Wed. Feb 1st, 2023

Integrating data, expertise, and enterprise into sensible manufacturing outcomes

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., January 25, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HOUSTEX 2023, an SME occasion for small- to medium-size producers (SMMs), is crafted to empower southwestern firms to remodel their manufacturing services into sensible factories; embrace more-efficient applied sciences that enhance value, high quality, and profitability; and develop and upskill their workforce.

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Bob Willig, CEO and Government Director, SME (Picture: Enterprise Wire)

The occasion, scheduled for February 21-23, 2023, on the George R. Brown Conference Middle in Houston, is sponsored by SME and AMT – The Affiliation For Manufacturing Know-how. The 2 non-profits have partnered for HOUSTEX 2023 to interact trade, academia, and authorities companies in bringing options to SMMs that drive the development of sensible manufacturing rules. HOUSTEX is a part of the Manufacturing Know-how (MT) Collection – 4 regional occasions performed bi-annually to share data, expertise, expertise, and connections amongst producers.

Greater than 90 % of producing accomplished in the present day within the U.S. and Canada is carried out by SMMs. A current SME-CESMII Good Manufacturing Survey revealed that whereas nearly two-thirds (61%) of respondents mentioned their manufacturing operations are an integral element of their group’s digital provide chain technique, solely two-in-five respondents indicated that their group has devoted headcount for sensible manufacturing initiatives (42%). Respondents from firms with just one manufacturing web site are considerably extra more likely to point out that their firm’s manufacturing operations should not an integral a part of their group’s digital provide chain.

“Small and medium-sized producers know they should do one thing to achieve a aggressive edge within the market, particularly with the appearance of reshoring and the chance to turn out to be more practical at rising manufacturing regardless of not with the ability to supply sufficient staff,” mentioned Robert Willig, government director and CEO of SME. “At HOUSTEX, you will note first-hand how firms already are making ‘Good’ modifications, coaching their workforce, and getting nice ROI. Exploring superior applied sciences, studying workforce improvement methods and techniques, and networking with trade veterans who’ve skilled this digital transformation and may share data will be epiphanous for these producers.”

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Willig mentioned HOUSTEX 2023 will characteristic three keynote audio system throughout the three-day occasion and can provide thought-leadership panel discussions and different featured audio system from small to massive firms which have efficiently navigated the Good Manufacturing journey and can share their experiences and supply suggestions for environment friendly adoption of digital applied sciences and processes. The occasion additionally will characteristic an academic ingredient for high-school-age college students with an curiosity in profession and technical training.

Vivid Minds Gives Manufacturing Perception to College students

As a part of HOUSTEX 2023, greater than 900 Houston-area highschool college students will get their first style of producing by SME’s Vivid Minds program which gives dynamic keynote audio system and guided show-floor excursions of exhibiting manufacturing firms. College students can discover the newest 3D applied sciences, view high-tech manufacturing demonstrations, join with faculties and universities with sturdy engineering packages, and uncover main world firms hiring within the area.

Small Store Digital Options Showcase

For guests who wish to find out about and work together with the newest technological improvements designed to enhance year-over-year profitability by closing the digital tech hole for SMMs and bettering the productiveness of each folks and machines, the MT Collection and MSC have curated HOUSTEX’s Small Store Digital Resolution Showcase. Right here attendees can expertise predictive milling, in-situ monitoring, synthetic intelligence/machine studying, and an all-in-one resolution that makes use of machining dynamics to stabilize and optimize milling efficiency.

Observe HOUSTEX 2023

Observe HOUSTEX 2023 by visiting the HOUSTEX 2023 web site. The occasion is also on Fb, and on Twitter and Instagram.

For registration info, go to the HOUSTEX 2023 Registration web page.

To turn out to be an exhibitor or sponsor for the occasion, go to the Exhibitor / Sponsor Inquiry web page.

About AMT

AMT – The Affiliation For Manufacturing Know-how represents and promotes U.S.- primarily based manufacturing expertise – those that design, construct, promote and repair the constantly evolving expertise that lies on the coronary heart of producing. Be taught extra at

About SME

SME believes within the energy of expertise and the innovation of individuals to advance our nation and remedy the world’s best issues. For 90 years, SME has led the manufacturing ecosystem to raise producers, academia, professionals, and the communities through which they function. We assist construct the bridge from in the present day to the longer term by creating the subsequent era of producing expertise and informing trade on expertise advances that may propel their operations into excellence. Be taught extra at, observe @SME_MFG on Twitter or

NOTE TO EDITORS: Excessive-resolution photographs of Bob Willig, HOUSTEX can be found from SME.

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