The Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office along with 9 manufacturing innovation institutes attended the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, IL during the week of September 12. IMTS is the largest and longest-running industry trade show in the Western Hemisphere. Joining over 86K attendees, this year marked the first time that the Manufacturing USA network participated as an exhibitor.
Manufacturing USA institutes and agency partners delivered multiple main stage presentations and also took part in the Smartforce Student Summit, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Technology Leadership Summit, Hannover Messe USA conference, SME’s Smart Manufacturing Experience, the OPC Foundation Conference, LIVE LAB sessions, MxD’s Leverage Technology to Increase Accessibility and Diversify Your Workforce Workshop, and various IMTS+ productions in addition to podcasts and livestreams. Manufacturing USA also sponsored the Miles for Manufacturing 5K and inaugural Women Make Manufacturing Move program.
Manufacturing USA Institutes in Attendance
AFFOA, advanced fibers and textiles
America Makes, additive manufacturing
ARM Institute, advanced robotics
BioFabUSA, regenerative manufacturing
CESMII, smart manufacturing
CyManII, cybersecurity in manufacturing
IACMI, advanced composites
MxD, digital manufacturing and cybersecurity
REMADE, sustainable manufacturing
IMTS showcased Manufacturing USA thought leadership in advanced manufacturing and the broad range of Industry 4.0 technologies covered by Manufacturing USA institutes, from digital manufacturing and cybersecurity to biofabrication. Across many outlets, institutes discussed how they are creating and supporting initiatives to build new and expand existing ecosystems focused on their technologies to assist in the development and adoption of these new technologies and train the American workforce for advanced manufacturing jobs. Each institute focused on their unique mission guided by their sponsoring agencies (U.S. Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, or Department of Energy) and how academia, government, and manufacturers of all sizes can contribute to securing global leadership in advanced manufacturing.
We look forward to the innovative initiatives from the network this year. If your organization is interested in becoming a member, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or find an institute at https://www.manufacturingusa.com/institutes.
Videos from IMTS
Driving Innovation in U.S. Manufacturing
Technology advancements Manufacturing USA institutes and their members make today will lead to new industries, processes, products, and trained workers. This opening talk highlighted how we bring people together to turn ideas into reality and also celebrates the 10th anniversary of America Makes, the institute whose successful pilot led to the creation of the Manufacturing USA network.
Beyond The Exhibits IMTS 2022
Take a tour of the Manufacturing USA booth space! Hear from Manufacturing USA network experts on impact of the network, what’s compelling about the network, and why we were excited to have a network presence at IMTS 2022.
Images from IMTS
Manufacturing USA institutes engaging with attendees and students during IMTS 2022.