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An exclusive U.S. institute

providing manufacturers with connections, collaborative relationships, and certifications for improving manufacturing processes.

The Smart Factory Institute is available to all manufacturers, large and small, across the country for innovation and workforce training.

2023 Smart Factory Institute Virtual Information Sessions

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Signature Events

Jan 31 | 2024


Mar 21 | 2024

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May 09 | 2024

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Jul 25 | 2024

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Oct 24 | 2024

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of Deutsche Messe Technology Academies driving the adoption of Industry 4.0 advanced manufacturing operations.

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Turkey (2024)



Port Elizabeth (2023)

Indonesia (2024)

Portugal (2024)


Mexico (2024)

Kazakhstan (2023)


The Factory of the Future

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) will bring advances in customized manufacturing through the coupling of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and plant floor automation and information systems. 

Smart Manufacturing is the intelligent real-time synchronization and optimization of business, physical and digital processes within factories and across the entire value chain. Other phrases that when discussing related CPS technologies may include Smart Cities, Smart Grid, Smart Homes, and Smart Appliances.

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Advanced Connectivity

  • Industrial Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Smart Sensors

  • The Cloud

  • Cybersecurity

Data Driven Intelligence

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • Machine Learning

  • "Big Data" Analytics

Human Machine Integration

  • Augmented/Virtual Reality

  • Collaborative Robots

  • Cyber-Physical Systems

  • Simulations

Advanced Production Methods

  • Automation

  • Additive Manufacturing

  • System Integration

  • Cloud Manufacturing

Smart Workers & Manager

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Our Technology Partners

The Smart Factory Institute’s technology partners help small to large manufacturers boost productivity, reduce cost and build resiliency in their production processes by providing advanced technologies and digital solutions.

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Connect with industry peers at exclusive events.

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Build collaborative academic and industry relationships.

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Become certified in industry recognized training using the most advanced emerging technology.