Get ready for a mammoth manufacturing get together. More than 2,000 top suppliers of automation technology will gather on February 11 through 13 for ATX West at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.
Vendors will show off technology for a wide range of industries. Attendees will see displays for assembly, robotics, vision inspection systems, motion control, and more. Exposition and Learning Labs take place throughout the show.
ATX West is part of a joint exhibition that includes a number of specialized shows, including: The Pacific Design and Manufacturing Show, PACK West, Electronics West, Aerocon, Plastec West, and more. ATX West attendees will have access to a total of six co-located events covering design, medical, packaging, plastics, and electronics.
Top features come free with registration. They include speed networking events (new to the 2014 show), Innovation Tours (a behind-the-scenes tour of the latest technology), and Tech Theater (educational sessions directly on the show floor). In addition, you can upgrade your admission to include the all new Learning Labs consisting of two-hour sessions covering the hottest topics in automation, robotics, design, R&D, and manufacturing.
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That's a pretty awesome promo video for the show. I'm pleased to see a strong presence of robotics being utilized in the manufacturing sector. Also, its nice to know manufacturing is returning to the states to help out the state of economy. Last, having Gadget Freak winners display their cool projects provides a nice Maker touch to the show since the emphasis is on building products. Very nice promo video!
I agree. The promo video really motivates you to attend the show. It's quite impressive to see most of the exhibits displaying forms of robotic systems to aid in the automation manufacturing process in the video. Looks like a good show to attend.
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