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Smart Factory Expo 2022 Round Up

Round-Up of Smart Factory Expo 2022

Smart Factory Expo is industry’s biggest digital manufacturing show. As part of Digital Manufacturing Week, this annual event welcomes expertise, ideas and opportunity for digital manufacturing.

The two-day event brings together all the technologies enabling the digital manufacturing revolution – creating a carefully curated shop window for manufacturers at all stages of their digital journey. It is a showcase for the revolution in technology, process and thinking behind Industry 4.0.

For the seventh year running Smart Factory Expo delivered an exciting and engaging event of which we were pleased to be a part of!

Showcasing Our New Booth

Our stand was located in the Digital Transformation zone, where our team were chatting with manufacturers, showcasing our award-winning software and the power of design automation and CPQ for manufacturing.

It was really great to set up and see our digital booth in action again. Impressively made by our CEO, Glen Smith who is a Mechanical Engineer, the booth is made up of four 60-inch tv’s bolted together. It certainly was an attention grabber and a great conversation starter.

It was great to see so many in the manufacturing industry recognising and embracing the need for digital technology. Over the two days, we took the opportunity to show manufacturers how DriveWorks CPQ for Manufacturing can help them sell custom products digitally around the world.

Through speaking with all kinds of people in the industry, we found more than ever the need for companies to be flexible and agile.

Exploring the Latest Technology

With five visitor zones, each focused on different digital manufacturing opportunities, Smart Factory Expo offers something for everyone.

The themed zones created an opportunity for attendees to engage with world-class exhibitors, innovative start-ups and experience-sharing sessions from some of the most exciting names in global manufacturing and technology.

Whilst we were there we took the opportunity to visit other exhibitors and explore the latest trends in digital manufacturing technology.

We also met with universities and discussed more ways we can support the future of the industry and learn from their research.

Hearing from Industry Experts

There was a wide range of speakers scheduled at the Smart Factory Expo, who delivered presentations on topics that are both challenges and providing opportunities to manufacturers right now.

Set up via five solutions theatre zones around the exhibition hall, over 130 speakers were presenting and demonstrating the latest technology and ways manufacturers can embrace digital transformation and industry 4.0. We attended many of these presentations to learn about the challenges manufacturing companies are facing, and how they can begin to transform digitally.

During the event, we heard all kinds of presentations delivered by industry and manufacturing experts. From the Made Smarter Innovation theatre to the Digital Transformation theatre, there was always something to listen in on and learn about the future of this industry.

Across the two days of speakers, we found it particularly to further our knowledge to find out how companies around the world are using automation to do more with less, how manufacturers can equip their workforces for the digital age, and what companies have to consider to digitally transform, enabling a Smart Factory.

We understand just how important it is for us to stay in the centre of what is going on in our industry, and learn what others are doing, so we can better help those who are using our software and the wider community.

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