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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.
Keynotes and Panels

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

  • Several medical devices, including a glucometer, a device used by diabetics to measure glucose levels.
    May 24, 2023

    Harnessing The Future Of Digital And Smart Manufacturing Of Medical Devices

    Digital transformation is rapidly evolving throughout the medical, pharmaceutical, and healthcare industries. In the medical device manufacturing segment, digital and smart manufacturing are essential to maximize efficiency, improve productivity, and exceed customer needs and expectations.
  • Engineer looking at his computer.
    April 26, 2023

    Rockwell Automation Releases Smart Manufacturing Report

    For its eighth annual “State of Smart Manufacturing Report,” Rockwell Automation — working with Sapio Research and Plex Systems — surveyed more than 1,000 manufacturers across 13 countries.
  • An image of the words “Artificial Intelligence” typed onto paper.
    March 28, 2023

    Manufacturers Doubled Their Use of AI in One Year

    “We’ve experienced 20 years of evolution in two years.” That’s how Rockwell Automation's CEO, Blake Moret, describes the findings of the company’s 8th Annual State of Smart Manufacturing Report.

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