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IMTS 2018 Monday

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oug Woods remembers his fi rst IMTS. It was 1978. He was with eing honored as a Modern Machine Shop Executive Editor Derek Korn says "In an eff ort to promote creativ- I X XL ›› See "Top Shops" page 89 Doug Woods and IMTS: The Past Is Prologue Doug Woods is the president of AMT– The Association For Manufacturing Technology Gary S. Vasilash Automotive Design & Production ADandP.media D his grandfather. Woods was 18. His grandfather and eight others had started a tool and die company in upstate New York. Woods had started his apprenticeship in tool- making at age 15. IMTS was much smaller in 1978. Woods recalls that it took his grand- father and him three solid days to walk the show because his grand- father would not simply walk by the displays of machine tools and cutting tools and accessories, but would stop and look at what was there. He would talk to the people in the booths, trying to learn new things that could, perhaps, be appli- cable to his company—if not imme- diately, then in the not-too-distant future. "He would see a little some- thing in almost every booth: fi xtur- ing, a feature of a machine, a tool," Woods says. And he wanted to learn more. Modern Machine Shop's Top Shops Hall of Fame Booth Features Honorees Tim Pennington Products Finishing pfonline.com B Top Shop comes with an additional assignment: Winners must machine their company's logo for display in the Top Shops Hall of Fame, which is located in the magazine's booth at IMTS 2018. the purpose of asking past Tops Shops winners to machine their logos is to recognize shops that have been identifi ed for excellence in machin- ing, shop-fl oor practices, business strategies and human resources. ity, I didn't want to put restraints on them other than the type of material and the maximum overall size," says Korn. "My goal was to give them Still More to See Tom Beard Modern Machine Shop mmsonline.com f you can, you might want to stay an extra day at IMTS 2018 because there is simply more to see here than ever before. According to Peter Eelman, AMT's vice president of exhibitions and business develop- ment, this is the fi rst event ever to use every bit of available exhibit space of the massive McCormick Place expo- sition center. With more than 2,400 exhibitors on 1.3 million square feet of fl oor space, this year's show has the broadest display of technology ever. But there's even more going on with several leading technology displays presented by show organizer You will see some major players that are doing things radically different.Ó Fast forward to 2018. Woods is now the president of AMT – e Association For Manufacturing Technology. Whereas his early memories at the show include the then-developing CNC technology and things like electrical discharge machining (EDM), which seemed like a totally diff erent concept, today he says that the levels of technology on display are unprecedented. It is no longer just individual machines with digital controls but machines that are networked and connected to the cloud. While metal removal is still important, additive manufac- turing is now growing with develop- ments from startups and veterans alike. Contents Metal Cutting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Controls & CAD-CAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Abrasive Machining/Sawing/ Finishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Additive Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Tooling & Workholding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Quality Assurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 EDM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Machine Components/Cleaning/ Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Fabricating & Lasers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Gear Generation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Co-Located Shows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 IMTS T H E O F F I C I A L S H O W D A I LY F O R I M T S 2 0 1 8 MONDAY I M T S . C O M SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 ›› See "Doug Woods" page 89 More information imts.dmgmori.com AUTOMATION ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING DIGITIZATION TECHNOLOGY EXCELLENCE September 10 – 15, 2018 SOUTH BUILDING BOOTH 338900 ›› See "More to See" page 90 Early Entry East Building, Level 2 and West Building, Level 3 Annex are open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.—a half an hour before any other parts of the show open up! Visit us at IMTS booth 134502 to learn more usa.siemens.com/imts Digitalization in machine tool manufacturing Control your future — see how Siemens can bring a greater return on your machines, your operations and your people.

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