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Six Shows In One: UBM’s Advanced Manufacturing New York Event Covers 3D Printing, Robotics, Smart Manufacturing, and More

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Big events are a good way to bring everyone in the manufacturing industry together to discuss common themes, like design and 3D printing. Global B2B event producer UBM Advanced Manufacturing Expos & Conferences, which has offices in New York, Hong Kong, and other locations, organizes over 50 market-leading conferences and events in a dozen countries each year for the advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry.

In a little over a week, the company will be putting on the East Coast’s largest advanced design and manufacturing event – Advanced Manufacturing New York. Trust me when I say you won’t want to miss it, because it actually encompasses a total of six different expos and shows…a few of which will showcase the latest 3D printing and smart manufacturing advancements.

“Join 8,000 professionals June 12-14 in New York for the East Coast’s largest advanced design & manufacturing event,” the registration page states. “For three days of industry immersion, find the innovations, inspiration, and industry contacts you need to solve your toughest manufacturing challenges.”

The six-in-one trade show event will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Over 750 suppliers will be at the event, which will showcase all of the latest innovations in automation, design engineering, medtech, packaging, plastics, and quality.

Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East is the East Coast’s largest, longest-running medtech event. R&D managers, executives, and medical device engineers attend this show to keep up on the latest industry advancements, including surgical robots, wearable devices, implants, and biotechnology.

According to the website, “From prototyping to full-scale production, one lap of the show floor will help you overcome your toughest manufacturing challenges and keep you up to date on the technologies reshaping the industry.”

The next trade show at the giant industry event is the EastPack show, and demonstrates the newest containers, machinery, materials, and services that packaging professionals need to make products stand out in a crowded marketplace. There will also be conference-level educational sessions covering such topics as smart packaging, regulations and compliance, and automation.

The Atlantic Design & Manufacturing show covers all of the latest in design engineering, and important topics addressed at the show will run the gamut from rapid prototyping and CAD/CAM software to robotics, laser cutting, and materials. Earlier this month, Atlantic Design & Manufacturing announced the year’s newest programming focus: innovative technologies within 3D printing and smart manufacturing.

“The advancement of 3D printing, robotics, artificial intelligence, and other technologies has had an immense impact on the manufacturing industry. These technologies are affecting how businesses operate, and actively evolving the entire landscape of the industry. To meet the ever-changing needs of the industry we have curated a premier lineup of presentations to be featured at our brand-new Smart Manufacturing Education Hub at Atlantic Design & Manufacturing,” said Nina Brown, the Vice President of Events, UBM. “We want to provide our attendees with tools to thrive and succeed in the current market, while having the ability to adapt to rapidly changing ideas and technologies.”

Matt Sand, the President of 3DEO, will present on the company’s established metal 3D printing processes, drawbacks, and strengths, as well as how metal 3D printing can apply to both emerging and legacy technologies. Jack Heslin, the President of 3DTechTalks and the Vice President of Business Development for Lazarus 3D, will discuss future implications of using the technology, such as what to expect as 3D printing continues to grow and how it can impact the labor force and business efficiency.

Take a look at the newest innovations and advancements in automation and robotics at Automation Technology Expo (ATX) East. Topics on display will include motion control and 3D printing, robots and automation/assembly, and automatic identification, barcoding, and RFID.

The website reads, “From automation software and collaborative robots to robotic arms and accessories, ATX will immerse you in the smart manufacturing advancements that are revolutionizing the factory floor.”

If you want to see the latest in plastics, PLASTEC East is the show for you, as you can check out what’s new in foam molding and thermoforming to increase manufacturing efficiency and improve product quality. Some of the companies exhibiting at PLASTEC East include familiar names like 3D Systems, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, and Evonik.

One more show you can catch at Advanced Manufacturing New York is the Quality Expo, where test, measurement, and inspection solutions will be on display.

“Whether you’re looking to upgrade your design for inspection operations, source agile testing technologies or new food inspection equipment, or just want to stay on top of the latest industry innovations and insights, Quality Expo is the event for you,” the website reads.

A common link running through three of the shows – EastPack, MD&M East, and Atlantic Design & Manufacturing – are brand new education hubs, centered on the specific markets each one serves.

“The education hubs are an exciting development for us as it’s the first we’re bringing a complete and robust lineup of conference-quality content to the expo, free of charge for all attendees,” Brown explained. “Not only will this give all our attendees the opportunity to experience high-level presentations on the latest industry trends, but it will also bring more action to an already lively expo floor. We encourage all of our attendees to take full advantage of this unique opportunity to learn from industry leaders.”

Highlights of the Packaging Education Hub at PLASTEC East will include a session on industry-specific issues related to recreational cannabis, and a demonstration that shows how to aseptically open medical device packages. MD&M East’s Medtech Education Hub will include a panel discussion regarding the potential impact of AI and medical devices on the industry landscape, and a session called “Top Trends to Watch in Medtech: Innovation and Consolidation” that will educate attendees about the latest trends in the medtech industry, and what’s to come in the future.

The Smart Manufacturing Education Hub, held at the Atlantic Design & Manufacturing show, will have presentations on important topics like the digital twin, big data, AI, robotics, smart sensors, machine learning, the Internet of Things, and IIoT. Highlights will include a session centering on the growing demand for collaborative robotics, and a presentation that demonstrates how bionic animals and insects can be used to test new technologies, encourage creativity in product development, and help in auditing current R&D trends.

Suppliers showcasing their latest products, industry education, networking, and a dedicated 3D printing zone…these are just some of what you’ll find at the six shows under the Advanced Manufacturing New York umbrella, which takes place June 12-14 at the Javits Convention Center in New York. When you register, use the code 3DP for a free pass to this amazing expo.

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