The History of the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS)

IMTS was first held in Cleveland, Ohio in 1927. Originally, the trade show was called International Machine Tool Show and mainly featured industrial machinery and technology.

In 1990, the trade show was renamed International Manufacturing Technology Show to incorporate growing technologies of the time which included welding, lubrication, and materials
engineering. IMTS has since become the largest manufacturing technology trade show in North America.

IMTS Today

IMTS is held in even-numbered years in Chicago at McCormick Place, which contains 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space. Managed by The Association for Manufacturing Technology, the show draws attendees from the United States and more than 117 other countries. In 2016, IMTS hosted 2,407 companies and received 115,612 registrations in total.

Monaghan at IMTS

Monaghan Tooling Group first exhibited at IMTS in 2002 and 2018 will mark our 7th year exhibiting at the show. Meet our team in including, Scott, Paul, Andrea, Dan, Kelly, Kenny, Reed, Jaece, and Danijel at booth 431292, September 10-15, 2018 at McCormick Place in the West Building!

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