WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass.– Smart Manufacturing is being described as the next Industrial Revolution. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Smart Manufacturing can be 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 fast-track the adoption of Smart Manufacturing technologies, SME and AMT–The Association For Manufacturing Technology, have partnered to create a new kind of event: the Smart Manufacturing Experience, taking place April 30 through May 2, 2018 at the Boston Convention Center.
“SME and AMT created the Smart Manufacturing Experience to support manufacturers as they make the transition into the fourth industrial revolution,” said AMT President Douglas K. Woods. “We saw the need for an event that prepares the workforce for what’s next in advanced technologies, connected technology, and automation.”
The Smart Manufacturing Experience will provide hands-on, live technology demonstrations, active learning labs, collaborative technical workshops, and tours of best-in-class SMART factories. It will highlight transformative technologies such as additive manufacturing/3D printing, automation, advanced materials, precision machining, precision measurement/3D scanning, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and digital manufacturing and designed to provide easy, efficient solutions for applying those technologies to improve manufacturing speed and performance.
“Advanced technologies are revolutionizing the manufacturing landscape,” said SME Chief Executive Officer Jeff Krause. “Our goal is to offer an interactive learning space for attendees to try new applications and talk to people who are actually using this technology right now to the benefit of their customer and their bottom line.”
To learn more about the Smart Manufacturing Experience, view full conference and exhibit details or register, visit www.smartmanufacturingexperience.com.