February 6-8, 2018Anaheim Convention CenterAnaheim, CA

Smart Manufacturing and the Rise of the Cobots

This is not a trend…this is the future. The smart manufacturing focus at MD&M West takes the current and future impacts of the fourth industrial revolution and puts them into perspective. Collaborative robots are leading the way, getting smarter and increasing productivity. Whether you're an IoT novice or a smart factory guru, you can't afford to miss this opportunity to experience the latest breakthroughs at supplier booths, interactive presentations, tours, and networking events across all three event days.

Smart Manufacturing Suppliers

Get face-to-face time with specialists in collaborative robotics and accessories. Discover how leading companies are releasing next-gen robots from their cages while increasing productivity and safety on the factory floor. See cutting-edge smart technologies, including software, sensors, and the bots themselves, on display. You can find the who's who of industry leaders — including ABB, FANUC, Rethink, and Universal Robots — highlighted on the show map upon arrival onsite.

Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit

This three-day summit is a can't-miss for professionals relying on Industry 4.0 — as well as those yet to make the shift. Join expert speakers from top companies such as Omron Adept Technologies and IBM Waston Internet of Things as they delve into the latest thinking in data collection, machine learning, interoperability hurdles, 3D perception, IT vs. OT challenges, and many more considerations for manufacturing's smarter future.

Smart Hotspots on the Floor

Center Stage

Attend free sessions on smart technologies and take away valuable ideas for cost-saving solutions that you can apply to your own projects. From turning AI into ROI to trends in 3D-printed materials and applications, the insights you need are on stage, right in the heart of the expo.

Connection Corner

Talk smart manufacturing with other professionals through multiple formats in a fun, relaxed networking space. The IoT, sensor, and robotics meetups provide group discussions on cutting-edge smart tech, while speed networking features fast, industry-specific one-on-ones.

Meet the Robots!

Don't miss the hottest robots on display at the show. Follow an expert guide on a one-hour innovation tour of the floor, focusing on the exhibitors whose bots lead the way in lifting factory IQ and creating faster, safer production environments.

Win an Oculus Rift!

The Smart Manufacturing Passport Program gives you the chance to win an Oculus Rift VR headset when you visit participating smart manufacturing suppliers! Pick up your passport card from the registration desk when you arrive, then simply stamp it at each booth. Once you've filled your card, enter it into the drawing at Connection Corner.

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