DEARBORN, MI ― The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has announced that its WESTEC Advanced Productivity Exposition will become a biennial event, effective immediately. The long-time exposition will alternate years with SME’s new AeroDef Manufacturing event. WESTEC 2012 is scheduled for March 27-29, 2012, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
WESTEC has been instrumental in showing how technologies originally created for aerospace and defense have application in industries as diverse as medical, energy, electronics, consumer goods, aircraft, general manufacturing and the automotive aftermarket. The event will continue to showcase a wide cross section of industries. A redesigned, content-rich WESTEC 2012 will have an emphasis on best business practices, adopting the latest technologies for emerging industries.