For 90 years, IMTS has been the premier manufacturing technology show in the Northern Hemisphere. Check out a recap of SME at IMTS 2018. Watch discussions from the show floor, download our latest released reports or read through event coverage.
SME Releases Latest Reports During IMTS 2018
SME released two industry reports during IMTS 2018 — the third in our series of white papers on Smart Manufacturing and Tooling U-SME’s 2018 Industry Impulse survey. Check out both of these industry reports to stay on top of the latest trends and information.
Smart Manufacturing: Building Talent to Accelerate a Digital Transformation
The third in the Smart Manufacturing Report series focuses on the importance of a learning culture, and how manufacturers are developing a “smart” workforce to drive business results.
Tooling U-SME Industry Pulse: 2018 Manufacturing Workforce Report
Maintaining the status quo for employee training and development is no longer an option. In its Industry Pulse: 2018 Manufacturing Workforce Study, Tooling U-SME found that immediate workforce development is crucial to industry’s future.
News Coverage From IMTS 2018
SME Media was on the floor of IMTS 2018 bringing you coverage and all you needed to know about IMTS 2018. Check out some of the biggest stories from IMTS 2018, and visit advancedmanufacturing.org for additional IMTS coverage.
||Former U.S. Navy SEAL, Owner of Bottle Breacher Discusses What it Takes to be a Success
Eli Crane shared with attendees of IMTS 2018 his experiences as a Navy SEAL, contestant on “Shark Tank” and business owner, and how these experiences have helped him build a business and life mission. Read More
||Universal Robots Sells 25,000th Cobot, Launches Next Evolution
Universal Robots (UR, Odense, Denmark) was one of the pioneers of today’s modern field of collaborative robots (cobots) with the launch of the UR5 robot in 2008, however the company didn’t rest on its laurels at IMTS 2018 in Chicago. Read More
||PODCAST: SME CEO & Executive Director Sandi Bouckley Talks IMTS 2018
SME Media's Dave O'Neil catches up with SME CEO and Executive Director Sandi Bouckley on day one of IMTS. Among the topics discussed: the future of manufacturing is increasingly digital; workforce development and training as a cultural imperative; and attracting and training the next generation in manufacturing. Listen Here
||Reshoring Initiative Focuses on Increasing U.S. Manufacturing by 40%
During opening day of IMTS 2018, Harry Moser, founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative, spoke during a press conference about achieving a 40% increase in U.S. manufacturing without tariffs. Read More
||IMTS Thrives in Contrast to Struggling Auto Shows
This week’s International Manufacturing Technology Show, more commonly known as IMTS, expects record crowds, with 116,000 registered attendees and 2,500 exhibitors. At the show’s opening ceremony today there were mentions of various records being sent. That’s in contrast to auto shows, both in the U.S. and abroad. Read More
Looking For Other Similar Manufacturing Events?
IMTS has wrapped up but there are plenty of other similar events coming up in the near future. Find one – or more – advanced manufacturing, emerging technology or industry-focused events that can move your business in the right direction.