The information technology (IT) revolution has finally come to the manufacturing sector. Manufacturing is becoming highly-automated and IT-driven, which makes factories smarter, safer and also more environmentally sustainable.

A good way to be aware of state-of-the-art technologies in manufacturing and connect with leaders in the field is to attend conferences and technology shows.

This year, Prime and the French Tech Hub in partnership with the French Consulate in San Francisco and EDF organize their annual CaFFEET Conference on Smart Factory. Scheduled on November 19th to 21th, it will promote exchanges between academics, industries and start-ups, from France and California in the form of keynotes, panel sessions and techshowcase.

While waiting for CaFFEET 2014, please find below a list of the main smart manufacturing events in North America.

April 2014

–          Advanced Manufacturing Conference , April 22-23, 2014. Troy, NY

May 2014

–          Mfg4 – Manufacturing 4 the Future 2014 , May 6-8, 2014. Hartford, CT

–          FABTECH Mexico 2014 , May 6-8, 2014. Mexico City, Mexico.

–          Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS) 2014 , May 12-14, 2014. Montréal, Québec, Canada.

–          Smart Manufacturing Summit , May 20-21, 2014. Peoria, IL

–          Advancing Manufacturing: Summit X (Purdue University) , May 30, 2014. West Lafayette, IN

–          SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC 2014) , May 19-21, 2014. Saratoga Springs, NY.

June 2014

–          10th Annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit, June 4 2014. Palm Beach, FL

–          RAPID 2014 Conference and Exposition / The Big M Manufacturing Convergence , June 9-12, 2014. Detroit, MI

–          2014 International Manufacturing Research Conference (MSEC/NAMRC/ICM&P) , June 9-13, 2014. Detroit, MI

–          Predictive Analytics World Manufacturing , June 17-18, 2014. Chicago, IL

August 2014

–           ASME IDETC/CIE 2014, August 17-20 2014. Buffalo, NY

September 2014

–          IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show , Sept 8-13, 2014. Chicago, IL

–          AMEXPO , Sept 23-24, 2014. Missisauga, ON

October 2014

–          Advanced Manufacturing Technology Show (AMTS) , October 22-23, 2014. Vandalia, OH

November 2014

–          FABTECH , Nov 11-13, 2014. Atlanta, GA

–          CaFFEET’14 (California France Forum on Energy Efficiency Technologies) , November 19-20, 2014. San Francisco, CA

 

2015

–          Pacific Design & Manufacturing / Automation Technology Expo (ATX West) , February 10-12, 2015. Anaheim, CA

–          HOUSTEX , Feb 24-26, 2015. Houston, TX

–          Automate 2015 / ProMat 2015 , March 23-26, 2015. Chicago, IL

–          EASTEC , May 12-14, 2015. West Springfield, MA

–          Western Manufacturing Technology Show (WMTS) , June 15-17, 2015. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

–          WESTEC , Sept 15-17, 2015. Los Angeles, CA

–          Wisconsin Manufacturing & Technology Show , October 6-8, 2015. West Allis, WI

–          SOUTHTEC , October 27-29, 2015. Charlotte, NC.