Get in the Zone! The Smart Technology Zone Showcased at AME 2022

Last week, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center’s Smart Technology Zone was on the road again. It was a huge hit at the Advanced Manufacturing Expo in Grand Rapids, Mich., where our Industry 4.0 team joined our West Michigan team to talk about all things tech with hundreds of attendees.
Manufacturers from all over Michigan came into the “Zone” to see how The Center could help their business, whether with cobots, 3D printing, augmented reality and more.
The annual Advanced Manufacturing Expo focuses on bringing leadership, technology and resources together. Hosted by Industrial Control, the prominent event features companies from across the nation exhibiting ways they can help the manufacturing industry with innovative Industry 4.0 technologies.
Our team in the Smart Technology Zone discussed steps manufacturers can take to effectively implement technology, often starting with data collection and then growing from there to tackle the biggest opportunities for improvement. Within the Zone, attendees were able to experience live hands-on demonstrations of various technologies, along with our tech partners who showed how their technologies could work in a manufacturing facility to help companies meet their goals.
Additionally, The Center’s Industry 4.0 experts, Chuck Werner, Robert Scipione and Jeff Williams, supported by Industry 4.0 Facilities Manager Dave Lanczak, spoke with attendees about our free Technology Opportunity Assessment as a first step to adapting technology to ensure their businesses don’t get left behind in an increasingly competitive industry.
Check out this video to see a quick recap of the event!
The Center is here to help manufacturers along their implementation journey. We offer various Industry 4.0 classes to train your team on the technologies. Register for an upcoming course here. See how technology can fit into your workflow by scheduling a free Technology Opportunity Assessment. Our experts will come on-site and create a technology adoption strategy just for you. Schedule one today!
Since 1991, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center has assisted Michigan’s small and medium-sized businesses to successfully compete and grow. Through personalized services designed to meet the needs of clients, we develop more effective business leaders, drive product and process innovation, promote company-wide operational excellence and foster creative strategies for business growth and greater profitability. Find us at

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