edition

IMTS 2006 Edition

June 28, 2006

See What IMTS Can Do For You

With explosive global competition, today's manufacturers are faced with the ongoing task of identifying innovative ways to cut production costs and improve profitability. There is no better place to see the latest factory-floor technology than IMTS - the International Manufacturing Technology Show. This vast marketplace is filled with the largest display of the world's most advanced machine tools. The exposition takes center stage at Chicago's McCormick Place September 6 -13, 2006 with more than 1,300 leading producers set up across 1.2 million square feet of exhibit space. See 15,000 new machine tools, controls, computers, software, components, systems and processes. As one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, IMTS attracts over 85,000 buyers and sellers from 80 countries.


Register for the show at Advance registration fee through August 4, 2006 is only $25. Register by phone at 1- 888-346-8925 from August 5 through September 1 for a $50 fee. After September 1, register on-site for a $50 fee.

Group Registration

The most effective way to attend IMTS is to bring everyone that is involved in your company's specification or purchasing decision. IMTS supports the team approach by providing special registration discounts and amenities that make it easy for groups to meet with exhibiting companies as needed. Groups can register on-line at and receive a discounted rate of $15 per person. A group consists of five or more people, and MUST be registered at the same time. Group registration closes August 4, 2006.

myMap On

Many visitors use myMap on to pre-plan their visit. This unique tool is an online diary you build of who you need to see, and where they're located.

Start planning your visit to IMTS 2006 by searching for exhibitors featuring products and services of interest. You can use the exhibitor search function - where you can search by company name, product, pavilion, trade name or booth number. Or, start your search with our interactive floor map where you can search by product, pavilion, company name or hall. If you're ready to start capturing your search results and building your plan, start by signing up for the myMap tool on - you can use the exhibitor and interactive floor map functions right within the tool.

BattleBotsIQ Rumbles In

Experience metal-on-metal action as bots square off at IMTS 2006. BattleBotsIQ, an exclusive road show version of the wildly popular television robot battles, clashes into IMTS 2006 with exciting demonstrations and contests. BattleBotsIQ is the educational program created by the producers of the BattleBots® series where students gain practical knowledge of math, science, engineering and manufacturing through hands-on activities.

Attendees are invited to test-drive and duel with mini-bots in the 15 lb., 12-sided, 250 square foot EXACT JobBoss Thunderdome or try something a bit larger in the 1,600 square foot GibbsCAM Coliseum. The demolition fun runs each day in Lakeside Center, Hall D. Participation is free to all registered attendees.

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SME Conference

The Competitive Manufacturers Conference at IMTS 2006 brings together experts to share up-to-date, technical information. The conference, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, will focus on information vital to keeping manufacturing operations competitive.

Emerging Technology Center

The Emerging Technology Center (ETC), sponsored by Ex One Company, will showcase thinking from some of the most innovative researchers nationwide of manufacturing-specific technologies, new initiatives and capabilities in the next three to five years, and what the industry needs to do now to get there. Due to the tremendous response in 2004 and expanded exhibits at the upcoming show, the ETC will move to a larger space in McCormick Place, Hall B, lobby area off the North Hall.

IMTS Success Stories

What did 1.2 million square feet of manufacturing technology do for three businesses? Real people - real stories. Find out how attending IMTS did everything from reducing material costs by implementing new water-jet cutting technology to finding ways to cut machining time and reducing turnaround time. What will your success be? For more information and the latest updates, go to
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