IMTS 2018 Show Wrap Up — IMTS 2018 Booth Traffic Up 75%!

Hamar Laser’s new spindle alignment lasers and record attendance helped us have one of our best shows in 10 years

By Rod Hamar, President & CEO, Hamar Laser Instruments, Inc.

Rod Hamar talking with visitors about the new L-702SP Spindle Alignment Laser with Scan Plane
Rod Hamar talking with visitors about the new L-702SP Spindle Alignment Laser with Scan Plane

Hamar Laser has been exhibiting at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) for many years and this year’s show was definitely one of our best.

We enjoyed catching up with many of our customers and met a lot of prospective customers who are looking for easier and faster ways to solve a variety of alignment problems. Naturally, we’ve been busy providing information and quotations ever since the show!


Also lending a hand at the show was Guy Laverty, our Midwest Territory Manager for our extensive line of Geometry Products, and Ron Sullivan, our Brand and Distribution Manager for our Stealth Series™ Shaft Alignment Products.

A 30-year industry veteran, Ron Sullivan said the show was massive and overwhelming: “It really blew my mind just how many companies were there, and how much machinery and technology was on display,” he said.

Held in McCormack Place in Chicago from September 10-15, the exhibition was the largest IMTS ever, with more than 2,563 international exhibitors and 129,415 attendees in a vast 1.4 million-square-foot venue. Mark Albert, editorial director of Modern Machine Shop, dubbed it “North America’s greatest machine tool show.”

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