LOS ANGELES – WESTEC returns to Los Angeles on March 27-29 with a new look, new content and a renewed commitment to area industry. The event is a think tank for leaders from diverse industries where they can share new ideas, technologies, products and processes that will impact manufacturing now and in the future.

WESTEC will premiere several new features in 2012, including a New Product Presentation Center and Learning Lounges where experts from specialized industries can provide education and insight in small-group settings. The show will also host unique networking events for attendees to connect with industry leaders and thinkers. In addition, there will be expert-led conference sessions; an Emerging Technology Showcase, highlighting applications for micro, nano and additive manufacturing; exclusive plant tours; and a celebration of key technology developments. WESTEC will also give the audience the opportunity to see and experience California Manufactured Innovations throughout the event.

WESTEC, produced by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, is focused on addressing the evolving manufacturing industry, helping attendees network, build partnerships, highlight new products and processes, and put new solutions front and center. For more information on WESTEC 2012, visitwww.westeconline.comor call 800/733.4763.