Machines. Tools. Systems. Minds.

Aerospace Industry

Experience First-Hand the Technologies That Will Help You Stay in the Lead. And Meet the Minds That Will Move You Forward

Staying ahead in aerospace manufacturing calls for processing, engineering and quality capabilities above and beyond.

Machining high value, highly engineered and difficult-to-machine aerospace materials – strong, lightweight, heat resistant – titanium, nickel, exotics, composites – requires the latest manufacturing technology available.

IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show delivers the best in action. It’s the largest display and demonstration of global manufacturing technology in the Western Hemisphere and the largest gathering of the master minds that make it work.

Breakthroughs are everywhere on the show floor. You'll find solutions you need from more than 2,400 IMTS exhibitors – the best the world has to offer. IMTS is the place to dig in and learn everything from the latest in spindle developments and robotics to new manufacturing technology innovations that will provide you the array of capabilities to produce high value component parts.


IMTS: Where You and Your Team Belong to the Community

More than 115,000 decision-makers, many of them your toughest competitors, attend IMTS to get ideas and find answers to their manufacturing problems.

At IMTS, you and your team can be confident you will find the machines, tools, systems and expert minds that will ensure your future success.


Rob Sattler

IMTS: Where Dreamers and Doers Connect

“We need to get ‘hands-on’ and understand the equipment we're buying. IMTS is an informative showcase that helps us make that final purchase decision. I enjoy seeing what the world has to offer, so I come to IMTS.”

Today, Rob Sattler, Jr. is vice president of sales, estimating and engineering. He proudly tells the tale of how his grandfather, Irwin Sattler, first put together LaSalle Machine Tool in the 1930s making complex special machines for the automotive industry with some very basic machine tools. It's a far cry from the high-tech machinery Sattler uses today.

Read Rob’s Story  |  More Stories from the IMTS Community


IMTS Will Provide The Answers You Need

Show after show, we ask our manufacturers like you, and they tell us …

  • 93% find new products or ideas to use
  • 86% find specific solutions to manufacturing problems
  • 89% visit booths of companies not currently calling on them
  • 64% make new business contacts

Come to IMTS and you will leave smarter with new sources and new solutions you can make your own.


The IMTS Conference

The IMTS Conference brings together industry’s greatest minds together under one roof to provide information and answers you need in a dynamic learning environment. Network with a community of your industry peers and explore fresh ideas to enhance your business. Leave with different perspectives on overcoming day-to-day and long-range challenges. The conference promises:

  • Sessions complement what you see on the exhibit floor
  • Insights that help you profit today and prepare for tomorrow
  • Professionals with solutions to your manufacturing challenges

IMTS Optimizes Your Show Floor Productivity

IMTS is organized to help you and your team navigate the show and find the answers you need efficiently.

IMTS features nine industry pavilions, 20 major product groups and more than 350 product categories. With complete lists of exhibitors it’s all searchable in alpha order or by exhibitor name.

You can start your search here.


The Ultimate Planning Tool

You used the MyShow Planner to plan and map your visit to IMTS. Use the MyShow Planner after the show to follow up on the connections you made with exhibitors.


IMTS: The Manufacturing Event Of The Year!

Don’t miss the manufacturing technology event of 2018, September 10-15. You can see and compare technologies from around the world and meet the minds that are moving manufacturing forward. Add the IMTS 2018 dates to your calendar.