September 12 – 17, 2022 | McCormick Place, Chicago IL


IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, the largest and longest-running industry trade show in the Western Hemisphere, is held every other year at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. IMTS 2022. IMTS, which will run September 12-17, 2022, is where the creators, the builders, the sellers, and the drivers of manufacturing technology come to connect and be inspired. Industry professionals from around the globe will visit IMTS to discover the latest innovations in digital and traditional manufacturing, experience more than 15,000 new machining technologies, and find processes that will help solve their manufacturing challenges and improve efficiency.

Augmentir at IMTS

Chris, VP of Strategic Operations at Augmentir will be speaking on Tuesday and Wednesday at this year’s IMTS:

Tuesday 2:00pm – Using AI To Unlock the True Potential of Today’s Workforce

Today’s manufacturing landscape is a dynamic mix of workforce challenges (including those brought on by Covid and the Great Resignation) and innovative solutions –many of which are powered by AI technology. This session will begin with a look at some dynamics in the manufacturing landscape and then focus on ways that technology (such as AI and connected worker solutions that recognize the variability in today’s workforce) are empowering workers by giving them tools and resources that will set them up for success. In this session, you will learn:

  • Two keys to a highly effective, cross-functioning workforce, and why the least connected set of workers is often the most critical
  • Top trends and key challenges in today’s workforce including the impact of rapid turnover and the importance of data-driven decisions
  • How hybrid work is impacting the manufacturing workforce and ways that AI can help employee engagement challenges
  • How today’s workforce dynamics are forcing manufacturers to rethink hiring, training and reskilling and the lessons learned through this shift
  • The transformation of today’s workforce with AI & connected worker tools

Wednesday at 10:30am – The Augmented Worker: Rethinking How We Train and Support the Future Manufacturing Workforce

The manufacturing workforce is changing rapidly – shorter tenure rates, workplace unpredictability, and remote work are forcing manufacturing leaders to re-think traditional training, guidance, and on-the-job support. These changes, combined with a tight labor market and widening skills gap, are creating increased challenges for industrial companies of all sizes. More than 2.6 million baby boomers are going to retire over the next several years and are taking with them decades of experience and skills. Additionally, shifting skill sets and a decreasing number of workers entering the sector could leave hundreds of thousands of jobs unfilled due to a lack of trained workers. Facing this workforce challenge, manufacturers are turning to emerging digital technologies to equip and train their workforces with the tools and knowledge needed to be productive. Technologies such as mobile and wearable devices, augmented and mixed reality (AR/MR), as well as artificial intelligence (AI) are helping to connect a new generation of workers, and are allowing organizations to proactively deliver the right level of training, support, and on-the-job guidance. In this session, learn how AI and connected worker technology are helping connect and augment the future manufacturing workforce and improve productivity and operational agility.

Why should you attend IMTS?

Technology – 90% of visitors found new products or ideas

  • 9 Pavilions
  • 2,000+ Booths
  • Co-located Show: HMUSA

Inspiration – 88% of visitors found new solutions

  • Emerging Technology Center
  • Conferences, Workshops & Live Learning Labs
  • AM4U – presented by Formnext
  • Community

Goals – 93% of visitors met their goals at IMTS

  • Specialized Programs
  • Job Shops
  • Women Make Manufacturing Move
  • Investor Forum
  • Network Opportunities