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Strong Attendance, Educational Program Drive EASTEC 2019

Advanced manufacturing technology intersected with longstanding machining traditions at EASTEC 2019, held May 14-16 at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass. The event, produced by SME and AMT, has been a New England tradition for 35 years.

This year’s event featured 556 exhibits representing 740 companies and occupying 148,105 sq ft of exhibit space. The event featured 60 educational presentations, a Student Summit, and drew 13,405 visitors, a five percent increase over EASTEC 2017. The trade show welcome more than 50 first-time exhibitors.

Keynote speakers at EASTEC 2019 covered three core issues confronting U.S. manufacturing in the 21st century: sustaining innovation, maintaining profitability through economic cycles, and building a workforce equipped to succeed as well as their predecessors.

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