AR/VR and Innovation Hubs
Join sponsors AMPLEXOR and RE'FLEKT in the AR/VR Hub and sponsor Omni-ID in the Innovation Hub for hands-on demos, presentations, giveaways and sweepstakes.
2 Keynotes Included
Included in your expo pass are two inspiring keynotes. On Tuesday hear Bill Ruh, CEO of GE Digital address "Becoming Digital Industrial," while Sean Suggs, president, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi, takes the stage Wednesday.
Meet the Robot Makers
Meet MegaBots co-founders Gui Cavalcanti and Matt Oehrlein. Hear expert commentary from the original giant fighting robot champions, see new tech in action, and meet the next generation of robotics engineers, all live on the M&T Expo stage
Plus Great Giveaways on the Expo Floor
Plus, every expo day, there are great giveaways on the show floor, including: Multi-Tool with Bit Set, Pen & Custom Fit Dual Sheath Bundle, KEEN Utility Work Boots, Mini Wireless 3D Printer, and Augmented Reality Experience Headset. Must be present to win.
Tuesday Welcome Reception
Kick off the expo with drinks and appetizers served in the Exhibit Hall. Visit with exhibitors, view products and participate in demonstrations.
Manufacturing as a Martial Art
Systema, a martial art developed by Russian warriors in the tenth century, has secret elements that can support your success. Learn proven practices for applying analytics to detect threats and sense opportunities.
The free, one-day event, powered by the Capital Area Workforce Development Board, connects young engineers, professionals, veterans and laborers to high demand placement and training opportunities across the local North Carolina manufacturing industry.
2018 Innovation Awards Announced
New Equipment Digest reveals the winners of its 2018 innovation contest, as chosen by the readers. Meet the winners, see their equipment in action, and learn what it takes to make product innovation truly world-class.
A Vibrant Expo Hall
With 90-plus exhibitors, the M&T Expo offers a wide range of products and services ranging from automation, software, robotics, 3D, wearables, lean, talent management, material handling, supply chain, safety, and machine tools.
Stocking Up: Using Drones to Scan Hard-to-Reach Inventory
Think drones are more novelty toy than safety and efficiency-driving tool of the modern smart factory? Watch how drone integrator Wilstair uses a lightweight quadcopter embedded with a scanning sensor to make inventory management a breeze and provide the data to blow away the competition.
Come To The Expo, May 8-10
1. Industrial Wearables: Growing Your Fashion Sense
MarketWatch projects the industrial wearable segment to grow from $1.5 in 2017 to 2.6 billion in 2023, a 73% jump, and that may be a conservative estimate. From field service to assembly, the most effective workers of the next decade will be wearing an array of smartglasses, biometric sensors and other devices that connect them to not only work instructions or critical data, but to each other to create the IIoP (Industrial Internet of People). For example, a Microsoft HoloLens can dial up a remote expert for a repair job and Google Glass can record assembly procedure videos and then play them back for new trainees.