Smart Manufacturing Experience 2020 - The Call for Speakers is Open through December 6, 2019

Smart Manufacturing Experience offers several unique opportunities to speak face-to-face with engineers, managers and executives looking for the latest advanced manufacturing processes and practices that can help them survive and thrive in the global economy.

You're invited to speak at Smart Manufacturing Experience 2020 and become part of the premier smart manufacturing event in the industry. Smart Manufacturing Experience offers several unique opportunities to speak face-to-face with engineers, managers and executives looking for the latest advanced manufacturing processes and practices that can help them survive and thrive in the global economy. Speaking options include keynotes, workshops, knowledge bars and more. Presentations discuss the practical applications of smart technologies throughout the supply chain and in several diverse industries.



CUTTING-EDGE CONTENT ON SMART MANUFACTURING TOPICS
Abstracts should address research, case studies and/or applications in any of the following areas:

Additive Manufacturing (AM) & 3D Printing
Manufacturers use this disruptive technology to design and produce finished parts

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Engineers use computer systems to reason over collected data and make inferences about the future

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)
Superimposing a computer-generated image on a user's view of the real world for the purposes of maintenance, product design, training and simulation

Automation & Robotics
This technology is the use of robots to substitute for humans for better accuracy, productivity and safety

Cybersecurity
This is the practice of protecting systems, networks and programs from digital attacks to maintain data integrity and privacy

Data Analytics
Manufacturers analyze raw data captured from their manufacturing equipment to draw conclusions and make more-informed business decisions

Industrial IoT
Manufacturing facilities use the internet, with a focus on machine-to-machine communication, big data and machine learning to increase efficiency and reliability in their operations

Workforce Transformation
Driving the cultural and technology changes that are necessary for manufacturing companies to take advantage of smart manufacturing initiatives



EXPOSURE, RECOGNITION AND COMPLIMENTARY BENEFITS
Share your knowledge and contribute to an industry-led conference focused on the latest intelligent manufacturing technologies and Industry 4.0 initiatives.

Attract the attention of key industry leaders and decision-makers
Position your company as a content authority
Showcase your company's technology and innovative processes
Gain industry-wide exposure through event marketing support
Make new connections and network with peers from throughout the United States
Receive one (1) complimentary full-conference registration, for yourself, including admission to the Smart Manufacturing Experience 2020 exposition, keynotes, panels and receptions.

THE EVALUATION PROCESS
Members of the Event Advisory Committee evaluate all proposed conference abstracts based on the following criteria:

Overall quality
Relevance to the industry
Well-defined focus within the program track structure
Practical applications of material
Timeliness of the topic
Speaker qualifications
To be considered as a conference speaker, your program must be educational in nature — that is, sales presentations will not be accepted. The final program selections and notifications will be made four months prior to the event. You will be notified by email if your presentation is selected.

PRESENTATION GUIDELINES
Plan to deliver your presentation with a brief introduction and time for questions from the audience.

Please Note: Presenting at this event is considered voluntary without compensation for speaking or travel.


Questions? Contact Tracey Lerminiaux at 1-800-733-4763 x3096 or email tlerminiaux@sme.org

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ST Robotics Develops the Workspace Sentry for Collaborative Robotics

ST Robotics Develops the Workspace Sentry for Collaborative Robotics

The ST Robotics Workspace Sentry robot and area safety system are based on a small module that sends an infrared beam across the workspace. If the user puts his hand (or any other object) in the workspace, the robot stops using programmable emergency deceleration. Each module has three beams at different angles and the distance a beam reaches is adjustable. Two or more modules can be daisy chained to watch a wider area. "A robot that is tuned to stop on impact may not be safe. Robots where the trip torque can be set at low thresholds are too slow for any practical industrial application. The best system is where the work area has proximity detectors so the robot stops before impact and that is the approach ST Robotics has taken," states President and CEO of ST Robotics David Sands.