May 8-10, 2018 | Connecticut Convention Center | Hartford, CT

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Why Mfg4?
Three industries, three days, unlimited opportunities. The aerospace, defense, and medical device industries share similar needs for high-quality manufacturing, yet are sometimes constrained by decreasing R&D investments. Mfg4 2016 brings together key technology, machining and assembly suppliers in these industries, providing manufacturers with a unique environment for collaboration and convergence. Mfg4 is technology transfer in action.

Aerospace Industry
One of the few bright spots in the world economy with a forecasted production of $1.8 trillion in turbine-powered aircraft through 2023, the aerospace industry faces a number of challenges that internal R&D alone won’t solve. Chief among these are stringent government regulations and quality controls, which makes the need for cutting-edge manufacturing technology essential. Fortunately, many of these technologies do not need to be developed from scratch – they’re already at work in the defense and medical industries. Mfg4 brings together key suppliers and manufacturers from these industries to facilitate and encourage collaboration and crosspollination between disciplines. Mfg4 is where brilliant idea and people intersect. Because together we can solve our individual challenges.

Defense Industry
With the U.S. defense budget forecast to decrease from $631 billion in 2015 to $585 billion in 2019, the pressure on the defense industry to do more with less is only going to increase. Combine that with stringent government regulations, rigorous quality controls and shareholders’ profit expectations, and the need for cutting-edge manufacturing technology becomes absolutely essential. Fortunately, many of these technologies do not need to be developed from scratch – they’re already at work in industries such as aerospace and medical. Mfg4 brings together OEMs and leading suppliers from these industries in a forum designed to encourage collaboration and crosspollination between each discipline. Mfg4 is where technology transfer becomes a profitable reality.

Medical Industry
With the global market for medical devices expected to grow from $386 billion in 2015 to $517 billion in 2020, and a medical device excise tax expected to cut into profits, the need for cutting-edge manufacturing technology is essential. Fortunately, the medical device industry shares key requirements with the aerospace and defense industries – stringent quality standards, long project cycles and extensive supplier involvement – facilitating the transfer of technology from one industry to another. Mfg4 brings together OEMs and leading suppliers from all these industries in a forum designed to encourage collaboration and crosspollination, creating a unique flow of ideas and adoption. Mfg4 is where research in one industry meets development in another.

Why do you need to attend?
Mfg4 is the most efficient way for you to see and evaluate the latest Aerospace, Defense, and Medical manufacturing technologies. Hear from industry leaders on topics vital to industry manufacturers, network with peers and find ideas and solutions you didn’t even know you needed.

 
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