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8 Disruptive Technologies Transforming Manufacturing

The Smart Manufacturing Experience is focused on key technologies that can harness the data in your manufacturing processes, help you analyze it and make informed decisions that can improve quality, decrease costs and improve increase productivity. Explore these transformative technologies at the Smart Manufacturing Experience to reshape the future of your business.



Additive Manufacturing (AM) & 3D Printing

Manufacturers use this disruptive technology to design and produce finished parts.

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Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning 

Engineers use computer systems to reason over collected data and make inferences about the future.


Augmented Reality (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR)

Superimposing a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world for the purpose of maintenance, product design, training and simulation.


Automation & Robotics 

This technology enables accuracy and increased productivity in various manufacturing areas.



This is the practice of protecting systems, networks and programs from digital attacks to maintain data integrity and privacy.


Data Analytics

Manufacturers analyze raw data captured from their manufacturing equipment to draw conclusions and make more-informed business decisions.


Industrial IoT

Manufacturing facilities use the internet, with a focus on machine-to-machine communication, big data and machine learning to increase efficiency and reliability in their operations.


Workforce Transformation

Driving the cultural and technological changes that are necessary for manufacturing companies to take advantage of smart manufacturing initiatives.

Attend The Best of SMX

Learn about the eight technology tracks and more when you register to attend The Best of SMX virtual event. Attend all of our keynotes, network with peers, learn from industry experts and walk away with the knowledge to help your business succeed now and in the future.