10 Sep IMTS 2018

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) is the largest manufacturing exhibition in the world and is held every even-numbered year. It takes place in McCormick Place, Chicago, in September 10 – 15. IMTS 2018 hosted the highest number of exhibiting companies ever (2,563) and was the largest in the number of registrations (129,415)

The show has 9 pavilions: Abrasive Machining/Sawing/Finishing, Additive Manufacturing, Controls & CAD-CAM, Fabricating & Lasers, Gear Generation, Machine Components/Cleaning/Environmental, Metal Removal, Quality Assurance, Tooling & Workholding Systems.

Our company was exhibited in the largest Metal Removal pavilion in South Building, Level 3. The area of this giant pavilion is 840,000 square feet or 78,038 square meters. Various machines exhibited in it, from three-story monsters to miniature machines such as ours. All the famous brands of machines from around the world were represented here.

We always wonder how the pavilion is equipped for displaying different machines. High voltage cables and compressed air piping are held everywhere under the floor. This allows you to connect and fully realize work at the time of the show with machines of any size. Hundreds of giant working machines, carpeting between them, flowers, greenery and beautiful girls, handing out advertising brochures – it makes an indelible impression.

NS CNC exhibited the Mira-X7 milling machine. It was highly appreciated by many exhibitors, as the smallest high precision simultaneous 5-axis CNC machine in the world. It was a real machine premiere.Continuously, visitors were watching how the machine works and how it automatically changes the milling bits. They were amazed by our miniature tool holders. They looked tiny in comparison with huge CAT 40 or 50 type tapered holders.

We hope in two years to be back at this unique exhibition.