Welcome to SM4.0 USA 2024 

SM4.0 Analyses The Connected Factory, Data And Analytics, Robotics And Automation, Cybersecurity, Digital Twins, Augmented/Mixed Reality, Asset Performance Management And Sustainability

Take part in this industry leading event where Smart Factory leaders representing global OEMs and their key suppliers, explore future factory trends, innovations and disruptive technologies shaping the future of vehicle manufacturing.

| What To Expect

WeAutomotive Group produce and organize some of the world’s leading and most revered automotive manufacturing conferences, summits, and exhibitions. What makes our events particularly unique, is their very high OEM participation, attracting groups of attendees from all the majors and innovative start-ups from across the world.  Our programs are diligently researched and curated in partnership with the Automotive Manufacturing community, to ensure they address the most pertinent current challenges and key investment areas. This level of detail is part of our pioneering approach to content and ensures that we attract the highest level of attendees. SM4.0 USA provides our attendees with a high-end experience, and unparalleled technical-conference agenda as well as the opportunity to engage with full decision-making faculties all under one roof – in a welcoming, personable environment.

Smart manufacturing will continue to disrupt the automotive manufacturing space, giving rise to smart connected factories, digitalization of operations, advanced network capabilities and seamless data exchange. Connected factories area a culmination of the internet of Things IoT, Predictive Analytics, Blockchain, AI, Machine Learning, Mobility, 5/6G, Cyber Security and innovative immersive technology.

As part of WeAutomotive Group’s premier xEV event portfolio, Smart xEV Manufacturing 4.0 has become the premier event for manufacturing leaders, engineers, maintenance heads, CTOs, technologists and experts alike, to collectively address the key challenges and industry innovations surrounding the utilization of smart technologies, paving the way for a digitally accelerated and advanced low carbon future.

This conference analyses The Connected Factory, Data And Analytics, Robotics And Automation, Cybersecurity, Digital Twins, augmented/Mixed Reality, Asset Performance Management And Sustainably.

You are invited to join over 400 OEM automotive engineers involved in the design and implementation of digital production solutions and production data management, at North America’s largest technical conference and exhibition for automotive smart manufacturing professionals – where experts will engage during a series of case study presentations, interactive panels, and unparalleled networking opportunities.

| Conference Topics

  • Next Generation Cloud Architecture
  • Sustainability In Manufacturing Operations
  • Using Transactional And Semi-Structural Data
  • Standardizing And Structuring Data & Processes
  • Cloud Based PLM, MES and ERP
  • The Emerging Role of Artificial Intelligence
  • 3D Modelling And Computational Analysis
  • Al Within Automated Inspection Systems
  • AI Controlled Automated Enabled Systems
  • Digitizing And Modernizing Operational Tech
  • Bridging The Divide Between IT And OT Teams
  • Strategy And Roadmap For Industry IoT
  • Software-Defined And 5G-Enabled Edge Services
  • Simulation Testing Of Vehicles
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Realising Value From Digital Twins
  • Reducing Unscheduled Downtime
  • Automated Inspection For Quality Control
  • Next-Gen HMI/SCADA Systems
  • Meeting Sustainability Goals By Using Generative Design
  • Asset Performance Management (APM 4.0)
  • Quality Management And Digitalization
  • Initial Cybersecurity Assessment
  • Identifying Risk Ownership For Cyberattacks In Smart Factories
  • Managing Legacy Systems With Long Life Cycles (10+ Years)
  • Real-Time Capabilities
  • Zero Trust Manufacturing
  • Augmented Reality (AR) Solutions On The Factory
  • The Next Generation Connected Worker
  • Digital Transf. Of The Maintenance Technician
  • Model-Based High Performance HMI
  • Scaling Automation Systems
  • The Digital Operations Platform (DOP)
  • Multi-Tier Connectivity On A Single, Shared Network
  • Delivering Intelligence Based On A Holistic View Of The Supply Chain
  • Utilising AI And IoT To Interpret Data
  • Ai-Driven Generative Design For Automotive Manufacturing
  • Connecting Data Across Mission-Critical Operations
  • End-to-End Body Manufacturing Lines
  • Full-Line 3D Scanning
  • Development Of Advanced Automated Products
  • Enhancing Quality Inspection Capabilities With AI Vision
  • Utilizing 3D Printed Jigs And Fixtures
  • Evolution Of Efficient Artificial Intelligent Algorithums
  • Using Human-Machine Interactions
  • Leveraging AI And ML To Break Down Complex Engineering Processes
  • Utilising AI’s Predictive Abilities
  • Smart-Factory Cyber Security
  • Building A Digital Backbone
  • Quality Management On A Smart Manufacturing Architecture
  • Creating A Closed-Loop Approach
  • Integrating Low-Code Platforms
  • Reduce Mass While Maintain Performance Standards
  • Meeting Design Goals And Respecting Constraints

| Trending Topics

Cloud Architecture To Facilitate The Move To A Smart Manufacturing Future

The Emerging Role Of Artificial Intelligence To Control Automotive 4.0 Inspections And Improve Data Analytics Allowing The Production Line To Operate Continuously Without Impacting Overall Throughput

Reaping The Benefits OfDigitilizing And Modernizing Operational Technology (OT) To Bridge The Divide Between IT And OT Teams, Enabling People, Processes, And Technology To Seamlessly Work Together

End-To-End Body Manufacturing Lines Increases Flexibility To Accommodate Completely Random Production Flow That Extends To Model-Specific Assembly, Welding And Quality Inspection

Using 3D Printed Jigs And Fixtures To Reduce Cost, Improve Safety And Boots Efficiency

The Evolution Of Efficient Artificial Intelligence Algorithms Combined With Hardware That Allows Automotive Manufacturers To Streamline Process, Reduce Human Dependence Throughout The Value Chain, And Deliver Improved Results

Recognizing The Key Challenges In Brining Smart-Factory Cyber Security Up To Speed And The Steps Required to Mitigate Attacks

Strategies To Overcome The Growing Cyber Threats That Can Be A Menace In Smart Manufacturing Environments

Ensuing Automotive Manufacturing Facilitie Are Ready To Meet The Emerging Demand For Automated Electric Vehicle Production

The Growing Role Of AGVss In Smart Manufacturing Environment: Using Data And Automation To Reach Your Destination Without Congestion

With Sustainability Now An Integral Part Of Industry Transformation: What Are The Major Factors To Be Considered Aby Automotive Manufacturers For Transformation?

Converging On AZeo-Trust Blueprint To Close The Security And Safety Gaps In The Automotive Industry

By Implementing Augmented Reality (AR) Solutions On The Factory Floor, Automotive Manufacturers Have Established An Entirely New Avenue For Improving The Key Performance Indicators Of Manual Assembly And Maintenance Operations

Java-Based HMI/SCADA Offer An OS-Independent Product, But Some Java-Based HMI/SCADA Systems Come With Disadvantages. Are They Worth The Risk?

The Benefits Of Deploying New Generation HMI/SCADA Systems In Smart Manufacturing Environments

Embracing The Opportunities Offered By Industrial 4.0 To Optimize Processes For Better Productivity

Shifting Gears With AI-Driven Generative Design For Automotive Manufacturing

Empowering Automotive Manufacturers To Reduce Unscheduled Downtime, Prevent Equipment Failure, And Reduce Maintenance Costs While Increasing Asset Utilization With Asset Performance Management (APM 4.0).

Ensuring Quality Management Keeps Pace With the Digitalization Of The Automotive Sector With The Advent Of Smart Manufacturing

Realizing Value From Digital Twin Investment In Automotive Manufacturing

| Exhibitor Categories

Artificial Intelligence
AR VR and mixed reality
Big Data Analysis cybersecurity
Digitalization ERP Systems
Integration platforms
Machine Learning
Predictive Maintenance
Process Automation
Cameras and Sensors
Business Services
Consulting Services
Engineering Services
System Integration – Automation
System Integration – Robotics
System Integration – Vision
Testing/Inspection/Certification Services
Additive Manufacturing/3D printing

Automated Assembly Machines Systems
Automatic Identification and Data
Cables, Cable Assemblers
Connectors Management Systems
Casters, Drive Wheelers
Computer/Storage/Data Systems
Controls, Drives and Amplifies
End-of-Arm Tooling
Finishing Supplies and Equipment
Frame Grabbers and Processing Boards
Industrial IoT
Laser/Laser Equipment/Laser Systems
Lighting Equipment
Machine Tools/Equipment
Metrology Equipment
Mobility Solutions

Motion Control Equipment
Optics and Lenses
Parts Handling Equipment/Conveyors/
Power Transmission, Actuators &
Remanufactured/Used Robots
Robotics – Industrial
Robots – Mobile
Robots Service or Education
Safety and Ergonomic Equipment
Sensors/Sensor Integrated Systems
Software – Simulation/Rendering
Software – Vision and AI
Vision Systems
Wireless Telecommunication

| Ready To Join Us

Taking place at the The Westin Southfield Detroit, the major NA hub of high-tech automotive manufacturing, the SM4.0 USA summit provides a technical content-led agenda meticulously researched and curated in cooperation with the OEMs to tackle the key digitalization challenges and current investment areas.

This year’s exhibition and conference keynote presentions offer a unique opportunity in a ‘personable environment’ to engage with the latest technological products and services from within the industry.

  • Network with peers and industry professionals from within the battery thermal management, battery management systems and battery material sectors
  • The only technical conference and exhibition, focused specifically on battery thermal management materials, technologies and systems for next-generation vehicles; analyzing how to utilize existing and future technologies, and how to capitalize on the latest breakthroughs to deliver desired performance at a commercially viable cost across components, manufacturing, processing, chemistry, and integration
  • Hear from leading industry figures on strategies, the latest trends, and technologies shaping the future of battery electric vehicles
  • Discover and be part of the future plans of OEMs, solutions providers, and battery manufacturers; examine production roadmaps in both the short and long term
  • Gain critical insight into the latest developments in energy density, range and life, as well as examine improvements and cost reduction in cell chemistry, pack reduction, lightweighting and battery management systems

| Testimonials

| Who Is Attending

Lucid Motors, Rivian, ONE | Our Next Energy, Tesla, Ford, GM, Stellantis, Amazon, BDTRONIC, Apple, Lyft, AVL, BMW, Google,BrightVolt, JLR, BYD, CATL, Clarios, Cummins, NIO, SERES, MAHINDRA AUTOMOTIVE NORTH AMERICA, Custom Cells, Daimler, EaglePicher, Samsung, EnerSys, BYTON, ENOVIX, Uber, EnPower, EoCell, Polestar, Canoo, Factorialx, FISKER, First National Battery, Fluence, Gogoro, Gotion, CARESOFT, Group14, GS Yuasa, Harley Davidson, Honda, Hyundai, John Deere, LG, MATHWORKS, Lion Electric, Mercedes Benz, Milwaukee Tool, Mitsubishi, Natron Energy, Nissan, Panasonic, Polaris, PolyPlus, Porsche America, QuantumScape, Robert Bosch, Rolls Royce, SAFT, Sion Power, SIONIC Energy, DUPONT, Solid Power, Solid State Battery, TRUMPF, South 8 Technologies, Lamborghini, StoreDot, DASSAULT SYSTEMES, Teledyne, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Toyota, Triathlon Batterien, Volkswagen, Volvo, Yokohama, AMPCERA, ASPEN AEROGELS, Ferarri, AVERY DENNISON, BASF, A123 Systems, ABB, Daimler Truck North America, Morgan Advanced Materials, SCANIA, Total Energies, Wevo

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