DEARBORN, Mich., December 20, 2012 –
Registration Now Open for Largest Northeast Manufacturing Exposition and Conference
DEARBORN, Mich., December 20, 2012 Registration is now open for EASTEC , the largest manufacturing exposition and conference in the Northeast, according to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) .
Demand has been building for two years and, judging by the quality of exhibitors applying for space, EASTEC is definitely your best option for keeping operations current with the latest technologies and management strategies, said Kim Farrugia, SME senior show manager.
More than 10,000 manufacturing professionals are expected to attend the event, which alternated years with Mfg4 Manufacturing for the Future, in 2012. EASTEC features resource centers, keynote speakers, panels and exhibits on growth industries including aerospace, defense, medical, automotive, commerical machinery, electronics, fabricating and plastics. Nearly 500 exhibitors  are expected at the 2013 event, including industry leaders Brooks Associates, Compumachine Inc., Delcam, FANUC FA America, FARO Technologies, Mitsubishi and Pratt & Whitney. Attendee registration  for the exposition is now open.
New features for 2013 include a panel discussion on workforce development the first day of the event, competitive student manufacturing event for regional high schools, new networking opportunities and area plant tours.
EASTEC 2013 takes place May 14-16 at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass. The event layout is organized in five exhibit categories to help attendees navigate the grounds: Design, Engineering, and Rapid Technologies; Tooling, Workholding and Machining Accessories; Automation, Quality and Process Improvement; Plant, Energy, and Environmental Efficiency; and Precision Manufacturing Equipment and Systems.
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The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)  is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its many programs, events, activities and online training division, Tooling U , SME connects manufacturing practitioners to each other, to the latest technologies and to the most up-to-date manufacturing processes. SME has members around the world and is supported by a network of chapters and technical communities. A 501(c)3 organization, SME is a leader in manufacturing workforce development issues, working with industry, academic and government partners to support the current and future skilled workforce.