The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Dearborn, Mich., has announced "The Total Manufacturing Experience," a new, one-of-a-kind manufacturing event to be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 27-30, 2006. The Total Manufacturing Experience will draw leaders from key industries, including automotive, aerospace and defense, medical, electronics, high tech and more.

The event will present a special focus on automation and assembly. Attendees will be immersed in a complete learning experience that moves from classroom to exhibit floor to networking and recognition activities. Participants can immediately apply what they've learned to solve real-world operations and business challenges. This world-class event co-locates WESTEC 2006 Advanced Productivity Exposition, North America's largest annual manufacturing and metalworking event, featuring the latest manufacturing technology and processes. Exhibitors include 600 leading manufacturers and distributors from 150 categories representing 2,500 international product lines. For more information, call 800-733-4763 or visit