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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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Smart Manufacturing Suppliers

Smart Manufacturing Suppliers

Smart Manufacturing Experience provides a unique, hands-on environment in which attendees can discover revolutionary manufacturing technologies in live, interactive exhibits.
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Keynotes and Panels

Hear valuable insights from the industry leaders and disruptors who are shaping the future of manufacturing!


The Smart Manufacturing Experience conference provides diverse technical sessions to choose from and each session offers a unique opportunity for smart manufacturers to meet face-to-face to find innovative solutions to their most difficult manufacturing challenges.

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

  • Three engineers working to optimize their manufacturing production process.
    November 28, 2023

    Manufacturing Optimization: Improving Production Processes

    Manufacturing optimization enables a production facility to run more efficiently. In order to remain competitive, present-day manufacturers must have a mindset of continuous improvement.
  • A humanoid robot
    October 31, 2023

    Robotics Offers Route for US Manufacturing Renaissance

    Aindrea Campbell knows more than most about high-tech production. In her previous role, she was senior director of iPad operations at Apple, helping to run the sophisticated assembly lines in China that produce tens of millions of the tablet computers each year.
  • Solar panels outside of a building.
    September 26, 2023

    How to Increase Sustainability Through Smart Manufacturing

    As the effects of climate change become increasingly apparent, sustainability has become a key focus area for manufacturers worldwide who are under pressure to reduce their environmental impact.

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