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The Smart Manufacturing Seminar Series focuses on advanced manufacturing technologies, tools and practices that optimize development and production. Join manufacturers throughout the country to explore innovative solutions, network with peers and find out what’s new.

When you attend the Smart Manufacturing Seminar Series, you’ll:

  • See advanced manufacturing solutions in dynamic, interactive displays
  • Participate in highly relevant learning activities
  • Share knowledge, best practices and case studies
  • Meet and do business with industry peers
  • Take part in technical sessions and networking tailored to your interests

What Will Be Covered?

The Smart Manufacturing Seminar Series will focus on advanced manufacturing technologies and topics such as additive manufacturing, lightweighting with advanced materials and composites, automation, and the industrial Internet of Things. Events may include panel discussions, individual presentations, and roundtables. There will be opportunities to network and view product demos throughout each event.

Upcoming Seminars


  • The Digital Transformation | February 16, 2017 | Huntsville, AL
    The digitization of manufacturing impacts every aspect of operations and the supply chain. Attend this one-day event and hear from the experts how smart manufacturing technologies connect design, planning, production and distribution to drive process improvements, reduce operational costs and increase efficiencies.

  • Additive Manufacturing: 3D Scanning and Imaging | RESCHEDULED | Location TBD
    3D Scanning and Imaging continue to change the way we think about Additive Manufacturing. Gain a comprehensive introduction to 3D technologies, software and processes, including an opportunity to interact with live hands-on demonstrations of some of the most popular devices. This seminar will discuss available technologies and show how hardware and software work together to produce quality results.

  • Design for Additive Manufacturing | April 5, 2017 | Knoxville, Tennessee
    Hear how experts in additive manufacturing facilitated their transition from prototype to full production volumes. Materials, processes and 3D scanning will all be discussed. This seminar will be preceded by a half-day tutorial.

  • Advanced Thermoplastic Composites | April 6, 2017 | Knoxville, Tennessee
    Explore emerging ways to leverage advances in composites manufacturing processes and systems, along with business best practices, to speed innovation and better compete in the global marketplace.

  • Smart Manufacturing: Digital Transformation | May 24, 2017 | Nashville, Tennessee
    The digitization of manufacturing impacts every aspect of operations and the supply chain. Attend this one-day event and hear from the experts how to manage your complex business process from product development to manufacturing. Learn how smart manufacturing technologies drive process improvements, reduce operational costs, achieve greater efficiencies and productivity.

  • The Changing Landscape of Additive Manufacturing Materials | August 9, 2017 | Youngstown, Ohio
    SME and America Makes come together to bring you this one-of-a-kind seminar. 3D Printing has significantly grown in recent years and is expected to quickly grow over the next few years. Discover which materials and filaments are most durable, what types of machines to use, certification/qualification standards as well as how to reduce cost, and increase profitability.

  • Automated Manufacturing & Assembly | September 12, 2017 | Los Angeles, California
    To be held alongside WESTEC in Los Angeles, California this seminar will focus on automated manufacturing and automated assembly. Automation offers numerous benefits, but how can you tell if automation can help your particular process? This seminar will guide industry professionals into the future of manufacturing where streamlined and interactive production will encourage competiveness in the global marketplace.

  • Smart Manufacturing: Digital Transformation | September 13, 2017 | Los Angeles, California
    To be held alongside WESTEC in Los Angeles, California, this seminar will focus on digital manufacturing and IoT. The digitization of manufacturing impacts every aspect of operations and the supply chain. Attend this one-day event and hear from the experts how to manage your complex business process from product development to manufacturing. Learn how smart manufacturing technologies drive process improvements, reduce operational costs, achieve greater efficiencies and productivity.

  • Additive Manufacturing Applications | September 14, 2017 | Los Angeles, California
    To be held alongside WESTEC in Los Angeles, California, this seminar will focus on additive manufacturing applications. Learn from industry leaders how New Processes are transforming the Additive Manufacturing industry by moving from prototype to production solutions. Experience how 3D printing is creating exciting multi-functional structures and stay up-to-date on other techniques to keep you informed and in from of your competition.

  • Innovations in Composites Manufacturing | October 2017 | Dayton, Ohio
    Explore emerging ways to leverage advances in composites manufacturing processes and systems, along with business best practices, to speed innovation and better compete in the global marketplace.

  • Smart Manufacturing: Digital Transformation | November 15, 2017 | Chicago, Illinois
    The digitization of manufacturing impacts every aspect of operations and the supply chain. Attend this one-day event and hear from the experts how to manage your complex business process from product development to manufacturing. Learn how smart manufacturing technologies drive process improvements, reduce operational costs, achieve greater efficiencies and productivity.

Past Seminars


  • Smart Manufacturing: The Digital Transformation | November 9, 2016 | Chicago, IL
    Discover how smart manufacturing technologies connect design, planning, production and distribution to drive process improvements, reduce operational costs and increase efficiencies.

  • Additive Manufacturing Applications: Innovations for Growth | October 19, 2016 | Detroit, MI
    Learn from industry leaders how New Processes are transforming the Additive Manufacturing industry by moving from prototype to production solutions. Experience how 3D printing is creating exciting multi-functional structures and stay up-to-date on other techniques to keep you informed and in from of your competition.

  • Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing: New Materials: Building the Future for Additive Manufacturing | August 10, 2016 | Youngstown, OH
    SME and America Makes come together to bring you this one-of-a-kind seminar. 3D Printing has significantly grown in recent years and is expected to quickly grow over the next few years. Discover which materials and filaments are most durable, what types of machines to use, certification/qualification standards as well as how to reduce cost, and increase profitability.

  • Advanced Composites Manufacturing for Aerospace | June 14-15, 2016 | Salt Lake City, UT
    Explore emerging ways to leverage advances in composites manufacturing processes and systems, along with business best practices, to speed innovation and better compete in the global marketplace. This seminar will be preceded by a half-day tutorial and a tour of a local manufacturing facility on June 14.

  • Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing: Transition to Production | June 1 & 2, 2016 | Detroit, MI
    Hear how experts in additive manufacturing facilitated their transition from prototype to full production volumes. Materials, processes and 3D scanning will all be discussed. This seminar will be preceded by a half-day tutorial.

  • Smart Manufacturing: The Digital Transformation | May 24, 2016 | Detroit, MI
    Discover how smart manufacturing technologies connect design, planning, production and distribution to drive process improvements, reduce operational costs and increase efficiencies.

Cost to Attend

Pricing Information SME Members Non-Members Academia Government/Military*
(15% discount as shown below)
Member/Non-Member
Full-Time Students**
(50% discount as shown below)
Member/Non-Member
Tour – no discounts $95 $95 $95 $95
Seminar $595 $695 $505.75/$590.75 $297.50/$347.50

*Academic, Military & Government Pricing: To qualify for the reduced rate you must submit a letter on appropriate military/government letterhead signed by your Commanding Officer or supervisor to the SME Registrar. Educators may submit either a letter on university letterhead signed by the dean or registrar confirming status or a class schedule inclusive of the institution/year/instructor.

**Full-Time Students: To qualify for student rates, submit a letter on university letterhead signed by the dean or registrar confirming full-time student status or provide a copy of your student I.D. to the SME Registrar.

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