IMTS Network Week Launching Live Sept. 14-18

During the week of IMTS 2020, the IMTS Network will broadcast live on IMTS.com/network from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. CT, Sept. 14-18, 2020.

Tune in to hear innovative solutions to your most pressing challenges, compelling stories from industry leaders, what’s next in emerging technology, economic insights, and much more. These stories will energize and inspire you to tackle anything that comes your way and give you the tools you need to prepare your business for the road ahead.

Some of the content on tap includes:

Profiles in Manufacturing

Candid and in-depth conversations highlight the many faces of the MT industry. See folks like Brad Keselowski, professional NASCAR racer and owner and founder of Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing (KAM); Nicole Wolter, president and CEO of HM Manufacturing; and Al Albrecht, who has spent seven decades in the industry.

Outside the Shop

Discover startups and students exploring unconventional and innovative solutions. Meet the students 3D printing prosthetics and building smart canes equipped with sensors for the visually impaired. Hear from Coral Maker, a startup using manufacturing technology for effective coral reef restoration, and Tri-D Dynamics, an additive printing company using cold metal fusion to create smart pipes and other metal applications with integrated sensors.

Tech Peek

This series of short-form videos features emerging technology that will impact our industry. Explore topics ranging from lot size one, 5G and manufacturing, augmented reality, model-based enterprise, self-learning robotics, 3D-printed helmets, and products made with synthetic spider silk.


From turbines to tomography, the FutureView team visits some of the most innovative minds in manufacturing technology and delves into their projects, prototypes, and trials that promise to shake up the industry. See how Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Solar Turbines are collaborating to develop new materials and methods for 3D printing turbine blades for the energy industry, and discover why AM solutions promise to dramatically reduce production of turbine blades from years to months and profoundly improve energy efficiencies in all types of manufacturing. Discover how scientists at ORNL are partnering with Zeiss industrial engineers to develop digital inspection standards for 3D-printed or additively manufactured parts for the aerospace, nuclear energy, and automotive industries.

Road Trippin' with Steve

Join MT Analyst Stephen LaMarca as he travels down the East Coast, visiting a spectrum of America's manufacturing companies. Stephen stops by an additive printing facility that makes shoe insoles and medical devices. He explores Autodesk Technology Center in Boston, Sandvik Coromant’s training center and aerospace lab, and the full race car production facility at Joe Gibbs Racing.

West Coast Manufacturing

They say things are cooler on the West Coast. Does that include manufacturing technology? Explore conversations with different West Coast innovators, including Bright Machines, HEIDENHAIN, and Instrumental.

These programs and many more will be running throughout Network week. Don’t miss out on conversations with industry leaders and innovators. Tune in live at IMTS.com/network from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. CT, Sept. 14-18, 2020. Reruns of each day’s programming will continuously loop until the beginning of the next day’s programming.