Smart manufacturing is described as the next industrial revolution. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, smart manufacturing is defined as fully integrated, collaborative manufacturing systems that respond in real time to meet changing demands and conditions in the factory, in the supply network, and in customer needs. 

To help speed the inclusion of smart manufacturing technologies, SME and AMT have partnered to create a new kind of event - the Smart Manufacturing Experience, taking place April 30 - May 2, 2018, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Why Boston?
Known as a “technology hub,” the Boston area has a reach to more than 410,000 manufacturing employees in the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut combined. Nearly 1.4 million more live within driving distance of Massachusetts. The area’s universities also contribute to some of the industry’s most advanced research.

“SME and AMT created the Smart Manufacturing Experience to support manufacturers as they make the transition into the fourth industrial  revolution,” said AMT President Doug Woods. “We saw the need for an event that prepares the workforce for what’s next in advanced technologies, connected technology, and automation.”

“Experience” distinguishes this event from other trade shows in that it underscores the attendee’s opportunity to explore, discover and learn ways to implement new technologies back at the shop. Visitors can partake in hands-on, live technology demonstrations, active learning labs, collaborative technical workshops, and tours of best-in-class smart factories.

Exhibitors are required to contribute content and presentations at the Smart Manufacturing Experience and must apply to participate. Companies that can demonstrate a connection and application to smart manufacturing will be featured. 

Interested in exhibiting, speaking, advertising, or sponsorship?
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