Category Archives: IMTS 2018

3D Printing Industry Review of the Year September 2018

The month of September met a variety of additive manufacturing shows such as IMTS, TCT, as well as New Scientist Live. The 3D printing industry also saw many technological advancements aiming to accelerate industrial metal additive manufacturing. This includes EOS’s M300 series of direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) 3D printers and 3D Systems and GF […]

Rückblick auf die IMTS 2018 – Interview mit Peter R. Eelman

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Die International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) kooperierte mit europäischen Medien, um den Bekanntheitsgrad der Messe zu erhöhen und Besucher anzuziehen. In diesem Jahr erreichte sie neue Rekordwerte: 129.415 Besucher aus aller Welt besuchten die IMTS 2018. 2.563 Unternehmen nahmen als Aussteller teil. Es gab 2.123 Stände auf einer Ausstellungsfläche von 132.315 qm. Im Anschluss an [...]

Der Beitrag Rückblick auf die IMTS 2018 – Interview mit Peter R. Eelman erschien zuerst auf 3Druck.com – The Independent AM Magazine.

Additive experts give verdict on IMTS and the industrialization of 3D printing

IMTS 2018 set all time records for attendance and exhibit space. At this years event it was evident that additive manufacturing is increasingly finding application within the wider manufacturing universe. Peter R. Eelman, Vice President, VP of organizers AMT describes AM as “one of the most revolutionary technologies ever brought to IMTS” with an “unprecedented […]

Additive experts give verdict on IMTS and the industrialization of 3D printing

IMTS 2018 set all time records for attendance and exhibit space. At this years event it was evident that additive manufacturing is increasingly finding application within the wider manufacturing universe. Peter R. Eelman, Vice President, VP of organizers AMT describes AM as “one of the most revolutionary technologies ever brought to IMTS” with an “unprecedented […]

IMTS 2018: Is Metal 3D Printing Taking Over?

Halfway through the 2018 International Manufacturing Technology Show, a large digital display flashed a number in excess of 125,000. Attendance is often the most telling indicator of interest and excitement for manufacturing. Of the 2,123 booths covering 1,424,232 sq. ft., only 51 companies represented additive manufacturing. When compared to RAPID+TCT (300+) or formnext (470+), the […]

Day Two of 3D printing at IMTS, smart factories and preparing for serial production

Self-driving 3D printed vehicles, beer-pouring robots, robots 3D printing, whirlyball playing robots – ok I made that last one up but automation – together with additive manufacturing – is clearly a dominant theme at IMTS 2018. 3D printing and automation Automation is self-evidently a technology that does not stand in isolation – there must be […]

Day Two of 3D printing at IMTS, smart factories and preparing for serial production

Self-driving 3D printed vehicles, beer-pouring robots, robots 3D printing, whirlyball playing robots – ok I made that last one up but automation – together with additive manufacturing – is clearly a dominant theme at IMTS 2018. 3D printing and automation Automation is self-evidently a technology that does not stand in isolation – there must be […]

Optomec releases hybrid additive manufacturing system for reactive metals with medical potential

At IMTS 2018 this week metal 3D printing provider Optomec, from Albuquerque, New Mexico, released the LENS 860 Hybrid Controlled Atmosphere (CA) System which is capable of working with reactive metals like magnesium. Tipped to be the first of its kind in the industry, the LENS 860 has already found valuable applications in the medical industry. With […]

Day One of IMTS 2018, new metal 3D printing technology and more

3D Printing Industry has returned to Chicago for the 2018 edition of IMTS. Held in every even-numbered year, IMTS is North America’s leading manufacturing technology show. The 2,123 booths cover 1,424,232 sq. ft., and final visitor numbers are expected to exceed 120,000 by the end of the week. One attendee with a background in the […]

Stratasys expands 3D printed tooling collaboration with Team Penske

Leading 3D printer manufacturer Stratasys has announced further tooling collaborations with American sports car racing team Team Penske at the 2018 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago. Currently using two of Stratasys’ industrial 3D printers, the Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber Edition (CFE) industrial 3D printer and the F900, Team Penske is gaining a competitive edge for car testing, […]