eSMART Factory Conference




Thu, June 20 - Fri, June 21, 2019


Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, Michigan


The eSMART Factory conference will be held on June 20th and 21st, 2019 at The Dearborn Inn, 20301 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, Michigan 48124 USA. This unmissable annual event brings together the key people and technologies shaping the electronics manufacturing industry.

“Smart” technology has already found its way into almost every aspect of manufacturing, and the pace continues to accelerate. For most companies however, the practical, sustainable and cost-effective Smart Factory, continues to be elusive, while higher product-mix and sudden changes in customer demand continues to drive down productivity. The gap between those discovering compelling benefits using Smart technology and those still waiting to follow, is growing rapidly, threatening to leave many behind. Smart technologies are being utilized to convert business risk associated with current volatile global manufacturing market trends, into genuine business opportunities.

While there is an almost daily requirement for many to research the latest Smart technologies online, there is no substitute for the opportunity to hear directly from those who are driving Smart industry forward. To be able to interact with the experts, to ask your difficult questions that others simply aren’t addressing, is essential for those wanting to know how to piece together Smart technologies in a way that brings direct business value, as part of any ongoing or intended Smart Factory project.

The fourth industrial revolution connects factories, equipment, processes and supply chains across the world, digitally. In electronics, this starts with PCB design, the flow of the digital product model into manufacturing, to be realized through complex assembly and testing, following the customer’s exacting and changing requirements. All this to be done at a moment’s notice, utilizing the best available configuration and fully optimized, with zero defects. Implementation of Smart visibility and control across manufacturing and the supply chain, is essential, from suppliers of raw materials, through to the final shipped product.

The eSmart Factory conference provides a forum for industry professionals across all of these areas to meet, network and debate the latest software systems, production strategies, and automation selection to optimize production in line with Smart Factory digital best practices. eSmart Factory will explore key areas where manufacturers can maximize efficiency in the most demanding circumstances, with for example, the use of robotics in materials supply and management, soldering, assembly, and other repetitive tasks, as well as augmented reality technology that frees operators to engage in more productive work assignments. 3D additive printing applications are also becoming mainstream for tooling applications, as well as augmenting or even replacing assembly operations.

This unique must-attend event offers you a window into the EMS factory of the future, while providing you with real-world strategies to introduce and implement smart factory practices in your organization.


eSMART Factory is jointly organized by Global SMT & Packaging magazine and SMTA. Global SMT & Packaging is an imprint of Trafalgar Publications Ltd. and is the leading international electronics manufacturing publication with magazines, websites, newsletters and video channels across Europe, Asia and the Americas. SMTA (Surface Mount Technology Association) is the leading global trade association for engineers, scientists and technologists in the field of electronics manufacturing.

Who Should Attend?

Production Managers, Quality Managers, Test Managers and all C-Level Executives involved in the specification and implementation of Industry 4.0/Smart Factory systems. This is a ‘must-attend’ event for anyone who is interested in Smart Factory implementation and optimization.

What you will learn

Learn about the latest technologies to assist manufacturers reduce factory/machine downtime and improve throughput, logistics and first pass yield. eSmart Factory 2019 will bring together the leading technologists and engineers to present, discuss and debate the future of these technologies and how they will apply to electronics manufacturing.


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