When you attend IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, you get more than a chance to see the world’s most advanced manufacturing technology. You also get a pulse on the industry, a first-hand look at where we are today and where we are headed in the future. You join a community of peers who are passionate, energized, and ready to meet new challenges.

I am a lifelong manufacturing professional who is dedicated to keeping our industry as the most innovative in the world. There is no doubt that manufacturing is moving through a revolution unlike anything seen before. The rapid changes present both challenges and opportunities, and the businesses that thrive will be the ones that embrace transformation and leverage its possibilities.

This is just the beginning of a transformational era in manufacturing technology, and I hope you are as excited to be a part of it as I am. Welcome to Chicago and thank you for attending IMTS 2018.

Cheers,
Douglas K. Woods
President AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology