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Advance Your Manufacturing Smarter and Faster

SMX brings smart technology to you now, when the industry needs insight and ingenuity to respond to global changes. New priorities are emerging along with the need for smart technologies to drive change in the supply chain, product design and productivity. SMX is the forum to advance your manufacturing smarter and faster.
Why Attend?
what is smart manufacturing

8 Disruptive Technologies Transforming Manufacturing


Additive Manufacturing &
3D Printing


Automation & Robotics




Artificial Intelligence &
Machine Learning


Industrial Supply Chain


Augmented Reality (AR) &
Virtual Reality (VR)


Industrial IoT / Data Analytics


Workforce Transformation

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Eric KamMTConnect Exec: Standards Help See Into Future, Integrate Diverse Equipment

Russ Waddell, Managing Director, MTConnect Institue

Russell Waddell, managing director at the MTConnect Institute, dives into why so many standards exist, what manufacturers can gain from a digital factory project, and how they can cut through the hype—to at least achieve shop floor monitoring. Learn how embracing standards allows for quick and easy integration of all types and brands of equipment.



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William CraneSupply Chain Risk Management: Enhancing Agility & Profitability to Thrive in a Dynamic World

William Crane, Founder and CEO, IndustryStar

This webinar will provide practical solutions for improving cash flows, reducing fixed costs and empowering your team. William will outline Agile supply chain strategies, tactics and tools that will empower your manufacturing to prosper and win the future.


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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." - Rachel Lecrone, Director of Manufacturing Systems, Cummins

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Register for The Best of SMX

The Best of SMX is a complimentary virtual event. Register early to secure your space.
Experience You Can Trust

Experience You can Trust

The Best of SMX will be a virtual edition of Smart Manufacturing Experience. This event is 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 Best of SMX will feature thinkers, doers, and decision-makers. You’ll be attending with the industry’s sharpest professionals who do what you do and look forward to networking with you and exchanging ideas.
Discover New Solutions

Discover New Solutions

Explore 50 technology providers ready to address your specific challenges and provide you with custom solutions. Meet virtually with experts, participate in online consultations, and compare the latest products in services at the virtual show floor.
Tailor Your Learning Experience

Tailor Your Learning Experience

Choose from numerous technical presentations, keynotes, and discussions delivered by industry experts. Customize your experience to include sessions relevant to your role.
Gain Expert Knowledge

Network in a Virtual Environment

Visit virtual networking events, video chat with peers, form virtual matchups with other attendees with similar interest and join group conversations. An immersive networking experience without the concerns of face-to-face interactions.

Event Features


Keynote Series

Attend our keynote presentations in the comfort of your home or office at our virtual event!

Technical Presentations

Join sessions presented by industry experts that focus on our 8 key technologies.

Networking Opportunities

You will have multiple opportunities to interact with fellow attendees and exhibitors, including live chat features, Q&A with speakers, and networking lounges.
"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."

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SMART Event and Industry News

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    August 13, 2020

    Connecting the Digital Transformation Dots: Leveraging Data to Gain a Competitive Edge

    We connected with Diego Tamburini, Principal Industry Lead for Microsoft Azure to discuss the benefits of digital transformation and smart manufacturing. Manufacturers are on a race to squeeze as much competitive advantage as they can, and the only way to do that is by collecting, analyzing, and extracting actionable insight from data from their operations, products, and customers.
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    July 22, 2020

    Air Taxi Innovations and Advice from two of Bell Helicopters top minds

    We sat down for a chat with Paul Oldroyd and Glenn Isbell of Bell Helicopter. They offer some wonderful advice during our conversation.  We talked everything from air taxi innovations to solid career advice, and more. We can’t thank them enough for taking the time out of their busy schedules to offer their knowledge and expertise.

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Get up-to-speed on disruptive technologies, product launches, and industry innovations with SMX! Read the latest breaking news about Industry 4.0, automation, robotics, AI, cybersecurity, data collection and analytics, additive manufacturing and more.

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Event Sponsors

Computer Aided Technology
Freedom Software
Keystone Compliance
Trak Machine
Miller 3D
Mitsubishi Electric
sanken industry inc

Media Partners

SME Media
Manufacturing Engineering
Smart Manufacturing