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US Chrome - Exhibitor at Americas’ Largest Manufacturing Show IMTS 2018

IMTS 2018 will be the 32nd edition of the premier manufacturing technology show in North America. IMTS 2016 hosted the highest number of exhibiting companies ever (2,407) and was the third largest in number of registrations (115,612) and in net square feet of exhibit space (1,370,256) at the McCormick Place complex. IMTS is held every even-numbered year in Chicago and attracts buyers and sellers from 117 countries.


Manufacturing industry professionals from all over the world attend IMTS to see more than 15,000 new machine tools, controls, computers, software, components, systems and processes that can improve their efficiency. They gain valuable ideas and insights from more than 2,400 exhibitors from the metalworking industry. They come to look and they come to buy.


Over 2,400 exhibitors from the metalworking industry will display their products and productivity solutions at McCormick Place in Chicago covering 1.3 million net square feet of show floor. Leading manufacturers will display their equipment in product category pavilions:

  • Metal Cutting: Contains everything from machining centers and assembly automation to flexible manufacturing systems and lathes
  • Tooling & Workholding Systems: Features jigs, fixtures, cutting tools of all types and related accessories
  • Fabricating & Laser: Home to waterjet, plasma-arc and laser systems, welding equipment and heat treating
  • Other Pavilions at IMTS include: Abrasive machining/sawing/finishing; controls & CAD-CAM; EDM; gear generation; machine components/cleaning/environment; additive and quality assurance
IMTS 2018 Show Floor

Why Attend?

  • Find the latest solutions and innovations in manufacturing technology
  • Meet face-to-face with key suppliers from around the world
  • Discover new technology solutions
  • Strengthen your international business network
  • Prepare and finalize your purchase decisions

Product Categories

  • Pre-treatment
  • Green surface treatment
  • Industrial liquid surface treatment
  • Plasma surface treatment
  • Surface micromachining
  • Microsystems technology
  • Electroplating
  • Finishing and coating solutions

U.S. Chrome Corporation is in booth #122013, Surface Technology USA Pavilion

Who you can expect to see: Surface Technology USA at IMTS is your chance to meet with over 30,000 visitors from the Job, Tool, Mold and Die shop, as well as the Fabricated Metal Products industry. U.S. Chrome offers finishing services including Hard Chrome, Thin Dense Chrome, Electroless Nickel, Electrolytic Nickel, NiCom, and other alternative coatings.

Other industries will include:

  • 17,000 visitors from the Job, Tool, Mold and Die Shop Industry
  • 11,385 visitors from the Fabricated Metal Products Industry
  • 10,000 visitors from the Aerospace & Aircraft Industry
  •  9,000 visitors from the Auto & Transportation Industry

Co-Located Shows

You can see a complete range of manufacturing technology solutions during your visit to IMTS, making this manufacturing’s most comprehensive event. Complementing the technology in the ten pavilions that you’ll see at IMTS are four co-located shows, including Surface Technology.

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We’re confident US Chrome will be the best option for your plating applications because of our engineering approach, exceptional customer service, and regional locations. Contact us now with your questions or coating challenges.
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