International Manufacturing Technology Show

September 10 - 15, 2018 | McCormick Place | Chicago, IL

IMTS Spotlight

XL Machine: Jump Starting Careers with Co-Ops and Apprenticeships

On any given day, 86 people at XL Machine work on upwards of 200 different jobs, turning out high-tolerance components for automotive, life sciences and other industries. Boasting 19 horizontal mills, 33 vertical mills, 20 CNC lathes, two mill/turns and a CNC grinder, Modern Machine Shop magazine named XL Machine a 2017 “Top Shops” winner in the category of machining technology.

Chris Orlowski, general manager of XL Machine, knows that staying in “Top Shop shape” requires skilled operators. However, with hundreds of machinists retiring for each handful of new trainees entering the industry, finding new talent goes beyond posting a sign out front that says, “Wanted: Experienced Machine Operator.”

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Cassie Haupers – Vice President at Swiss Precision Machining, Inc.

IMTS Experiences: Plan to be Blown Away

“We never know what we’re going to get in the RFQ box tomorrow, but the project could utilize some piece of equipment that I’ve seen at the IMTS show,” says Chris Orlowski, General Manager, XL Machine Company, Inc., a company that takes pride in its ability to machine complex, high-tolerance parts.   Read the full article

About The Show

About The Show

For 90 years, IMTS has been the premier manufacturing technology show in the Northern Hemisphere. IMTS 2016 hosted 2,407 exhibitors, 115,612 registrants within its 1.37 million sq. ft. of floor space. IMTS is held every even year in Chicago and attracts buyers and sellers from 117 countries. (IMTS 2018, Sept 10-15)

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

The key to success at IMTS is planning… Here are the starting points:

Featured Showrooms –

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Dynatect Manufacturing, Inc.
Cogsdill Tool Products, Inc.
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
ZPS America LLC