(September 10-15, 2018)Chicago, Illinois. More than 115,000 industrial decision-makers attend the International Manufacturing Technology Show to get ideas and find answers to their manufacturing problems. They will see new technology demonstrated in areas like aerospace, automotive, machine shop, medical and power generation. The IMTS Conference Program will focus on six topics in 2018 including Process Innovations, Alternative Manufacturing, Plant Operations, Automation, Quality and Industry 4.0/IIoT. Co-located shows include Hannover Messe USA: Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives, Surface Technology, ComVac and Industrial Supply. The Smartforce Student Summit will once again promote student and educator attendance and other familiar attractions such as AMT's Emerging Technology Center will highlight the latest manufacturing technologies.