Students attend International Manufacturing Conference

Assorted booths at International Manufacturing Conference

Moraine Park manufacturing students attended the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, IL on Sept. 12th. IMTS is America’s largest manufacturing show, featuring more than 2,000 exhibiting companies. Students were provided the opportunity to learn about the newest technologies and build networking skills, communicating with a multitude of individuals ranging from engineers to machine operators. The experience enabled students a greater insight about where they wish to take their careers in the future. IMTS is held every 2 years at McCormick Place.

The following photos were taken by students who attended IMTS.


A 3D printed vehicle body.


A sculpture of an eagle done by the use of a multi axis machine from a solid block of aluminum.


A view of the show from an upper level. IMTS consisted of four multi-level buildings.


Another view of the show from an upper level.


5 axis machining capabilities.


FANUC/heavy duty robotics lifting a full size vehicle

NOTE: Moraine Park student Sara Martens wrote and contributed photos to this post.

Written by Melanie Schroeder
Student Involvement Specialist