Explore North America's Leading Advanced Manufacturing Conference

Take your industry expertise a step further at the three-day, six-track conference. Featuring two Innovation Summits on smart manufacturing and 3D printing education — plus a four-track medtech conference — tailor your schedule to your specific needs with unlimited track hopping.

Offering a unique educational experience for professionals involved at any point in the advanced design and manufacturing industry — from R&D, design, and manufacturing engineers to C-suite executives and project managers — you'll access the strategies and techniques that are leading to faster development cycles, lighter products, and lower costs.

Innovation Summit Tracks

New for 2019! The Chief Robotics Officer (CRO) Summit is designed for executives who oversee the deployment of automation, AI, robotics, and the latest intelligent technologies at their organizations. This one day summit provides deep dive education and a chance to connect with peers while discussing the latest regulatory challenges, shifting consumer behavior, and tactics to maintain a competitive edge. Tracks include: How to Secure Funding to Support an Automation Implementation, Devising a Metrics System to Measure ROI, and Strategies to Secure Management Buy-In. Learn More »

Spanning three immersive days, 2019's theme, "New Materials, Tools & Techniques for the Advancement & Development of Additive Manufacturing Processes" will focus on metals and other materials, tools and techniques, new concepts in additive manufacturing, as well as advancements in medical device 3D printing and bioprinting. Tracks include: How Multi-Materials Will Transform Additive Manufacturing, Metal Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace Applications, and 3D Printing & Blockchain: The Next Steps in Additive Manufacturing. Learn More »

This year's extended schedule stretches across two days to offer greater depth in a booming industry. Tackling the theme, "Advancing Smart Manufacturing Systems Using Robotics, Machine Learning, AI, Big Data & IoT," professionals will have direct access to prominent industry leaders and speakers covering collaborative robots, AI, machine learning, big data, sensing technologies, and Industrial IoT. Track topics include: Supply Chain 4.0 Powered by AI, IoT, and Blockchain, Getting Rapid Manufacturing Results with AI and IoT, and The Rise of the Digital Twin. Learn More »

Track Topics at the MD&M Conference

This track highlights emerging technologies in the design and manufacturing industry and details how to apply them to new or existing medical devices. Learn More »

Explore market trends to tailor medical devices for users while learning strategies to speed them to market and ensure adoption. Learn More »

Get up-to-the-minute thinking in deep-dive sessions covering materials, testing, prototyping, manufacturing techniques, and more. Learn More »

Access need-to-know updates and regulatory compliance topics, from FDA updates, to quality control, to the new EU regulations affecting products sold in Europe. Learn More »

Top Five Reasons to Attend

Unlimited Track Hopping

Choose any session across all four tracks to build the agenda that's right for you. More than 85 hours of education!

Industry-Leading Education

Get up to speed on industry hot topics including robotics, artificial intelligence, trends in next-generation design, new materials, and regulatory and quality changes.

Expert-Led Sessions

Learn from the brightest minds at top companies including Medtronic, Boston Scientific, BD, Mayo Clinic, Philips, Galen Robotics, and many more!

Exclusive Networking

Make connections with serious professionals at networking lunches and a welcome reception for conference pass holders only.

Access Conference Slides

Only conference attendees will have access to the password-protected presentation materials used for the expert-led conference sessions.

Need to Justify Your Attendance?

You're sold on the benefits of attending this industry mega event, but how about your boss? Although professional development is essential, it can also be a big investment of time and money. If you need help making the case to management, we're here for you! Use the tools in our Justification Toolkit to convince your boss that PLASTEC West is an investment worth making.

Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors

MD&M Sponsors

AMRI
Design Concepts
Devicix by Nortech 
Eastman Chemical Company
Evolve Manufacturing 
GIS
Hantel
Kablooe
Maxon Precision Motors Inc.
MicroMo
Namsa
Nectar
Nelson Labs
Nexeo Solutions
PolyOne Corporation
Samtec
ZPower, LLC

3D Printing Innovation Summit Spnsors

Fast Radius
HP
Poly-Med, Inc.
Protolabs

Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit Sponsors

Allied
Automation 24
Digi-Key
Fanuc
Festo
LAPP
Maxon
Micromo
Oden
SDP/SI

Chief Robotics Summit Supporting Partner

RoboBusiness

Conference Hours

Tuesday & Wednesday, February 11-12, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 13, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.