IMTS 2018

International Manufacturing Technology Show


Fraunhofer is presenting the results of its research on the IMTS 2018 from September 10 to 15 in Chicago.

McCormick Place, East Building, Level 2
Booth No. 121815

Program: Visit our expert presentations

Would you like to make an appointment with our experts at the Fraunhofer booth?

Press Releases


Headquarters of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft / 12.7.2018

MANUFACTURING THE FUTURE: The evolution of Industrie 4.0

Visitors can experience how a vibrant mix of new technology in the fields of smart production, additive manufacturing, augmented reality, digital engineering, sensor systems, human-machine interaction and smart materials is reshaping the future. 


Fraunhofer IPK / 3.9.2018

Digital Twin meets Plug & Produce

Hannover Messe is expanding to the USA – and Fraunhofer IPK is joining in with a trendsetting exhibit. It combines fast and flexible design and application of the shopfloor IT with a digital twin, which ensures transparency even in complex production systems.

Fraunhofer IMWS / 3.9.2018

Substitution, efficiency, recycling: Fraunhofer presents solutions for optimised use of rare earths

In the Fraunhofer flagship project "Criticality of rare earths" eight Fraunhofer Institutes showed that the demand for rare earths can be reduced to up to one fifth of today's value in benchmark electric motors.


Fraunhofer HHI / 3.9.2018

Real-time layer thickness measurement with terahertz

The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI has successfully developed a cost-efficient and compact measurement system that conducts real-time measurements of the thickness of multi-layer systems for the first time, an essential technology e.g. for lacquering lines.


Fraunhofer IWS / 31.8.2018

Additive Manufacturing and Laser Welding Solutions

The Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS Dresden will present solutions for Additive Manufacturing and laser welding. The German engineers will show a rocket engine with aerospike nozzle for space travel, the "smart head" COAXwire 4.0 for laser build-up welding and the modular laser welding optics concept remoweld®FLEX together with Arnold Ravensburg.


Fraunhofer IGD / 4.9.2018

With digital twin in the AR future

Predict expensive system failures and save costs through process optimization. The objectives of the developments of the Fraunhofer IGD are clear: predictive maintenance for global monitoring, avoidance of system failures, and optimized digital system control.