The Smart Manufacturing Experience enables manufacturers to get inspired and educated about emerging technologies that upskill the workforce, improve quality and advance the future of manufacturing.
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
- Data Analytics
- Industrial IoT: Sensors to Platform
- Business & Workforce Transformation
This is more than an event – it’s an experience. Participants 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.
- Event Floor – inspires imagination and exploration of the latest smart manufacturing technologies and solutions
- Networking – opportunities to engage with like-minded professionals who can share success stories and offer guidance on the smart manufacturing journey
- Keynotes and Panel Discussions – Engaging presentations, delivered by visionary leaders, that promote higher-level thinking and evoke change
- Knowledge Bars – small-group discussions on relevant topics designed to let attendees “ask the expert”
- Education Programs – technology-focused sessions, delivered by industry experts and end users, intended to give an overview of key smart technologies
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
- 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
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.
Partners You Can Trust
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.
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 sme.org, follow @SME_MFG on Twitter or facebook.com/SMEmfg.
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 amtonline.org.
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.
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.