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Advance Your Manufacturing Smarter and Faster

Smart Manufacturing Experience 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. Smart Manufacturing Experience is the forum to advance your manufacturing smarter and faster.
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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.

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Technology Showcase

Discover the future of manufacturing by immersing yourself in our Technology Showcase. Smart Manufacturing Experience provides an opportunity to engage with technologies that are leading the smart revolution. Discuss your challenges and find the answers that work for you.
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Keynote Series

Don’t miss your chance to see, hear, and meet leading experts in smart manufacturing. Our thoughtful curated lineup brings together some of the most renowned names in the industry for inspiring keynote presentations.
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Tech Hub Presentations

Stay at the forefront of smart manufacturing developments with our Tech Hub Presentations. These insightful, 20-minute presentations with Q&A sessions will bring you up to speed on developments in this ever-changing field. These presentations are offered by a select group of exhibiting sponsors and are included with your event floor registration.

Disruptions Transforming Manufacturing


Additive Manufacturing


Automation & Robotics




Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning


Data Analytics


 Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) / Mixed Reality (MR)


Industrial IoT: Sensors to Platform


Business & Workforce Transformation

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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." - Rachel Lecrone, Director of Manufacturing Systems, Cummins

SMART Event and Industry News

  • Two engineers reviewing data to see how they can improve processes. This is an example of taking a digital lean approach.
    April 10, 2024

    Leveraging a Digital Lean Approach

    Digital transformation is top of mind for many manufacturing companies, but to achieve results manufacturers should begin their transformation with a digital lean approach.
  • AVEVA InTouch software integrated with SmartSights remote alarm notification software continuously monitor the alarms and provide important security updates on the entire refrigeration system.
    March 25, 2024

    How Technology and Real-Time Reports Help Optimize Manufacturing Operations

    Smart technologies like digital twins and remote alarm notification software ae helping manufacturers collect and leverage real-time data to optimize their operations. Target keyword/key phrase: manufacturing optimization
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    February 29, 2024

    Smart Manufacturing Experience 2024 Set for June 4-5 in Pittsburgh

    SME, the nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of manufacturing technology and fostering manufacturing and engineering talent and capabilities in North America, and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, are bringing the Smart Manufacturing Experience to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh June 4-5, 2024.

Learn more about SME Membership and the $99 event special

Become a Member
Sign up to become an SME member at $99 (regularly priced at $138) in your first year.

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