June 13-15, 2017Jacob K. Javits Convention CenterNew York, NY

Smart Manufacturing and the Rise of the Cobots

Smart manufacturing is not a trend, it's the future, and that future will be on display throughout MD&M East. Discover how today's capabilities and tomorrow's advancements will drive the fourth industrial revolution. Collaborative robots are leading the way, getting smarter, and more efficient. Learn about these amazing machines, as well as how IoT, big data and interoperability are increasing productivity and reducing costs in the factory of the future.

Smart Manufacturing Suppliers

Discover how leading companies are releasing next-gen robots from their cages while increasing productivity and safety on the factory floor. You'll find cutting-edge smart technologies, including software, sensors, and the bots themselves on display. Meet the who’s who of industry leaders — including Denso, Epson, SCHUNK, and Universal Robots — to get the answers you need to push your projects ahead.

Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit

This two-day summit is a can't-miss for professionals relying on Industry 4.0, as well as those yet to make the shift. Expert speakers on robotics, artificial intelligence, IoT and IIoT, and machine control will cover topics such as big data, preparing for the next industrial revolution, and how to get the best ROI from your collaborative robot.

Show-Wide Highlights

Explore Trends, Technologies & Insights

See the latest technologies from top exhibitors in the lobby's Smart Manufacturing Discovery Trail and throughout the expo hall. And don't miss a very special keynote discussion with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak! Hear what he thinks about the impact of smart manufacturing and the role it will play in personal computing, design, and manufacturing.

Engage at Center Stage

Center Stage is a smart manufacturing hot spot throughout all three days of the show, with presentations and activities focused on this theme. Sign up for speed networking on packaging automation, put your skills to work at the robot build-and-battle challenge, meet SubZero from the hit TV show BattleBots®, or check out an expert panel on collaborative robots.

Win a VR Headset!

Scour the show floor for clues in a scavenger hunt to reveal the name of our 3D printed cobot. Simply grab your clue sheet, follow the trail, and turn in your completed entry for a chance to win. The first 200 scavenging sleuths with the correct answer will win a Google Cardboard headset!

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