3/9/10 – Manufacturing History from The American Precision Museum at IMTS 2010
3 September 2010
“IMTS Remembers When…” will be the theme for a pop up museum Sponsored by IMTS and the American Precision Museum at IMTS 2010 from September 13 – 19. The museum will be located in the East Building of McCormick Place in Booth E-4771 and is open all 6 days of IMTS from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The museum will be a self-guided tour of machinery and artifacts from different times of industrial development. There will also be a "social media encounter" in which visitors can videotape their experiences and thoughts about manufacturing. The videos will be shown in the display.
Peter Eelman, IMTS Vice President, Exhibitions & Communications supports the efforts to recognize the relevance of manufacturing’s past. He said, says. "IMTS attendees will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in our rich history. The museum takes us from a time when all processes were manual and took dozens of steps to produce a part, to today’s innovations and advanced technologies. It’s a great addition to the show."
Peter Eelman said, "The American Precision Museum works with unflagging enthusiasm to preserve the history of the manufacturing technology industry and we are proud to support the effort."
The American Precision Museum in Vermont, aims to preserve the heritage of the mechanical processes, records the ingenuity of their engineers and explores the effects of their work on our everyday lives. The Museum now holds the largest collection of historically significant machine tools in the U.S. and shows various exhibits and collections on machine tools, firearms even sewing machines.