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June 18-22, 2018
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas

The 46th North American Research Conference (NAMRC 46) is the premier international forum on manufacturing research. More than 800 international researchers and manufacturers are expected to attend and share the latest manufacturing innovations and developments in manufacturing and cyber-physical systems and materials processing.

Texas A&M

Hosted by Texas A&M

NAMRC 46 will be hosted by the Texas A&M University. The 2018 conference will includes keynotes, expert panels, student poster and presentation competitions, an exhibition of industry partners, an early career forum, industry tours and awards ceremony.



The North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME (NAMRI/SME) brings together researchers from leading companies, government laboratories, academic institutions and industrial think tanks located around the world for the purpose of advancing the scientific foundation of discrete-parts manufacturing.


NAMRC 46 Highlights

NAMRC Special Sessions Special Sessions  
Blue Sky icon Blue Sky Competition
The aim of this competition is to identify long-term challenges and new visionary ideas for manufacturing so to influence the future of manufacturing research and education in the U.S.
RAMP Challenge RAMP Challenge
The 2018 NIST RAMP Challenge is open through April 20.

Additional Information

NAMRC 46 Conference Hosts

Texas A&M University
  • Jyhwen Wang, PhD, FSME
  • Satish Bukkapatnam, PhD
  • Arun Srinivasa, PhD
  2017-18 NAMRI/SME President
  • Bryan G. Dods, FSME
    IACMI-The Composites Institute
  2017-18 NAMRI/SME Scientific Committee Chair
  • Lihui Wang, PhD, FSME, PE
    Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 

Interested in becoming a conference host for MSEC/NAMRC?
Conference Host Proposal Guide (PDF)