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The Smart Revolution is Here . . . Are You Ready?

Join us at the Smart Manufacturing Experience (SMX) to experience the disruptive technologies that are transforming manufacturing. Participate in multiple engagement and educational opportunities designed to increase your awareness and expertise of smart manufacturing. Meet face-to-face with 100 technology providers ready to address your specific challenges.
Why Attend?

8 Disruptive Technologies Transforming Manufacturing

 

Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing

 

Automation & Robotics

 

Cybersecurity

 

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

 

Data Analytics

 

Augmented Reality (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR)

 

Industrial IoT

 

Workforce Transformation

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Why You Must Attend

100

Sponsors

6

Insightful Keynotes & Panels

150

Technical Sessions

1500

Attendees

5 Reasons to Attend

Early-Bird Offer

Register for the Smart Manufacturing Experience today!

Your registration gives you access to the keynotes, Smart Zone Theater presentations, networking, Knowledge Bars and more. Register by April 30, 2020, to save up to $500!
Experience You Can Trust

Experience You Can Trust

The Smart Manufacturing Experience has been produced in partnership with industry associations, leading OEMs and suppliers who know the challenges manufacturers face, as well as the types of enabling technology needed to advance the industry.
Connect and Share

Connect and Share

The Smart Manufacturing Experience attracts thinkers, doers and decision makers. You’ll be side-by-side with the industry’s sharpest professionals who do what you do and look forward to meeting and exchanging ideas.
Discover New Solutions

Discover New Solutions

Meet face-to-face with 100 technology providers ready to address your specific challenges and provide you with custom solutions. Meet the experts, participate in one-on-one consultations and compare the latest products and services.
Tailor Your Learning Experience

Tailor Your Learning Experience

Choose from over 100 opportunities, including 60 technical sessions, deep-dive workshops, facility tours, complimentary keynotes, panels, Knowledge Bars and Smart Zone theater sessions to customize your experience.
Gain Expert Knowledge

Gain Expert Knowledge

SMX serves up more than 100 industry leaders eager to share proven strategies and tactics. Learn from their successes and discover what to look out for as you plan what’s next for your company.
Smart Manufacturing Experience
"Manufacturers have realized that they need to embrace smart manufacturing and start implementing these technologies to compete in the global marketplace. They are ready to explore and acquire the transformational technologies that can help them collect and manage data, and streamline decision-making."

Event Features

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Workshop Series

Explore our Workshop Series taking place throughout the conference all week long.
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Keynote Series

Explore our Keynote Series presentations taking place at Smart Manufacturing Experience.
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Conference Program

Explore an overview of the Conference Program which includes three full days of immersive learning, conference presentations and workshops.

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SMART Event and Industry News

  • what is smart manufacturing
    March 18, 2020

    What Is Smart Manufacturing?

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines smart manufacturing as fully integrated, collaborative manufacturing systems that respond in real-time to meet changing demands and conditions in the factory, in the supply network and in customer needs.
  • City Lights
    March 4, 2020

    TRENDS IN IoT: PART 1 A Market Shift from Horizontal to Vertical

    The implementation of Internet of Things (IoT) has become widespread over the last decade. Before then, Machine to Machine (M2M) communication was the standard for machine connectivity. It started in the 1990s, when low-cost RFID tags were first placed on products to track them through the supply chain.
  • Pittsburgh
    February 19, 2020

    Pittsburgh’s ‘Neighborhood 91’ Stakes Claim As Global 3D Printing Cluster

    In recent decades, South Carolina and New York have built world-class industry clusters producing tens of thousands of high-paying jobs. Greenville did it in high-tech auto making; Albany, in nanotech.

Volunteer during the Student Summit

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The hands-on competition is the cornerstone of the Smart Manufacturing Experience Student Summit. Volunteers are needed to help monitor each station, instruct the students and score their performance.

Learn more about SME Membership and the $99 event special

Sign up to become an SME member at $99 (regularly priced at $138) in your first year.

Event Sponsors

 
Lift
Acieta
Nikon
verizon
Hexagon
AWS
Altair
Computer Aided Technology
Freedom Software
Keystone Compliance
PLEX
Epson
Catalytic
Fastems
Creaform
MachineMetrics
Starline
Trak Machine
InspectionXpert
ESI
Datanomic
Miller 3D
VKS
Mitsubishi Electric
THK
Seifert
Australtek
Bitflow
magic
praemo
qeexo
teksouth
vertex
decide4action
forecast3D
litmus
ncs technologies
sic
swoosh
top solid
tronix 3d
sanken industry inc

Media Partners

 
 
SME Media
Manufacturing Engineering
Smart Manufacturing
 
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"Manufacturing is incredibly competitive, and if you can't compete in terms of quality and productivity, you're just not going to be able to offer products at the right price and keep up with the changing world. Smart manufacturing is going to unlock the data we have about our processes." - Rachel Lecrone, Director of Manufacturing Systems, Cummins