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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

  • Two manufacturing employees working alongside an automated manufacturing robot.
    August 17, 2023

    Four Reasons to Implement Automated Manufacturing

    Automated manufacturing operations help a facility run more efficiently and productively.
  • A manufacturing professional training with virtual reality.
    July 28, 2023

    AR/VR Take Smart Manufacturing Beyond Automation

    While augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies have been in the limelight for many years, they are mostly making headlines for exciting new applications in the consumer realm.
  • June 27, 2023

    The Smart Factory 2033

    “We’ve experienced 20 years of evolution in two years,” states Rockwell Automation’s CEO, Blake Moret. His statement is telling and illustrates the seismic shifts across the manufacturing sector.

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