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About Smart Manufacturing Experience

SME is thrilled to be hosting the Smart Manufacturing Experience from June 4 - 5, 2024, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This event will feature new advancements in smart manufacturing technologies, with a significant emphasis on adoption and implementation to transform your manufacturing operations through digital technologies. The event will also focus on career development and training opportunities to help small- and mid-sized businesses attract and retain a skilled workforce.

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

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

With an interactive technology showcase, strategic networking events, and immersive educational sessions, the Smart Manufacturing Experience is at the intersection of Technology, People, and Knowledge. We look forward to seeing you June 4 - 5 at the Smart Manufacturing Experience 2024.

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From presentations and panels to live technology demos, take advantage of opportunities to unpack ideas, discover solutions, and build the partnerships you need to drive transformation in your organization.
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Get your products and services seen by manufacturing leaders who attend the Smart Manufacturing Experience to browse the latest technologies on the market.
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Showcase your thought leadership to our 1,100+ guests. Our customized sponsorship packages include chances to lead sessions, facilitate conversations, and gain new visibility for your brand.

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.