As we all know, additive manufacturing technology is continuing to evolve and grow at a fast pace. According to forecasts by industry experts, it will reach $50 billion between the years 2029 and 2031, and hit $100 billion less than a decade later. That’s why it’s imperative to get in on the ground floor now – you wouldn’t want to miss being a part of such an important technology, which is already impacting applications in nearly every sector and industrial field in the world. And what better way to get involved than by learning from the experts?

Nonprofit organizations SME and the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) are leading manufacturing industry organizations that collaborate on multiple regional events that are designed to meet the needs of US manufacturers. Registration is now open.

Coming this spring, SME and AMT, with support from founding partners, are hosting the Smart Manufacturing Experience at the Boston Convention Center in Massachusetts. The event, which will be held April 30 – May 2, will offer practical solutions for those looking to get results by applying the latest advanced manufacturing technologies.

But the Smart Manufacturing Experience is much more than just an event, and is centered around multiple advanced manufacturing technologies, including 3D printing, automation and robots, digital manufacturing, precision machining, advanced materials, precision measurement and 3D scanning, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Attendees will have the chance to experience hands-on technology demonstrations, interactive learning, live presentations, visionary keynote speeches, and virtual reality at the Smart Manufacturing Experience, as they explore how other top companies use transformative manufacturing technologies, like 3D printing, to lower costs and improve efficiency, productivity, and sales.

“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.”

While the Smart Manufacturing Experience is still a few months away, registration is open now. For a $75 Experience Zone registration, participants will have access to more than 150 exhibits, in addition to all of the available, unique education experiences and workshops.

If you prefer smaller group activities, check out one of the Knowledge Bars – small group sessions that give you the chance to ask questions about your manufacturing challenges and needs, and learn from industry experts in the areas of smart manufacturing technology. Each session features a 15-minute presentation and a chance to engage with others on specific smart technologies.

Learning Labs are 30-minute panel discussions and presentations on the latest trends and opportunities for introducing advanced manufacturing technologies into your operation; you’ll also have a chance to hear about new product announcements. The Mixed Reality Experience lets you see virtual and augmented reality demonstrations on how smart manufacturing is driven by integrating machines, data, and systems. The immersive-learning setting will bring technology to life in front of your eyes, with virtual machine demonstrations, live factory analytics, and modeling and simulations.

The Smart Theater is the central hub for event networking, and is designed for discussions and meet-ups. There will be luncheon presentations and dynamic panels, not to mention receptions and keynotes by industry and technology experts. You can share ideas with industry colleagues at the Event Floor Reception, or plan your day in the Attendee Meet-Up Lounge.

The conference will feature experts in all smart manufacturing categories and deliver in-depth presentations on case studies and real-world applications for the advanced technologies that manufacturers are using today. Additionally, because all exhibitors will participate in short question and answer sessions, you’ll have a chance to personally interact with other attendees at these presentations, building relationships and sharing knowledge.

Only companies that can demonstrate a connection and application to smart manufacturing will be featured, so the Smart Manufacturing Experience will be highly focused on the latest advanced manufacturing technologies. You don’t want to miss this experience, so make sure to register today!

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