AeroDef Manufacturing 2013 Technical Conference Sessions

Manufacturing professionals can choose from dozens of technical sessions on technologies critical to the success of the aerospace and defense industry at AeroDef Manufacturing and Composites Manufacturing. The dual exposition and technical conference will be held March 19–21, 2013, at the Long Beach California Convention Center and is produced by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).

The AeroDef conference committee includes professionals from leading aerospace and defense manufacturing companies, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Pratt & Whitney. The conference is designed to answer questions critical to the future of the industry. For example, how can suppliers meet the burgeoning demand for innovation, affordability and producibility?

AeroDef gives participants a comprehensive perspective of the extended aerospace and defense manufacturing enterprise. Keynote speakers will address the industry’s challenges and promising solutions, which attendees can more fully explore through the event’s panel discussions, technical conference tracks and Integrated Solutions Centers.

Aerospace & Defense

  • Titanium Machining Enhancements
  • Digital Direct Manufacturing Overview
  • Quality & Producibility
  • Automated Machining Systems
  • Digital Direct Machining of Metallic Structures
  • Materials Applications for Finishings & Coatings
  • Automated Assembly
  • Contract Manufacturing Services
  • Advances in Inspection
  • Simulation & Analysis Tools for Machining
  • Integrated Assembly


  • Processes
  • Sporting Goods Applications
  • Wind Energy Applications
  • Tooling
  • Machining
  • Automotive Applications
  • Out of Autoclave
  • Automated Processes
  • Fabrication & Repair
  • Drilling

Attendees who register by Jan. 31, 2013, will receive a $100 discount on their conference fee. Use promo code ATTNPROMOPress when you register. FANUC FA America is the sponsor of the aerospace tracks. Axiom Solutions is the sponsor of the composites tracks.

AeroDef Manufacturing is the leading technical conference and exposition for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. Produced by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), in partnership with leading industry OEMs, its mission is to foster innovation across the extended enterprise to reduce costs, expedite production times and maintain U.S. competitiveness in the global economy.

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