May 3-5
Tuesday, May 3, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Wednesday, May 4, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Thursday, May 5, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Connecticut Convention Center

100 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860.249.6000

About Mfg4

 Manufacturing is growing and changing… moving from low value repetitive assembly to high value, technology-rich products and services. To serve the evolving needs of East Coast industry, SME produces this exclusive event focused on the aerospace, defense, and medical industries. These three major industries are driving change through their supply chains and leading the way in innovation and collaboration.

Mfg4 surpasses the traditional manufacturing technology event by delivering content and suppliers mandated by industry. Mfg4 is an event for industry developed by industry, with an emphasis on industry-specific solutions with attention to cross-collaboration.

Mfg4 Industry Focus

The aerospace, defense, and medical device industries have much in common. All three are challenged by long project lifecycles, stringent government regulations, mission-critical quality control and a subsequent need for cutting-edge technology. Importantly, each industry has a set of qualified suppliers that understand those challenges and already provide efficient, cost-effective solutions. Mfg4 provides a unique opportunity to explore the methods and products that are working in other industries and discover how they can be adapted and implemented to meet your industry-specific challenges. Click the icons below to see more detail about our industry focus!

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Keynote Presentations

Tuesday, May 3

8:00AM – 4:00PM Registration Open Lobby
9:00AM – 10:15AM Keynote Presentation: GE’s 21st Century Brilliant Factories
Stephan Biller, Chief Manufacturing Scientist, GE Global Research
Intersection Theater
10:00AM – 5:00PM Exhibit Hall Open Show Floor
11:15AM – 12:00PM Smart Manufacturing and the Connected Enterprise
Presented by David Morfas, Director of Product Marketing, Plex Systems
Information Interchange
12:15PM – 1:30PM Lunch & Learn Panel: The Benefits of Reduced Energy Consumption in Manufacturing
Presented by Eversource/EnergizeCT
Intersection Theater
1:45PM – 2:15PM Electroplated Selective Laser Sintered Polyetherketoneketone (PEKK) – A High Temperature, High Strength Metal Coated Composite
Sean Wise, President, RePliForm Inc. and Larry Varholak, P.E., General Manager, Oxford Performance Materials, Inc.
Information Interchange
1:45PM – 2:30PM Meet & Greet: Finding Your Future Workforce
Rodney Grover, Senior Development Officer, SME Education Foundation
SME Booth
2:15PM – 2:45PM Using Additive Manufacturing Techniques to Shorten the Development of Point of Care Diagnostic Products
Leanna Levine, PhD, President and Stefano Begolo, PhD, ALine, Inc.
Information Interchange
2:45PM – 3:15PM Is Automation Right For Your Company?
Craig Salvalaggio, Vice President of Engineering & Director of General Industries, Applied Manufacturing Technologies
Information Interchange
3:15PM – 3:45PM Designing for the DMLS Process
Jonathan Bissmeyer, Senior Quality Engineer, Additive Manufacturing, Proto Labs
Information Interchange
3:15PM – 4:15PM Brew & View: Next Generation Robotic Solutions Applied to Common Assembly Applications
Presented by Steven Curtiss, Eastern Divisional Sales & Service Manager, SMAC Moving Coil Actuators
Intersection Theater
3:45PM – 4:15PM Characteristics of New Hybrid Additive & Subtractive Machine Tool Technology
Robb Hudson, Vice President, Mitsui Seiki USA, Inc.
Information Interchange

Wednesday, May 4

8:00AM – 4:00PM Registration Open Lobby
9:00AM – 10:15AM Keynote Presentation: Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing for Orthopaedic Devices
Gene Kulesha, Senior Director, Platform Technology Engineering, Research and Development, Stryker Orthopaedics
Intersection Theater
10:00AM – 5:00PM Exhibit Hall Open Show Floor
11:15AM – 12:00PM Increasing Innovation: How Creative Workforce Solutions Can Benefit Your Business Now
Presented by Joseph Lampinen, Director of Engineering Center of Excellence, Kelly Services
Information Interchange
12:30PM – 1:45PM Lunch & Learn: Automated Manufacturing Matters
Presented by Mark Rentschler, Director of Marketing, Makino
Intersection Theater
1:45PM – 2:15PM Metal Additive Technology 101: Technology Choices and Applications
Jeffrey Crandall, Additive Manufacturing Research & Applications Senior Engineer, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc.
Information Interchange
2:15PM – 2:45PM The Latest Innovations in Laser Processing Technologies
Brett Thompson, Sales Engineer, TRUMPF Inc.
Information Interchange
2:45PM – 3:15PM Manufacturing Automation for Firearms to Medical: From One Extreme to the Other
John Lucier, Automation Manager, Methods Machine Tools, Inc.
Information Interchange
3:15PM – 3:45PM How to Realize the Value of a Machine Monitoring System
Josh Davids, President & CEO, Scytec Consulting, Inc.
Information Interchange
3:00PM – 4:00PM The Future of Smart Manufacturing – What it Means for Your Business
Hosted by Sarah A. Webster, Editor in Chief, SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Media
Presented by MEMEX
Intersection Theater
4:00PM – 5:00PM Crossroads of Manufacturing Networking Reception The Intersection


Thursday, May 5

8:00AM – 3:00PM Registration Open Lobby
9:00AM – 10:15AM Keynote Presentation: Enabling Manufacturing Technology: Past, Present, and Future Vision for Electric Boat
Ned Kaminski, Principal Engineer, Quonset Point, Electric Boat Corporation
Intersection Theater
10:00AM – 4:00PM Exhibit Hall Open Show Floor
1:00PM – 1:45PM Meet & Greet: Why SME Corporate Membership is For You
Ralton Emory, Member & Industry Relations Manager, SME
SME Booth
1:45PM – 2:15PM Near Net Shape Cast Metal Parts
Steven Murray, Foundry Additive Rep., Hoosier Pattern
Information Interchange
2:15PM – 2:45PM Manufacturing Intelligence on the Shop Floor
Bruce Shibuya, Senior Director, Global Quality Engineering & Innovation, Jabil
Information Interchange
2:45PM – 3:15PM Automation with Abrasives for Aerospace Applications
Philip Varghese, PhD, Group Leader, Saint-Gobain Abrasives


Show Highlights

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 2.16.07 PMFrom keynotes to exhibitors, educational sessions, networking and more, these are some of the standout events of the show.

Keynote Presentations
Special Presentations
Technology Pavilions
Information Interchange Sessions
Meet & Greets
Networking Reception
CT Industry Mural
– 350 years of Connecticut manufacturing history on 8 pieces of painted canvas

Event Highlights Brochure
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Floor Plan & Exhibitor List

Mfg4 Floor Plan

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Exhibitor List

Exhibitor Resources 

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See You at Mfg4 2016!

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