Machining in America 2018 to be Held in Detroit

Siemens and Electro-Matic are hosting the event March 14-15, focusing on collaboration and digitalization.

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Siemens and Electro-Matic are inviting manufacturers to join over 2,600 peers at Manufacturing in America (MiA) 2018. The event will be held March 14-15 inside Ford Field in downtown Detroit, Michigan, where attendees will learn about the newest technologies while sharing best practices and ideas.

MiA will host engineers, manufacturing executives, students, academic researchers, regulatory body representatives, machine OEMs and technology business partners. Collaboration will be a key theme, and the hosts have designed the event to optimize opportunities for education, networking and innovation. Entrance to the event is free, although registration is required.

The event will host a customized Student Zone event. Over 180 students from local Detroit-area high schools are expected to participate, many of them women with a keen interest in learning about the new world of manufacturing. Students will be organized into small groups, participate in a series of technology rotations and then tour the exhibit floor. 

At the Summit, which kicks off the MiA event, a select group of 300 executives and thought leaders will gather to share insights on manufacturing trends and directions. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Alan Beaulieu, president of ITR Economics and co-author of the book Make Your Move.

The show will also embrace the theme of digitalization, wherein data enables new ways of executing traditional tasks that will result in cost savings and faster time to market, including predictive maintenance. The Mindsphere from Siemens, which will be featured at the event, is a cloud-based Industrial Internet of Things operating system that lets users connect physical infrastructure to the digital world.

An exhibition floor with over 50 vendors will host a wide variety of demos. Over 100 seminars will address engineering management, electrical engineering, controls engineering, facilities management, energy, sustainability, plant safety, operations and maintenance.

This year’s MiA Achievement Award nominees will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to community innovation and collaboration. The awards will be presented at the Summit and will highlight Siemens and Electro-Matic customers and partners who advance business practices using Siemens technology.