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New Product Introductions 2015

WESTEC is a showcase for new products by trusted exhibitors. Take a look at the new products introduced at WESTEC 2015 that can help you achieve greater success.

Interacting with new potential customers at WESTEC was great. The variety of manufacturers present was beyond expectation. A wealth of smart minds and smart technology working together.

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News

SME and AMT Announce Major Partnership to Co-Produce Five Manufacturing Events

(CHICAGO, Sept. 13, 2016)AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and SME have announced a major new partnership for a series of regional co-branded trade shows focused on the manufacturing technology industry. The collaboration encompasses the existing EASTEC, WESTEC, SOUTH-TEC, HOUSTEX and Mfg4 events.

The new events will feature a blend of education, applications and technology innovation, particularly in the areas of digital manufacturing, automation, MTConnect and the Industrial IoT. Mirroring the industry trend of regionalized manufacturing in the U.S., each event will include a mix of topics and technologies that are of specific interest to that region.

“SME and AMT are each bringing their unique strengths to this collaboration, which will provide our members and the manufacturing industry at large with innovative, best-in-class events to drive business success,” said AMT President Douglas K. Woods. “We look forward to exciting developments as our partnership grows.”

SME and AMT first partnered on an event-related agreement in 1989. The idea was to pull together both organizations’ resources to develop forums where manufacturers could see the latest technologies in their own regions of the U.S.

“SME and AMT are an excellent pairing, representing the individuals and companies that are the end-users and builders of manufacturing technology,” said SME Chief Executive Officer Jeff Krause. “Together, our organizations represent the manufacturing marketplace.”

The 2017-18 events will immediately benefit from the cooperation and collaboration of AMT and SME. Some updates could potentially include: innovative new learning opportunities, new interactive exhibits and more ways for attendees and exhibitors to connect and collaborate.

“The dynamic of manufacturing is changing dramatically, and manufacturers are demanding the latest and most innovative events and solutions available,” said AMT Vice President – Exhibitions & Business Development Peter Eelman. “The combination of AMT and SME will bring those solutions to a wider audience. We are excited about future possibilities as the industry evolves and the events evolve along with it.”

“Events are the live platform that drives collaboration,” said Vice President of SME Events and Industry Strategy Debbie Holton. “As two of the largest producers of manufacturing events in North America, SME and AMT provide regional venues that manufacturing professionals rely on to see the latest technology and create business opportunities.”

HOUSTEX, EASTEC, SOUTH-TEC, WESTEC and Mfg4 will continue to serve important manufacturing centers across the U.S. with enhanced content on key topics like additive manufacturing and smart manufacturing. For more information, visit sme.org/sme-and-amt.

About SME
SME connects all those who are passionate about making things that improve our world. As a nonprofit organization, SME has served practitioners, companies, educators, government and communities across the manufacturing spectrum for more than 80 years. Through its strategic areas of events, media, membership, training and development, and the SME Education Foundation, SME is uniquely dedicated to the advancement of manufacturing by addressing both knowledge and skills needed for the industry. Learn more at sme.org, follow @SME_MFG on Twitter or facebook.com/SMEmfg.

About AMT
Representing U.S.-based builders and distributors of manufacturing technology, AMT is the voice of an industry that is critical to providing what U.S. manufacturing needs to be productive and innovative. Located near the nation’s capital, AMT is the industry’s voice for policies and initiatives that increase global competitiveness, speed the pace of innovation, and support the development of an advanced manufacturing Smartforce. AMT is a leading expert in industry data and intelligence as well as international business development, and is the producer of IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology show, the premier manufacturing technology event in North America. amtonline.org

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SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Media Launches Advanced Manufacturing Now Podcast

(DEARBORN, Mich., – April 12, 2016) – SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Media has launched a new podcast, Advanced Manufacturing Now, for manufacturing professionals doing business in North America. The podcast will focus on the renaissance in technologies used to make things, as well as workforce development, research, and more.

Advanced Manufacturing Now is available in the iTunes store and listeners can also download episodes or subscribe at AdvancedManufacturingNow.com.

In the first episodes, Advanced Manufacturing Now interviews Al Albrecht, author of the book, “The American Machine Tool Industry – Its History, Growth, Restructuring & Recovery;” Mohamed Abuali, CEO of Forcam, a global leader in software for smart, lean factories; and Jim Reid, General Manager of RoboVent, a leader in clean air technology used by manufacturers. We also talk to Brian Glowiak, director of the SME Education Foundation, about building the pipeline of future manufacturing professionals.

“We are excited to launch the Advanced Manufacturing Now podcast to serve the more than 12 million professionals who work in manufacturing every day doing a variety of jobs, from welding, machining and engineering to programming, integration, assembly, purchasing and logistics,” said Dave O’Neil, director of Advanced Manufacturing Media.

Sarah Webster, editor in chief of Advanced Manufacturing Media, added, “We’re eager to tell the stories of people who work in manufacturing, to showcase how important, engaging and high-tech the field of making things can be, especially when using advanced new technologies.”

The show will be hosted by the editors of Advanced Manufacturing Media, who oversee a variety of print and digital products, including the monthly magazine, Manufacturing Engineering; a new quarterly magazine focused on digital manufacturing solutions, Smart Manufacturing; an annual industry yearbook series; and AdvancedManufacturing.org, a website dedicated to manufacturing news and technical information.

To have your idea considered for an episode of Advanced Manufacturing Now, visit advancedmanufacturingnow.com/contact-us

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Univision Visits WESTEC 2015 to Discuss California’s Manufacturing Workforce

This recording is only available in Spanish.

View the segment on Univision’s website

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