Pavilions of productivity.More than 1,200 companies will present their performance, productivity, and profit enhancing capabilities at this month's IMTS IMTS International Manufacturing Technology Show
IMTS Improved Mobile Telephone Service
IMTS International Machine Tool Show
IMTS International Merchandise Trade Statistics
IMTS Improved Moving Target Simulator
IMTS Information Management Technical Specialist 2004.
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 Association for Manufacturing Technology, formerly the National Machine Tool Builders Association (NMTB), creates machine tool design standards.
The NMTB laid down standards for machine tool design, among other things: the taper used on CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) and GE Fanuc Automation GE Fanuc Automation, Inc, a joint venture between FANUC LTD. of Japan and General Electric, is a business unit of GE Enterprise Solutions. GE Fanuc is headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia. .
For IMTS 2004, here are the show's 10 pavilions:
Hall A, South Building
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
From fine lapping and honing technologies to production sawing and grinding, this pavilion presents the variety of production technologies available.
The technology presented in this pavilion includes gear grinding, hobbing, shaping, broaching broaching: see quarrying. , 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 CAD/CAM
in full computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing.
Integration of design and manufacturing into a system under direct control of digital computers. (Hall D)
A broad spectrum of electronic controls and communication technologies will be displayed, including CAD/CAM, CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) See numerical control.
CNC - Collaborative Networked Communication Controls, automation management, and production communications.
EDM (Engineering Data Management) An information system that maintains the details of all engineering data while the product is in the design and concept phase. This includes geometry and changes to geometry. See PLM.
EDM - Electronic Data Management (Hall D)
Wire, Ram, and Sinker Sinker
A bond whose payments are provided by the issuer's sinking fund.
A portion of these bonds are retired by the issuer each year.
See also: Sinking Fund, Super Sinker
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 Q/A Question and Answer
Q/A Quality Accounting 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.
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
North & South Bldgs.:
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 12 ONLY, All Bldgs.
10 a.m.-4 p.m.