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IMTS 2018

For 90 years, IMTS has been the premier manufacturing technology show in the Northern Hemisphere. SME is proud to support our regional event partner and IMTS producer, AMT.


IMTS 2018

Events Details

IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show
September 10-15, 2018
McCormick Place
2301 S Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois



Event Highlights

SME Announces Latest Reports SME Announces Latest Reports
SME will be releasing three industry reports during IMTS 2018 — SME's Manufacturing Industry Compensation Study, the third in our series of white papers on Smart Manufacturing, and Tooling U-SME’s 2018 Industry Impulse survey.
SME Rundown Watch a Recap of the Show: SME Rundown
Watch LIVE as we recap the show from the SME booth on the IMTS show floor. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to catch the daily SME Rundown of IMTS 2018.
SME Media Event Coverage SME Media Event Coverage
SME Media is covering all you need to know about IMTS 2018. Stay up to date on everything happening by visiting our IMTS 2018 section on
Organizational Needs Analysis Free Organizational Needs Analysis from Tooling U-SME
Tooling U-SME will be raffling off an onsite consultation with one of our learning and development experts during IMTS 2018. Those interested in winning this one-day onsite consultation for your organization can enter the drawing by filling out an online form or by visiting the Tooling U-SME booth at IMTS. Learn More


Where to find SME at IMTS

SME will be active throughout the McCormick Place with four spaces featuring various activities and attractions. Read below to find out more information on what we have planned and where you can find us at IMTS!


SME Brain Challenge

Challenge your brain at the SME booth where we’ll feature our SME Brain Challenge. Attendees are welcomed to test their skills against the latest Tooling U-SME manufacturing curriculum.

Smart Hub

Smart Manufacturing Hub

The Smart Manufacturing Hub will feature several advanced manufacturing technologies, including automation, 3D printing, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and more. Technical presentations from industry-leading smart technology providers will share insight on recent developments in this rapidly evolving field.

Tooling U-SME

Tooling U-SME

Tooling U-SME is holding a drawing for a free, onsite consultation with one of our learning and development experts. This one-day version of our Organizational Needs Analysis includes interviews with key stakeholders at a single location to validate a linkage among training, performance management, and strategic goals. The winner will receive an executive summary of findings and recommendations. Visit the Tooling U-SME booth to enter your organization into the drawing.

Smartforce Student Summit

Smartforce Student Summit

SME will be hosting a Rippl3D Mars Rover and Rocket Challenge in the Smartforce Student Summit. Students can put their skills to the test through challenges that involve 3d printing, creativity and design. In addition, there will be an SME Workforce Development space where students can find more information on events and scholarships. SME Members and PRIME students will also be present to showcase their projects and activities in this space.