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Pavilions of productivity.

More than 1,200 companies will present their performance, productivity, and profit enhancing capabilities at this month's IMTS 2004.

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Spread throughout all of Chicago's McCormick Place, IMTS 2004 is organized to allow you to make the most of your visit by dividing the variety of metalworking technologies unto Technology Pavilions. In addition to the traditional technologies displayed, this IMTS features a new pavilion and a new technology center.

The new pavilion is the Fluid Power Pavilion, presented with the Fluid Power Association. A new Emerging Technology Center will also highlight the future of manufacturing. This center is sponsored by AMT--The Association for Manufacturing Technology and GE Fanuc Automation.

For IMTS 2004, here are the show's 10 pavilions:

Hall A, South Building

Metal Cutting

With more than 150 exhibitors, this is the largest of the IMTS pavilions. On display here are machining centers, turning centers, lathes, flexible manufacturing systems, plus automated assembly technology.

Hall B, North Building

Abrasive Machining/Sawing/Finishing

From fine lapping and honing technologies to production sawing and grinding, this pavilion presents the variety of production technologies available.

Gear Generation

The technology presented in this pavilion includes gear grinding, hobbing, shaping, broaching, and gauging.

Metalforming & Fabricating/Laser

In addition to presses, brakes, bending equipment, and coil handling equipment, this pavilion will also feature laser and waterjet equipment and heat treating technology.

Hall D & E the Lakeside Center

Controls & CAD/CAM (Hall D)

A broad spectrum of electronic controls and communication technologies will be displayed, including CAD/CAM, CNC Controls, automation management, and production communications.

EDM (Hall D)

Wire, Ram, and Sinker EDM machines will headline in this pavilion that also displays EDM support products and technologies, from filtration to fluids.

Fluid Power (Hall D)

This newest pavilion presents the best in hydraulic and pneumatic power and controls.

Machine Components/Cleaning/Environmental (Hall D)

From ballscrews and bearings through coolant filtration and management equipment, this pavilion hosts a variety of productivity enhancing technologies.

Quality Assurance (Hall D)

The latest in-plant, in-process and laboratory quality assurance and measurement equipment, including tool monitoring, gauging, and Q/A software will be displayed in this pavilion.

Tooling & Workholding (Hall E)

Cutting tools, toolholding, and workholding systems of all types, from collets to tombstones, will be displayed in this pavilion.

Show Hours

Lakeside Center:

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

North & South Bldgs.:

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Special Hours:

Sunday, Sept. 12 ONLY, All Bldgs.

10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Date:Sep 1, 2004
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