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.
Create a battle-ready robot in record time then put your metallic monster to the test! Teams will face off for a big prize — and bragging rights. Spots are first-come, first-served.
Build A Pick-and-Place Robot
Build a robot arm with five degrees of freedom and a gripper. The first team to construct the arm wins a prize. Space is limited to 24 participants — get there early to secure your spot!
Keynote Event: A Conversation With Steve "Woz" Wozniak
Apple co-founder and icon of innovation Steve Wozniak will join us for a lively and thought-provoking keynote conversation to share his thoughts on everything from innovation and creativity to robotics and automation.
Connect over fast-paced, focused discussions to get inspired, swap ideas, and learn from engineers and executives. Join the packaging automation session, as well as sessions on 3D printing and medtech.
Engage at Center Stage
Center Stage is a smart manufacturing hot spot with presentations and activities focused on this theme. Meet SubZero from 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. The first 100 scavenging sleuths each day with the correct answer will win a VR Cardboard headset.