Gearing up for IMTS 2018

June 01, 2018 - 10:15am

Once again, the International Manufacturing Technology Show is right around the corner. IMTS 2018 takes place Sept. 10-15 at Chicago's McCormick Place, which is literally just down the road from where I live.

The Tooling & Workholding Systems Pavilion at IMTS. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.

This year’s IMTS will be the 10th one that I’ve attended. As usual, Cutting Tool Engineering will have an exhibit. For those planning to attend the trade show, be sure to visit our booth at 431668. I’m not at liberty to divulge the details of how we plan to kit out our stand, but you won’t regret stopping by.

And if your company will also have an exhibit, be sure to send me a press release, including a high-resolution image, of the specific product or service you plan to showcase at IMTS. I will include an announcement about it in our August IMTS show preview edition, which will be mailed to our circulation list and receive bonus distribution at the event. The deadline for receiving material is June 20. My email address is

In addition to learning about the latest developments in metal cutting and grinding technology, IMTS presents a great opportunity to network and meet new and familiar faces. I hope to see you there.

Related Glossary Terms

  • grinding


    Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.



Alan holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Including his 20 years at CTE, Alan has more than 30 years of trade journalism experience.


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