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About Smart Manufacturing Experience

SME is thrilled to be hosting the Smart Manufacturing Experience, coming June 4-5, 2024 to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This event will feature new advancements in smart manufacturing technologies, with a significant emphasis on adoption and implementation to help transform your manufacturing operations to digital technologies. Career development and training opportunities will also be a major focus to help support small to mid-sized business find and retain a skilled workforce. We’re excited to be the PREMIERE event showcasing new developments in AI, automation, the power of data, and more. This is a tremendous opportunity to interact and learn how Smart Manufacturing impacts all manufacturers from North America to across the globe.

Smart Manufacturing Experience is the intersection of Technology, People, and Knowledge. We look forward to seeing you June 4-5 at the Smart Manufacturing Experience 2024.

The Smart Manufacturing Experience is focused on the disruptions transforming manufacturing, including:

  • Additive Manufacturing (AM)
  • Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
  • Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) / Mixed Reality (MR)
  • Automation & Robotics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics
  • Industrial IoT: Sensors to Platform
  • Business & Workforce Transformation

Guests will be immersed in a world of interactive learning and technology demonstrations. Live presentations, numerous connecting points, and visionary keynotes will deliver unparalleled understanding and know-how. This is a great opportunity for all manufacturers to explore the latest transformative technologies and make valuable connections.

The Smart Manufacturing Experience elevates attendees’ understanding of smart technologies, encourages higher-level thinking, while accelerating the need to explore and implement Industry 4.0.

  • Technology Showcase – Inspires imagination and exploration of the latest smart manufacturing technologies and solutions
  • Keynote Series – Engaging presentations, delivered by visionary leaders, which promote higher-level thinking and evoke change
  • Featured Speaker Presentations – Technology-focused sessions, delivered by industry experts and end users, intended to give an overview of key smart technologies
  • Tech Hub Presentations – Small-group Exhibitor discussions on relevant topics providing real life success stories designed to let attendees “ask the expert”
  • Networking – Opportunities to engage with like-minded professionals who can share success stories and offer guidance on the smart manufacturing journey


What is Smart Manufacturing?

Smart manufacturing enables key information about the manufacturing process to be available when it is needed, where it is needed, and how it is needed across the entire manufacturing value-chain to power critical decision making. It is universally seen as the Industrial Revolution that will fundamentally transform the efficiency of today’s manufacturing facilities. Advanced manufacturing technologies are the key components that deliver future profitable business advantages in the manufacturing environment including:

  • Customer satisfaction
  • Energy efficiency
  • Productivity
  • Data integrity
  • Time to market
  • Responsive, decentralized decisions

With the U.S. occupying the 8th position in the top ten list of manufacturing innovation countries*, the time is now for all U.S. manufacturers to embrace smart technologies to ensure the future of their business. Companies that are slow to implement these new technologies and processes could find themselves way behind their competitors.

*Bloomberg’s 2019 Innovation Index
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An Event Guided by Industry Experts

The Smart Manufacturing Experience Executive Committee, representing several diverse industries, is driving the development of the event to ensure the event floor, keynotes, conference and other educational content are valuable and relevant to you and deliver the experience you expect. 


Produced by Trusted Manufacturing Leaders

SME, CESMII, AMT and AMI have partnered for the Smart Manufacturing Experience to meet the needs of manufacturers just like you. We work in collaboration with industry, academia and government agencies to ensure to bring you solutions that will drive the advancement of your smart manufacturing operations.

About SME

SME offers resources for manufacturers, promotes advanced manufacturing technologies and works to develop a skilled workforce. We connect the most prestigious, experienced and innovative professionals in the industry. Learn more at, follow @SME_MFG on Twitter or

About AMT

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes U.S.- based manufacturing technology – those who design, build, sell and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing. Learn more at


CESMII is the United States’ national institute on Smart Manufacturing, driving cultural and technological transformation and secure industrial technologies as national imperatives. By enabling frictionless movement of information between real-time Operations and the people and systems that create value in and across Manufacturing organizations, CESMII is impacting manufacturing performance through measurable improvements in areas such as: quality, throughput, costs/profitability, safety, asset reliability and energy productivity.

About AMI

Advanced Manufacturing International Inc. is a non-profit organization focused on accelerating the digital transformation of small to medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) with simple, secure, and ultra-low-cost solutions. AMI is led by industry veterans with decades of experience in delivering production level, smart, digital solutions, and cultural transformations to manufacturing—all without breaking the bank. AMI is a subsidiary of the Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group Inc. (MTDG) and is based in Clearwater, Fla.

Discover What’s Waiting for You in Pittsburgh

Smart Manufacturing Experience will help you implement the technologies and processes that can lower downtime, provide powerful insights into your operations, drive productivity and ensure the future of your business.