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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?

8 Disruptive Technologies Transforming Manufacturing


Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing


Automation & Robotics




Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning


Data Analytics


Augmented Reality (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR)


Industrial IoT


Workforce Transformation

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Diego TamburiniMicrosoft Exec On Ways To Do Well Despite COVID-19 Crisis

Diego Tamburini, Principal Industry Lead – Manufacturing, Microsoft

Diego Tamburini, principal industry lead for manufacturing in the cloud + AI division of Microsoft, reviews the impact of the COVID-19 crisis in manufacturing. He shares his thoughts about how the industry should respond—and lists the attributes of manufacturers best positioned to survive the crisis. Finally, he outlines new opportunities for developers of smart manufacturing software solutions under the “new normal.”



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

William Crane, Founder and CEO, IndustryStar

Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020
2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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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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 early 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.
"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


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.

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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.

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

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

Media Partners

SME Media
Manufacturing Engineering
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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