Smiths Machine goes to IMTS in Chicago

In our never-ending quest to keep Smiths Machine ahead of the technology curve, our team traveled to the 2012 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago. Chief Commercial Officer, Tim Smith, along with the Engineering team used this opportunity to evaluate different products, software and processes.

“Our strength is our ability to be innovative in our part processing. Our Engineers need to be aware of the latest technology and tools available in the industry.” says Smith.

The Smiths Machine team found many things at at the 2012 show that captured their interest. Engineering Manager, Gerhard Hetzler, and Process Engineers, Trinity Rich and Stryker Moffat used this show to learn more about the latest CAM software for 5-axis CNC machining. Tooling Engineer, Wade Oglesby, was able to see all the latest and greatest cutting tools. Tim Smith and Sales Manager, Mike Bruce focused their time at the show seeing some of the latest features of the new machines at work.

As Smith said, “We really enjoy going to IMTS every two years. We are constantly looking at our projects and customers, not only now, but five to ten years down the road to make sure we have the best tools to support them. This show provides us with all the information and products we need at one stop.”