North Hall, Level 1
The MTConnect Institute is sponsoring the 2018 IMTS Student Summit, where students and instructors are exposed to real-world manufacturing technology of today and the future.
- Daily Learning Lab sessions for educators on digital manufacturing, standards, and getting started with MTConnect. In the Student Summit Orientation Theater, adjacent to the MTConnect Institute booth.
11:00 - Level I
11:30 - Level II
- Industry 4.0 panel discussion moderated by MTConnect Institute. Panelists from: MachineMetrics, Tulip, Autodesk, SECO Tools, Tsugami/REM Sales. In the Student Summit Orientation Theater, adjacent to the MTConnect booth.
Wednesday 9/12 at 2:00 (details and registration)
- Technology demonstrator showcasing the open-source LinuxCNC/MachineKit MTConnect adapter on a PocketNC desktop 5-axis mill and the MTConnect C++ open-source reference agent on a Raspberry Pi.
The MTConnect standard provides a structure for machine controls to communicate with other equipment and devices enabling manufacturers to monitor data to uncover innovative ways to increase productivity. MTConnect-enabled applications will be on display throughout IMTS and in Learning Labs in the student summit.
Emerging Technology Center
North Hall Entrance
AMT’s Emerging Technology Center, ETC, debuted at IMTS 2004 and educates, informs and excites the manufacturing community. The ETC is a “must visit” and is renowned for showcasing state of the art and disruptive technologies that impact the manufacturing industry.
MTConnect Institute, in partnership with NIST, Southwest Research Institute, Hurco, Hexagon, and Vimana, will showcase an implementation of a many-to-many interface on an automated cell consisting of a CNC, robot, and CMM. This PLC-free demonstrator leaves orchestration tasks in the hands of the individual system components (aka "edge computing") rather than a central controller to illustrate a framework and proof-of-concept for distributed intelligence in a machining cell.
The MTConnect Institute offers marketing collateral (logo, explanatory text) via a digital Press Kit. MTConnect Institute members may re-use logos and artwork for promotional purposes in accordance with the Branding Guidelines. Use the form below or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request logo files.
A limited run of 8" x 2" magnets with the MTConnect logo are available for $5 each to be distributed at the IMTS. Cash or credit card on delivery at the show. Put them on a machine or use to corrupt programs on those old floppy disks you're still using to run production parts.
T-shirts: Ordering will open soon for MTConnect logo t-shirts. USA-made American Apparel jersey cotton. Unisex, dark gray. $20 each credit card online orders only. Hand-delivered to IMTS or shipped domestically.